Liz’s dance training in Salsa began around 1993 when she attended classes and danced socially. However around this time she also began her intensive Latin American Dancesport training at which she trained and competed for many years. With dedication and commitment that had her training up to 5 or 6 times per week for 2-3 hours at a time, Salsa quickly became her outlet for dancing fun, away from her gruelling training in the Latin American Dancesport world!
After much technical and disciplined training over the years with many of Melbourne’s best Latin American Dancesport teachers, Liz decided it was time to put all of her energy back into her first love – Salsa. Little did she know then that her all her hard work and disciplined training at Dancesport was what would put her at the forefront of her field in Salsa. In 2003 she and her then partner won the IDO Victorian Salsa Championship and later the IDO Australian Salsa Championship. During this time and ever since Liz has travelled nationally and internationally to train with specific Instructors leading their field and also to National and International Salsa Congresses, constantly keeping updated on new trends in Salsa. In 2004 Liz expanded on her already technical dance background by studying dance full time. Through is intensive year Liz learnt Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap and Contemporary dance.
Liz has been invited to perform at International Salsa Congresses and has also had her school Melbourne Latin Dance (formerly known as ‘Latinissimo’) represent Melbourne at the 2005 Sydney Salsa Congress (“Matrix” routine), 2006 Sydney Salsa Congress (“Moulin Rouge” routine), 2007 Sydney Salsa Congress (“Dukes of Salsa” routine), 2008 Sydney Salsa Congress (“Bring It On!” routine) and 2009 Sydney Salsa Congress (“Supermodels” routine and “Reggaeton” Routine). Over the years Liz and her partners or Teams have also performed on countless other stages in Melbourne and around Australia. Although she still loves to perform, Liz now thrives on teaching and sharing her love of Salsa with her students, and passing on the benefit of her years of technical dance training and experience.