Genevieve became entranced by the world of movement at age 3 when she started classical ballet. Genevieve studied and competed in the styles of ballet, lyrical, Jazz and contemporary throughout her entire teenage life. In 2011 she completed her professional full time performance studies at ED5International (Aus) expanding her repertoire to include musical theatre, cabaret, hip hop and acting. After graduation a disenchantment with the competitive nature of the commercial dance industry led her to South America. Genevieve's continued travels to South America and West Africa have allowed her unique training and performance opportunities in the styles of samba, salsa, axe, sabar, djembe, cabaret and burlesque. During her time in Sydey Genevieve performed professionally for 5 years with latin dance companies, La Fiesta Entertainment, Latino Fever, Mystique dancers and more. Later on her travels to India and Nepal sparked a fascination with alternative movement modalities, dance healing practice and meditation. During her time in Nepal Genevieve studied Osho’s dancing meditation modality and fell completely in love with the practice.
In 2015 Genevieve moved to Bogota, Colombia where she danced with Afro contemporary company Zarabana, and later discovered her passion for Kizomba. She trained intensively with Light Dance Project in Bogota, specialising in Kizomba and Semba. Since 2015 Genevieve has taught and performed in numerous Kizomba festivals across Australia and Colombia.
Genevieve is the founder of Australia’s only ladies Kizomba company “Fogo e Ouro” (fire and gold). F&O have received 1st and 2nd place at the Sydney International Afro Kizomba Festival for their work’s “Just Follow” and “Goddess”. Together they have also performed their work “Gaia” at the Byron Bay Latin Fiesta. Genevieve has spent the past 4 years developing her creative teaching methodologies and unique dance style. She is a specialist in ladies kizomba, Kizomba, Kizomba fusion and has created her own methodology “SoulDance”. SoulDance is a method which uses the cycles of the Elements and a varied array of dance styles to allow the dancer to come into contact with their true nature.
Genevive has trained in the “Secretos Del Alma” method of teaching in Colombia, learning corporeal awareness and emotional healing through kizomba. She also completed her Kizomba and Semba teachers training certificates In lisbon Portugal. Moreover, Genevieve is also trained in shamanic healing and dance, a background which led to her work in DancingMedicine.
Genevieve is currently offering DancingMedicine sessions, one one one healing sessions which use dance and energy medicine to relieve emotional and energetic blocks in the body, as well as calling in more of one's own light energy. For the lovers of Kizomba she offers “Kizomba Medicina” a 12 week one on one program to unlayer and relayer the energy body through kizomba.
All of Genevieve’s work is centralised around the idea of connecting people to dance as a source of natural healing medicine. By coming into contact with oneself at a deeper level through dance we can transform our inner and outer world. Self love, embodiment, pleasure, joy, connection, and transformation are the tools throughout all of her work.