Nerida and Shane Cortese
Why Nerida loves Endometriosis New Zealand...
“I support Endometriosis NZ, as I have several close friends with this disease, who inspire me to help other women feel good about themselves, no matter what shape, size or time of the month it is! I encourage women to celebrate who they are through dance. Great music, laughter and fun movements help women to enjoy their bodies and escape from the everyday-even if its for just 45 minutes!!”
Born in Australia, Nerida moved to NZ in 2001 to turn Professional and teach with her Kiwi Ballroom dancing partner after traveling around the world to compete in international and world championships. In 2005, Dancing with the stars came along for the first time, where she came runner-up and met her husband Shane Cortese and had 2 beautiful sons. In 2008, she repeated the runner-up position with league and boxing star, Monty Betham. From here, Nerida has gone on to coach past and current NZ dance champions, choreograph for television shows such as “So you think you can dance” and the NZ television awards, NZ Fashion week, Christmas in the Park and for large corporates, such as Westpac and Vodafone. She now also enjoys guiding couples through their First Dance for their wedding day and taking Ladies Latin classes to boost ladies’ self esteem and get them enjoying the art she has loved for so long!