The Dance Health Alliance is thrilled to introduce our ambassador, Toni Lamond AM. Toni is an Australian icon, with a professional career in Cabaret, Stage, and Screen as a “Triple Threat” spanning over 70 years.
Toni was born into a vaudevillian family, with whom she appeared on stages such as the Tivoli Stage from the age of 10. She starred in the Australian productions of Oliver!, The Pajama Game, Gypsy, 42nd Street, Pirates of Penzance, Follies, High Society and My Fair Lady, to name a few. Toni also appeared on stages throughout the UK and the USA in shows such as Annie and Cabaret. Toni has also appeared on screen in shows such as In Melbourne Tonight, Number 96, and on the BBC.
Toni is an accomplished author of three autobiographies, and the winner of many awards including two Logies, the Centenary Medal, and the Order of Australia (AM).
Toni is proudly the daughter of Stella Lamond, sister of Helen Reddy and mother to Tony Sheldon.
Toni is now passionate about sharing not only the joy and freedom of the performing arts but the physical and mental benefits too. She recently participated in a DanceWise class, and was delighted to find she had completed over 750 steps in just 30 minutes without moving from her chair! Thank you SANA for the technology that recorded this amazing result. What a fantastic achievement, particularly as Toni now finds a challenge in moving independently of an aid.
Toni’s personal motto is a quote from Winston Churchill, “never, never, never give up” – we couldn’t agree more. We are honoured to have Toni Lamond endorse our programs, share our ethos, and act as our Ambassador.