Debralee began dancing at the tender age of 5 and has been dancing for the last 25 years. She trained for over 15 years with the Jenny Kay School of Dance where she received intensive RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) classical ballet training as well as in many other styles such as Tap, Jazz, Folk and Contemporary.
In 1999 she was accepted into the prestigious Brent Street Full-time Performing Arts Course where she was awarded the Certificate IV in Performing Arts andperformed at:
The Official Opening of Stadium Australia dancing with Terence Trent D’Arby and INXX
The Official Opening of Fox Studios Australia dancing next to Kylie Minogue and Marcia Hines to name a few.
Whilst teaching classical and contemporary dance at various schools in Sydney, Debralee was introduced to the Latin world where she discovered Samba and Reggaeton and never looked back! Debralee has been extensively studying Samba/Reggaeton for the last 7 years at Latin Dance Australia. Latin Dance Australia has allowed Debralee to grow into the artist and teacher that is today, and she credits her achievements on the wonderfully talented and gifted teachers, directors, students who have inspired her andguided her along the way.
She has studied undersuch amazing persons such as: Jaime Jesus, Marcia Percival, Amy Mills, Graziela Oborn and Mary-Grace Brown. She considers these people as truly inspirational and would like to thank them for all their wisdom and guidance throughout the years. And In 2010, she won “Sydney’s Best Social Dancer Competition, Samba Series”. Debralee is very passionate about Reggaeton, and is excited to share the love with everyone!
She has been lucky enough to perform at these prestigious events since 2006:
The Sydney Latin Festival, Sydney AUS
NZ International Pacific Salsa Congress, Wellington NZ
The Sydney International Bachata Festival, Sydney AUS
The New Jersey International Salsa Congress, NewJersey USA
The Australian Dance Festival, Sydney AUS
The Latin Dance Australia Annual Ball, Sydney AUS
The Gangnam International Dance Festival, Seoul KOREA
Darling Harbour Latin Fiesta, Sydney AUS
Darling Harbour Brazilian Festival, Sydney AUS
The Byron Bay Latin Fiesta, Byron Bay AUS
Doudoule Latin Dance Camp, to name a few!
Performing and choreographing pieces for national and international audiences has been a dream coming true for Debralee and she is honored to be teaching and performing at these prestigious events.