Fiona has danced for over 40 years and has run her dance studio for 28 years. She has her Full Teaching Diplomas in CSTD Tap & Theatrical. She trained in Classical Ballet (CSTD, RAD, BBO) Tap & Modern Jazz. She has a passion for tap dance which has seen her travel to train with the likes of Tarik Winston, Chris Horsey, Christine Denny, Sarah Reich, Brenda Buffalino, Barbara Duffy, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Kelsey McCowan to name a few. Fiona worked at the Civic Theatre Restaurant in Perth for 4 years and was a backup dancer for International Elvis Impersonator ‘Max Pelicano’.
Fiona has also choreographed and performed in many Perth Productions such as 42nd St, Chicago, Cabaret, Cats & Annie. She also performed onstage in 2012 with Chris Horsey for the International Tap Festival in Melbourne, in a piece called ‘The Orchestra’ and in a Perth produced tap show called ‘Sole Mates’ in 2015 at the Perth Fringe Festival with fellow Perth Tapper Leanne Driel. Fiona also performed with the West Australian Tap Dance Orchestra in 2017. Fiona has also performed in LA and trained at The Edge Performing Arts Centre and Broadway Dance Centre in NY. Fiona won the 2012 Perth State Championship Choreography award for her tap routine ‘Sevenation Army’.
The last 4 years has also seen Fiona branch out into Adjudicating Dance Competitions both locally and overseas. Fiona also teaches Christine Denny’s Tapatak Oz syllabus here in WA. Fiona has been teaching tap for the past 4 years at WAAPA and is the current Tap Teacher at WAAPA for the BA MT Course.
Fiona gained her Tap Teacher’s Training Certificate in New York in 2019.
Tap is Fiona’s passion and she always loves to teach and pass on her knowledge and love of this amazing dance form to all ages.