Dede grew up in Belfast and moved to London to train as a performer at Corona Stage School. After graduating she performed for some years in many and varied productions in the UK, Europe, and New York before moving into direction and choreography.
She has recently choreographed and directed productions for Bill Kenwright Ltd, First Family and Albemarle Productions, as well as numerous commercial shows and pop videos. She also has teaching experience in Musical Theatre at schools such as Italia Conti Academy, London Studio Centre and Music Theatre Management.
Dede was introduced to Zumba in 2008 and immediately got the party fever. With her strong professional background in dance, choreography and fitness it was a natural for her to love it and want to pass it on to others! She took Zumba B1 licence shortly afterward and attended the early Zumba conventions in USA where she took further zumba licences, training and classes. Dede was selected as a Zumba Jammer in 2010 (A Zumba Jammer is a ZIN Member who specialises in Zumba choreography and has been officially selected and licensed by Zumba Fitness, LLC (Home Office) to host ZIN Jam sessions)
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