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!

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Endometriosis NZ is fortunate in having educators and advisors who are trained and well informed in the understanding, treatment, management and evidence based self-management of endometriosis and pelvic pain. Your ENZ educator / advisor is happy to listen to you and discuss treatment and management options in the hope that they can help you find the treatment path which best suit you and that matters to you.

We can provide education and well-health coaching to girls and women. ENZ educators and advisors are not doctors or nurses and are not trained counsellors. Please note that the service does not take the place of a consultation with a registered doctor or health professional.