Louise has worked for over 10 years with both student and professional dancers across a variety of ages and genres. Her passion for dance physiotherapy has taken her to India, China and the United States. She was the physiotherapist for Queensland Ballet and Queensland Ballet Academy for eight years, and has worked with touring dancers in Ballet Prelocaj, Rambert Ballet, Akram Khan, Matilda the Musical, Singin’ in The Rain, Dirty Dancing, Wicked, American Idiot Musical, The Sound of Music, Bluey’s Big Play, Bangarra and Red Bull Flying Bach. Louise has additional training in voice physiotherapy, has worked with performers in Opera Queensland and Griffith Conservatorium and presented talks to the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Louise holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of Queensland), Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (LaTrobe University, Melbourne) and a Master of Medical Research Candidate (Griffith University). She is completing a PhD at University of Canberra, where she is investigating bone health in classical ballet dancers. Louise enjoys collaborating with dance researchers from all over Australia and has presented her research at national and international conferences. She volunteers on the committee of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare.
During her high school years, Louise attended Queensland Dance School of Excellence. She still enjoys the occasional ballet or musical theatre class and Latin dance social. You will also find her running and lifting weights. She enjoys teaching body conditioning classes for dancers and special pointe conditioning classes. Louise hosts a podcast “The Pre-Pointe Pod” that is all about dancer health and wellbeing.