The Creator/Founder of PRENATAL & POSTNATAL DANCE
MY DANCE CAREER
I am a Portuguese & French Canadian, born & raised in British Columbia, Canada. I have dedicated most of my life motivating and inspiring others through dance as a dance educator, performer and choreographer.
I have been teaching dance for 25+ years, have an extensive dance background performing on TV, film, live shows, commercials all over the world (over 40 countries). I have taught thousands of dancers worldwide from small children to professionals and everyone in between. I was also a guest instructor on VHI's Celebrity Fit Club
I have shared the stage or the screen as a dancer with Britney Spears, Beyonce, Earth Wind & Fire, Beyonce, Carmen Electra, ZZ Top, Luis Miguel, Rain (Bi), Carrie Underwood, MC Hammer to name a few. I have also performed as a dancer on America's Got Talent, Star Trek: Enterprise, Spike TV's Guy's Choice Awards, MAD TV, and was Jennifer Garner's Dance Double on Alias.
my pregnant life
I created PRENATAL DANCE during my first pregnancy in 2010. My life and career made a huge shift. I took a serious interest in my health, nutrition and exercise.
I have danced through 3 pregnancies which has helped me stay in shape, as well maintain healthy pregnancies & wonderful births.
I am thankful that I've had 3 wonderful home births with a midwife. My husband & I used Hypnobirthing as a method to relax and eliminate the pain. The experience was the highest of all highs.
Being mom has been the most fulfilling roller coaster rides, to say the least. Like all moms, I had to adjust to a new way of life full of poopy diapers, car seats, strollers, diaper bags, baby wipes, nursing covers, breast pumps etc.
Postpartum recovery can be tough, especially in 2020-21 with little to no community support. My international dance teaching career & travel life came to a halt, I transitioned to online dance teaching from home. I have never been home this long ever in my life so finding the time to balance mom life, work life & self care all at home has been incredibly challenging.
POSTNATAL DANCE was created in 2020 out of frustration from the outside world (travel bans & studio closures). I wanting to get back in shape but I had no where to go. I knew I wasn't alone and other moms were feeling the same frustrations, so I had this crazy idea and created a step-by-step dance program for moms with babies to get back in shape dancing with their babies without leaving the house.
I created a 6 WEEK POSTNATAL DANCE CHALLENGE in January 2021 and it was a huge success. I personally coached a small group of moms who went through their own incredible mental and physical transformations. Now I am on a mission to help other moms do the same.