Dillie was first introduced to swing dancing when she watched the film Swing Kids as part of a History lesson in Year 9, while studying in the United Arab Emirates. Despite being awestruck and keen to get involved, the UAE didn not at the time offer any classes, and it was years later when she attended her first class 6 years ago in Auckland, New Zealand, where she comes from. She has been living and dancing in London for nearly four years. Dillie enjoys performing, and has attended swing festivals in New Zealand, Australia, Germany and England.
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