Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Rachael McEnaney - background info
Rachael will be the special Dance Instructor for the Danz4peace function this coming 18 Dec 2011 in Johor Bahru. Let's meet her.
A dancer since the age of four, and with a family background of Ballroom and Latin Champions, Rachael, through her love of dance discovered and trained in many different forms of dance which to date include ballet, tap, modern, jazz, disco, ballroom, latin, salsa, west coast swing, hip hop, and of course Line Dancing. She began teaching line dance in York, England at the young age of 15.
With an ambition to dance and travel, she began competing with her first competition at the UCWDC European Championships in April 1999 returning the following year as a Superstar. Having won many British and European titles she also took home a Double World title from UCWDC Worlds 2000 as the Grand Classic and Showcase Line Dance Champion and was the first European female to qualify for the Superstar Division which is the highest competitive level in UCWDC Line Dance, she returned from UCWDC Worlds 2001 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada as the Female Superstar World Champion, a most memorable event.
Studying Sport and Languages, she finished college in June 1999 with 10 GCSEs and A-Levels in French, German and Sport Studies. However following her competitive success and her passion for dance she decided to make it her career and has since travelled internationally teaching workshops, demonstrating, coaching and competing.
Since her career began in line dance she has won many awards around the world for her instruction and choreography.
In 2002 as part of an exciting new venture, Rachael joined forces with Pedro Machado, Rob Fowler, Paul McAdam and Barbara Blake and formed a company known as Masters In Line. As a director Rachael ran events, coordinated competition, judged, performed and scrutineered around the World including Malaysia, Singapore, USA, South Africa as well as all across Europe.
Rachael has many students who have followed in her footsteps and become World Champions themselves. To date she has trained 28 World Champions from Newcomer’s through to the highest level, and from the youngest to the eldest competitors.