I started dancing when I was 5, so it’s been 16 years now!
Why were you interested in starting?
I saw some dancers while on family vacation in PEI and knew I wanted to try it!
What is your favorite highland dance, and why?
My favourite highland is the ST and my favourite national is the Blue Bonnets. When I do these two dances I feel very comfortable and confident and I think others like to watch them too.
What is your least favorite highland dance, and why?
Scotch Measure…need I say more?
What is your biggest goal you are working towards right now?
I’m don’t have any competitive goals right now. I’m really just trying to work on my technique and feel good about my dancing.
If you could give anyone looking to start highland dancing a piece of advice what would it be?
Go for it! There are so many ways to enjoy highland dancing, from the fitness aspect to performances to competition, I think everyone should give it a shot.
What is your favorite memory so far in your highland dance career?
My favourite memory from my childhood dancing was traveling to Canadians in Victoria, BC to represent NS. I’d never travelled and this was an amazing experience. Since my return to dancing as an adult, my favourite memory is winning 1st place with Maddi for our duo!
Tell us a bit about what you do outside of highland dancing:
I am currently in my 4th year at Dalhousie University and completing an Honours in Neuroscience. I hope to continue on to a Master’s in Physiotherapy. I also grew up playing softball and continue to play in a Slo-pitch league. At home, I have 2 dogs and a cat.