Ash-Leigh Hunter, 28, professional ballroom dancer with Burn The Floor
When I was a young teenager, my love for ballroom dancing was so strong I continued it professionally for as long as I could until TEE took over all my free time. Seeing Burn The Floor last month with a good friend, I was on the edge of the seat, wanting to join the amazing (understatement) dancers on stage as they moved to classic songs in a way that had everyone’s eyes locked on them. The girls had rock-hard abs to rival the guys’, the costumes were amazing and music was foot-tapping fabulous. I wanted to instantly sign-up to ballroom dance once more (and plan to upon arrival from Europe).
Here, we interview one of Burn The Floor‘s longest-running dancers, from our very own Kalamunda. Give it up for Ash-Leigh!
*clap, clap, hip-shakin’, woohoo*
Beauty routine, day: I use all of Clinique products and have done for years. Every morning and night I use the Clinique 3 Step.
Makeup, day and night: I also use Clinique make up during the day but for the show I use the MAC full coverage stage make up.
Beauty routine, night: At night I use Clinique make up remover followed by the 3 Step and a night cream.
What’s great about everyday Aussie beauty? It is very affordable and it is an investment. It pays to have beautiful skin and makeup!
Where in the world have you seen women with the best beauty/makeup? I think the States have a bigger range of beauty makeup but not sure if I have noticed anywhere with the best beauty / makeup.
Tell us your story: I started dancing when I was 5 years old. My mum was a dancer and noticed that I was interested in dancing as I was always doing concerts in the backyard with my sister and friends. She took me to all types of dancing until I stumbled across Ballroom Dancing. I knew I had a real passion for Ballroom in my first social class. I then started competitions where I did alot of traveling both nationally and internationally. In 2001 I was approached by Jason Gilkison, the coreographer of the show and asked if I would like to be part of Burn the Floor. I remember watching Burn the Floor in 1999 and wishing one day I would be in the show! My dream came true and have been in the show now for 10 years!
Hair Salon: I have used the same hairdresser for about 11 years. She works from home and I love the way she does my hair. Because im always on the road I take my own colour with me and get one of the girls in the show to do my colour. Read the rest of this entry »