I am originally from the United Kingdom and now reside in Virginia Beach. I love to dance and am honoured to be able to call it my career. I enjoy watching other people learn the wonderful dance form and most importantly have fun. I started teaching 10 years ago and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I have danced from the age of 3 learning Latin and Ballroom as well as Disco freestlyle, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Cheer-leading. I moved onto learning Country and Western Line Dancing at the age of 11. I was hooked from my first class and began Country & Western competitions soon after. I have competed in Dance Competitions for over 12 years and have won 9 World titles in solo and couples, as well as receiving 2 star awards at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for favourite Line Dance Instructor and Line Dance personality. I am a U.C.W.D.C (United Country Western Dance Council) certified adjudicator as well as coach. I continue to compete and travel over the World coaching, judging and performing. I am very proud to be apart of Dancing with the Hampton Roads Celebrity Stars!!
A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Richard E. Garriott, Jr. focuses his practices in the areas of Family Law, Domestic Relations and Litigation, including divorce, property settlement agreements, child custody and pre-marital agreements. He also represents clients in civil matters, defending personal injury litigation, and on employment issues, workers\’ compensation, tax and contract matters. Mr. Garriott is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States Court of International Trade. He earned his Juris Doctor from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, a Master of Arts from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond. As Chair of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Board of Governors and a member the Virginia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, Garriott is recognized as a statewide advocate for children impacted by divorce and custody disputes. While serving as Law Clerk for the 2nd Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Virginia Beach Circuit Court from 1996-97, Garriott developed an understanding of the need for sensitive client advocacy, as well as a skill for handling complex issues relative to tax consideration, property valuations, retirement and investment accounts and other financial concerns. Mr. Garriott is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, which is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He is recognized in America’s Best Lawyers since 2013, as a Virginia Super Lawyer since 2011 and was selected as one of Virginia’s top 100 lawyers in 2015. He has also been selected for Virginia’s Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine in the Family/Domestic Relations category since 2011. Additionally, he was honored among only 28 lawyers statewide as part of the 2009 Class of Leaders in the Law by Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly.