Therese joins the Simply Ballroom team all the way from Sydney via Los Angeles after enjoying a very successful amateur career dancing in Australian film and television shows like Australian People’s Choice Awards and on stage at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Olympics. Since turning professional, she has been teaching in Los Angeles and continuing her education in ballroom dance. Therese likes all aspects of competition which is clear to see by her many titles, and representing her country in all major state and international competitions. She brings a wealth of competitive dance experience and technical knowledge to Simply Ballroom.
After completing her coaching and teacher qualifications at the Australian Institute of Sport, Therese discovered a new passion for sharing her knowledge and helping others become better dancers. She teaches by focusing on the art of movement and physical aspects of dance and “Simply” making learning fun again! She does a fantastic job of meeting students at their level and building them up. Nothing makes her smile more than watching a student reach their dancing goals in social or competitive dancing.
Therese will be partnered with Star Dancer Jim Rivett, President of Arketype, inc.