Izzy is passionate about people, human movement, wellness, expression and learning. This has led her to many years of dance and academic study to become both an accomplished and accredited dance teacher and have a career in neurological physiotherapy. Izzy utilizes her unique combination of skills in her classes, drawing on neuroscience, psychology, anatomy, movement learning theory, classical and contemporary ballet and yoga among many others. Izzy has a dance history like many professional teachers, starting ballet and jazz at a young age. Izzy studied and performed these styles for over 20 years and completed a dance teaching certificate. After she discovered Latin dance in 2006, Izzy explored all the styles, especially Tango, Salsa and of course Zouk, and gained a wide breadth of knowledge and skills. Her passion and skills lead her to dance and teach professionally in these styles prior to her decision to focus primarily on zouk. Izzy opened the only Zouk dedicated dance school DanceIM in Melbourne in 2012. As well as being well known for her local zouk classes, she has been invited to teach and perform at many events around Australia and internationally including most recently Brazouky (Australia), the Berg Zouk Congress (Brazil) and the Prague Zouk Congress (Europe). Izzy continues to work passionately in dance as well as in neurological rehabilitation believing each enhances the other. Izzy’s widespread dance skills and experience, along with her extensive knowledge and skills she draws on from outside the dance world make her classes unique. She aims to give classes that not only give technique and steps but which allow participants to expand their experience, learn something new and walk out with a smile.
Izzy and Steve