Annette graduated with a degree in Music from the Ulster University and teaches music and dance from her home in Ireland. She is an experienced and accomplished old-style step dancer, based in Co Armagh; her enthusiasm for step dancing was triggered as an adult, learning her craft from Patrick O'Dea, Michael Tubridy, Joe McGuiggan, Brenda O'Callaghan among others.
Annette wholeheartedly believes that it is never too late to try something that triggers an interest, and advocates the benefits of dance for both mind and body.
Annette's reputation as a teacher of dance grew hugely during the pandemic; she started to teach online in May 2020, with students zooming in from Ireland, Scotland, England, across mainland Europe, not to mention USA, Canada and Japan.
Her classes and workshops are characterised by her creation of a supportive and professional environment; and by her consistently inclusive and engaging style.
Annette is accomplished pianist, and has started to self-publish her arrangements of inspiring folk melodies, these range from from both well-known musicians/composers in today’s folk scene, as well as some traditional melodies in both the Irish folk scene and from her other love of French folk music.
"Let me be an inspiration to you;
I was 40+ when I started to step dance."