Welcome to Pointe Performance.
I had a complete change of career after starting my family. For years having suffered repeated bouts of painful Tonsillitis and then an Epidural procedure that went horribly wrong during the birth of my son, I sought help from some Holistic Therapies to recover and I have never looked back since!
Subsequently I gained qualifications in Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Vertical Reflex Therapy, Bowen Technique Therapy, Hot Stone Massage and also Beauty Therapy. I have now worked as a Therapist for over 17 years.
Having originally trained in Ballet from age 5 and passing my vocational examinations in 1983, I eventually returned to my love of Dance and assisted teaching at a local dance school and I was fortunate to be encouraged and was tutored to be a Dance Teacher by a Senior Examiner for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, but having had an operation on both feet in my mid twenties and many years away from the demands of dance, I decided to turn to Pilates instead and was amazed at the difference it made, which was the catalyst to become a Pilates Instructor, qualifying to teach in 2007.
In addition to my Therapy business, I have worked in a clinical setting as a Physiotherapy Assistant in the Orthopaedic department at Worthing Hospital and have continued to utilise my knowledge of movement with my passion for Ballet to teach Pilates to very young student Dancers and educating them in particular about the health care and injury prevention of their feet and ankles.
SERVICES I OFFER
Private & Semi-Private Pilates Tuition for all ages and abilities
Pilates for Dancers
Bowen Technique Therapy
Foot Health & Pedicures
Pre-Pointe Prep Assessments
Professional Pointe Shoe Fitter. Approved by Freed of London, Russian Pointe & Capezio.
Member of Federation Of Holistic Therapists
FHT First Aid For Therapists Qualified
IDTA & RAD Qualified -Vocational Level
FITNESS BALLET Instructor
BASI Pilates Qualified Instructor
BASI Pilates For Dancers
Bowen Technique Practitioner
ITEC Beauty Therapy Specialist Dip
VTCT Reflexology Dip
VTCT Body Massage Dip
VTCT Indian Head Massage Dip
NYU School Of Medicine – Principles of Dance Medicine – Special Focus Foot & Ankle.
-Matching The Shoe To The Dancer
-Function & Injury In The Dancer
-Functional Tests To Assess Pointe Readiness
Currently studying BTEC Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapy
MICHT MIFHB Cert ECBS Cert BASI ITEC Dip.