Debralee’s love of teaching dance started whilst training to become a ballerina when she was given many opportunities to teach ballet classes from tiny tots (babies) to teens going through intense training for their difficult RAD Ballet exams.
Since then Debralee has taught at various dance schools and high schools in Sydney preparing students for their Annual School Concerts and Ballet Exams.
It was early in 2008 that Latin Dance Australia invited Debralee to become a part of their Professional team. They also gave her the opportunity to pass on her technical knowledge to the team where she took them through the intensive training she underwent for years to becoming the versatile and disciplined dancer she is today.
Debralee has the ability to teach any age at any level – her true love is to dance and teach in order to pass on and impart her knowledge to other aspiring lovers of dance.
Debralee has performed at many events including the Sydney Salsa Congress, Darling Harbour Latin Fiesta, the Latin Dance Australia Ball, the Australian Dance Fetsival to name a few, and in 2006 won the Best Brazilian Afro Performer Award and in 2008 receiving the Best Overall Performer Award.
She also travelled to Korea to compete in the Gangnam International Dance Festival in 2008 with the Advanced Samba Swat Team.
Debralee has also expanded her repertoire by embracing Salsa, Zouk, Reggaeton Bachata and many more as well as her serious and passionate commitment to teaching Samba.