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,trainings 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)
Dede always continues to develop and further her expertise and has become one of the leaders of the Zumba boom here in Europe with her distinctive and positive style.
Zumba jammer isn’t a licence it’s a role really so here’s some info(also I was one of the very first zumba Jammers chosen worldwide back in 2010 and have been instrumental in creating and perfecting this program ,also I’ve been presenting this program at the zumba world conventions and European
WHAT IS THE ZIN JAM PROGRAM?
ZIN Jam is the officially authorized program, sanctioned by Zumba Fitness®, for any Zumba-related choreography jams, choreography sessions, or choreography exchanges that are held anywhere in the world. The ZIN Jam program (ZJ™ program) is an exclusive benefit to ZIN Members. The focal point of the program is to host ZIN Jam sessions that will be led by a licensed Zumba® Jammer (ZJ).
WHY WAS THE ZIN JAM PROGRAM CREATED?
This program was created to help ZIN Members practice and perfect their choreography with a sanctioned coach, referred to as a Zumba Jammer.
WHAT IS A ZUMBA JAMMER (ZJ)?
A Zumba Jammer is a ZIN Member who specializes in Zumba choreography and has been officially selected and licensed by Zumba Fitness, LLC (Home Office) to host ZIN Jam sessions. Only licensed Zumba Jammers may lead a ZIN Jam session.