My Name is Angie and i am turning 21 years old this year. I started dancing when i was 11 years old. Dancing has always been a passion of mine but my mum was hesitant to let me start dancin, as she had danced (ballet) professionaly and knew firsthand the hardships dancing can lead to (eating disorders and injuries and early arthritis to name a few). Eventually she gave in to my incessient pleading and enrolled me in Highland dance classes. Shortly after i started Ballet (my true passion) and i have been dancing, and loving it, ever since. In 2005 i was forced to take 1 1/2 years off dancing and performing due to serious potentialy life threatning illness! This effectivly shattered my dreams of dancing professionaly. However something good came from it as during that time i began assitent teaching and discovered that i loved it (which was suprising!) and i have been teaching ever since. Mid way through 2007 i opened my own dance studio (with the support of the SO at the studio i grew up dancing in) and it has been a massive learning curve figuring out how to run a studio. I love it though!
At the end of 2006 I was cleared by my doctor to return to dancing and i still take 8-15+ hours of ballet and 4 hours of Highland classes a week aswell as rehersals for the senior company perfomances (ballet). (aswell as teaching/running a studio). It's been a long road regaining my flexibility (still have a way to go) and technique after such a long break, but i'm begining to get my form back and i treasure every moment of dancing and every performance so much more now then i did before.
I am also at University Doing a Bacelor Of Law and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Psychology and Political science). so i have a pretty full on schedule. But hey what is life for if not to live it to it's fullest?