Deakin University, Australia, B.C.A, Dance
RMIT - Australia, Diploma of Youth Work
Hoboken, NJ, 2010 - 2012
Twin boys, age 3; girl, 6 months
Westchester, NY, 2010
Twin boys, 18 months
Rutland, VT, 2009
Children, elementary school aged
Ballet, Yoga and Creative Movement Teacher
̊New York, NY, 2008 - Present
Dance Program Director
New York, NY, 01/10 - Present
New York, NY, 2008 - Present
After four years of traveling the world, working as a nanny and babysitter everywhere I went, I happily put some roots down in NYC and finally began living the dream – real life in New York City!
I was born and raised in Australia, just down the coast of Melbourne. As a teenager, I began working with The Reach Foundation, an Australian youth organization whose programs are run by young people for young people. Reach trained me to become a facilitator and I had the pleasure of designing and delivering inspiring and empowering workshops to groups of up to 500 young people. Connecting with a diverse group of people over my eight years at Reach spurred my passion for understanding people and engaging with them as individuals. Over the course of my travels I worked as a live-in nanny in LA, I was a councilor at a summer camp in Vermont (which had limited electricity and running water and no technology), I learnt to ski while working as Guest Services Supervisor in Canada, and I joined a traditional circus in Edinburgh and I went to Mali, Africa by myself. After all of those adventures, I am happy to be settled in New York with my friends, my mint plant, and Central Park.
- I have professional childcare experience with…
Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Multiples, Children with special needs
- I will be SmartSitting while…
Taking dance class, learning how to bake or soaking in this wonderful city.
- In 5 years, I hope to be…
A family engagement specialist, supporting the happiest and healthiest family life possible for every member of the families that I work with.
- Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…
Dance, teaching kids how to hug trees - I can find enthusiasm for anything., water safety, self awareness and emotional intelligence