"Stompin definitely played a big part in where I am today... it helped me get to Uni to study dance where I loved learning anatomy... I am now just finishing my Bachelors in Nursing...
HISTORY: Stompin Dancer 2004-2009 and Administration Volunteer.
What lessons or memories are stuck in your mind from your days at Stompin?
Being part of Stompin was one of the best things I did. It gave me independence, a place to be creative and explore. I wasn’t someone that liked school or sports so having a place to dance was so important to me... it was something just for me... I think one of the most important memories was when I was given the opportunity to take the lead in some of the choreography... Stompin gave me the platform to explore my abilities. I was encouraged, guided and pushed.
How did you spend your Saturday nights in Launceston?
Saturday nights in Launceston when I was 15-19 years old were spent at house parties mainly I think. If not, just dancing around in my bedroom to all sorts of music.
What memories do you have of City Park?
City Park was a place that I used to go to a lot with my mum when I was little…now, I work at Design Tasmania and I have gained a whole new appreciation for City Park. It is so beautiful and somewhere I am so lucky to have right outside when I go on my lunch break. I am frequently having long conversations with customers about how beautiful the park is and the monkeys of course.
If you could tell your past-self anything, what would it be?
I would say don’t take yourself so seriously... I always worried I wasn’t good enough or I wouldn’t get where I wanted, but I'm realising that is not important. I still have to tell myself- don’t worry so much and just enjoy life.
What excites you about your future?
I have many goals and dreams and it’s exciting to think about them coming true.