SALLY MYNETT BA (Hons Dance & Drama) FPFS-Finance
Studied Ballet and Tap dance as a child. Later at school she learned the Flute eventually ending up in the school orchestra. After leaving school for a while she took various jobs before going to University; Canterbury, Christ Church, where she graduated in Dance and Drama. The combined Honours Dance pathway provided her the opportunity for her to develop her interest in specialist areas in dance technique, choreography and performance. Whilst in Canterbury, as a pastoral interest, she took up piano.
So between the piano and flute-which she still plays-and dances, she learnt to have a better understanding of music. Eventually after leaving University she worked for a charity, Mencap, where she spent several years. After leaving Mencap, she took up a career in finance and went on to became one of the most academically qualified in finance at that time and owning her own business in what otherwise, was and still is, largely a man's world.
In mid life though she decided to take up dance again, as a hobby. Although Sally is easily self taught, to build on that she went to various parts of the UK, Northern England, Bristol, London and other parts of the world, including France, Belgium and New York, learning from such notables as Graeme Puckett and Ann Peskett-who were taught by the Jiving Lindy Hoppers, Julie Oram who toured the world with Zoots & Spangles Dance Troupe and ran Jitterbugs London. Andy Fleming & Reena Swanpoole, Simon Selmon, Ryan & Jenny, James Hamilton and not forgetting the great Frankie Manning, with whom she had one lesson, not long before he died.
She has danced with such notables as Ryan Francois, Gypsy John, Robert Austin, Andy Fleming, and Graeme Pucket and performed on stage with Warren Hayes & The Jiving Lindy Hoppers and the Sticky Wicket Swing Orchestra on tour.
Although her day job as a Financial Planner, achieving, and becoming one of the first females in the UK to attain Chartered and Fellow status. She continues going to dance school continuing to learn Tap and Ballet. She now teaches various Swing Dances evenings and weekends, especially The Lindy Hop, as a resident of Wolverhampton. Oh! and as she is also accomplished in Yoga, she stands in at times as Yoga instructor at various local classes
Matt & Sarah