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Corporate Events
  • Hospital Doctor Awards, Park Lane Hilton
  • Swinton Corporate Team Building Day, Manchester
  • Starlit Ball, Roayl Hall Fundraising, Harrogate International Centre
  • Arsenal Football Club, Diamond Club event, London
  • Macmillan Cancer Support, fund raising event, Edinburgh
  • City of London Police Dinner Dance and Awards Night
  • Lawrence Dallaglio Benefit Ball, Grosvenor House, Park Lane
  • Workshops and performances at Cabinet War Rooms, London for the 1940s Dance Nights
  • 1920s workshops and performances for the Flappers and Follies Summer Party at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Media Appearances
  • Featured dancer in My Week With Marilyn, Film
  • Featured dancer in The Mint, ITV
  • Featured dancer in Foyles War, BBC
  • Jive expert & featured dancer in BBC 1, Strictly Come Dancing
  • Featured dancer in Blue Peter
  • Jive Co-ordinator and dancer in George Michael's 'Round Here' -music video
  • Featured dancer in BBC 2 Glenn Miller Documentary
  • Dancer in the Generation Game
  • Dancer in Blue Peter
Theatre Shows
  • Let's Make a Song & Dance, Becks Theatre
  • Cabarets Pigalle Club, Piccadilly London
  • Featured dancer in the Glenn Miller Concert, Princes Theatre, Torquay
  • Featured dancer in the show In the Mood for Valentine's, Royal Centre Nottingham
  • Featured dancer at Argentine Tango show with Trio Corazon
  • Featured dancer in the show "Legend of Sinatra" through spring and autumn 2001 featuring Gary Williams and David Jacobs.
  • Featured dancer in the show "At the Hop" - part of the Festival of Britain
  • Featured dancer in the show "Journey through Jazz"
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Competitions- Titles    
  • Boogie-Woogie: -Two times Finnish Champion (1998 & 1999)
    - 10th in European Championships(1996)
    - 7th in World Championships (1999)
    - 8th In Boogie Dancing World Cup (1999)
  • Lindy Hop: 7th in World Championships (1998)
    - UK Open Jive Championships 2001 - Lindy Hop division winner
    - UK Open Lindy Hop Champion (2000)
  • Rock'n'Roll: 3rd in D-class in Finland (1998)
  • Jive: Jive Masters 2nd place, London (2004)
  • Blues: American Champion (1999)
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Competitions- Judging
  • Judge: Swing competition, Liverpool Lindy Smackdown
  • Judge: Swing competition, Long Tall Ernie
  • Finland: Kunkkukisa 4 consecutive years
  • Portsmouth England Modern Jive Competition
  • Herrang Dance Camp Sweden Fast-feet competition in Boogie-Woogie & Lindy Hop
  • Blackpool England Modern Jive Competition
Festivals    
  • Thames Festival, London
  • Innocent Fruits Fete, Regents Park, London
  • International Piano Boogie Festival, Fontmell Magna
  • Flight to the Past, Blenheim Palace
  • Cabinet War Rooms VJ Day Celebrations
  • Lord Mayor's New Year's Parade , London
  • Capital Age Day, London
  • West End Live, Leicester Square London, 3 years
  • Performance at The 6th Circus Space Festival
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Teaching at Schools
  • Mellow Lane School, swingdance workshop for Year 6
  • Junior King's School, Canterbury, swingdance workshop for Year 6
  • Canonbury Primary School, swingdance workshop for Year 6
  • St John's Walham Green CE Primary School, swingdance workshop for Years 3 and 4
  • Essendine School
  • Aldenham School
  • Charleton Special Needs School
  • Wells Primary School
  • The Sacred Heart Language College, several workshops
  • St John's Walham Green CE Primary School, swingdance workshop for Years 3 and 4
  • Teaching children at the Imperial War Museum at the 1940's week
  • Teaching children in Harca Youth Centre , London 
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Teaching in international events
  • Teacher in Herrang Dance Camp, Sweden July 4 years
  • Boogie Baerens, Germany
  • Dance Holidays Torrox, Spain
  • Teacher in Boogie Experiment, Germany
  • Swing Spring, Finland
  • London Balboa Festival, 3 years
  • Teacher in Santa Susana, Spain May, 2 years
  • Teacher at Dance Manhattan and Swing 46, New York, USA
  • Teacher at Ragtime weekend, Toronto, Canada
  • Teacher in Barcelona, Spain
  • Teaching at an international dance camp in Bergen Norway, 6 years. Teaching children 5-10 year olds
Choreography & Consultation
  • Choreographer for episode of ITV's new series (filmed fall 2014)
  • Choreographer for the final episode of BBC's CBeebies 'The Four O'clock Club'
  • Co-Writer of Teacher's Material for French Dance Teacher's Association
  • Jive Co-ordinator and dancer in George Michael's 'Round Here' -music video
  • 50's-dance specialist in the musical Grease in Finland
  • Choreographer for the show "Ignite”
  • Lecture for Internation Dance Teachers' Association
  • Teacher and writer of the material for the first "new teachers course" in Boogie-Woogie on four separate occasions in 1998 and 1999 in Finland.
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Organiser
  • Co-organiser: Zurich West Coast Swing Dance Camp
  • Co-organiser: Zurich Balboa & WCS Dance Camp
  • Organiser, adjudicator, music selection: Stompin's Swing for the Crown
  • Organiser, adjudicator, music selection: United Kingdom Open Lindy Hop Championships.
  • President of a non-profit dance organization Rock'n'Roll Dance Club Comets in 1999 in Finland. Member of the board of directors in Rock'n'Roll Dance Club Comets 1996-1999. Editor of the Comets magazine in 1996.

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