ever wear a wig?
No, never. I don't have to. I'd be worried about it flying off and landing
on someone in the audience!
the most important part of your make-up routine?
My eyes, as they have to look evil! Also my lips, which must be bright
red. I never wore make-up before I joined the show, except a bit of
foundation and some lip gloss. the first time I had to do my make-up
one of the other girls showed me what to do. Since then I have always
done my own make-up and I've got better and better at it. Until recently
I always used Elizabeth Arden, which is lovely, but I fancied a change,
so now I use Roc make-up.
do you keep fit?
When I'm at home I like to go to the gym,but I'm one of those people
who never sits down. I think it's like that with all the dancers.
have to watch what you eat?
I just eat everything. I want to keep healthy, and we have caterers
who cook healthy meals, but I eat a lot of chocolate, especially before
a show. I know it only gives you a short boost of energy but it does
help...well, that's my excuse!
have time for any sigh-seeing?
Yes, but you need to get up early to go visiting. Yesterday we went
to Bethlehem. We went to see where Jesus was born and it was not at
all like we expected, it was a cave. We also saw the Wailing Wall.
the best place you have been to so far?
Australia was absolutely gorgeous. LA was great too becuase we went
to the Academy Awards, and stayed in Hollywood. It was very glamorous.
have a partner at home, or from the show?
Yes, my boyfriend is conor Smith. Connor was playing the lead in Lord
Of The Dance in Las Vegas, but he has now returned to college. He deferred
entry for a year, so had to leave when the year was up. It was very
difficult to see him when he was in Vegas but now we're in Europe it's
easier. He phones every day though!
you do many interviews?
Yes, we do quite a lot. Before I spoke to you, Bernadette and I were
just laughing about the first live interview we ever did. It was TV
in New York andwe had to toss a coin to decide who would talk into the
microphone on a stand, and who would hold one. I lost and had to hold
it which was terrible, I was so nervous I was shaking and couldn't hold
anything you don't enjoy about your work?
It is very, very hard. We are away from home for a long time, and although
you become very strong, I do get homesick. The only consolation is that
40-50 dancers are all feeling the same so everyone is brilliant about
you were younger, did you ever think you'd be dancing as the principal
dancer in such a famous show?
NO, I was doing work experience when I went to the audition and I wanted
to be a beautician.
you have become a beautician if you had not joined Lord of the Dance?
I don't know. I really haven't had a chance to think about it because
I was still at school when I auditioned, and you are always changing
your mind at that age.
long do you expect to stay with Lord of the Dance?
I'm very happy at the moment and haven't really thought about that.
would you like to do next?
I would love to keep working on the stage. I've always wanted to be
an actress, but that's just a dream!