I work across professional and community arts with people of all ages and abilities, facilitating embodied creative experiences. My practice is multi-artform and responsive, integrating movement with language and drawing inspiration from contact/ improvisation, dance and theatre.
I have worked in traditional arts and education settings as well as site-responsively and in post-war zones. I was twice invited by British Council/Fadj International Festival to teach and co-create new work with theatre students and artists in Iran, in collaboration with Scottish colleagues.
I have worked extensively with young people and was delighted to be an Early Years Specialist with the national dance project Little Big Dance 2019-2021, created by South East Dance in partnership with DanceEast, Take Art and Yorkshire Dance. I was Dance Artist in Residence with Imaginate 2011-2013 and attended the Fresh Tracks Europe network for youth choreographers at Tanzhaus Dusseldorf in 2012.
I am an Associate Artist with Starcatchers Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Organisation. Having created Dance and Play as a movement class for 0-3yrs at Dance Base, this approach has since evolved into a Creative Movement CPD delivered Scotland-wide for practitioners in the Early Years sector. This work is informed by my training as a certified Infant Developmental Movement Educator with The School of Body-Mind Centering.
‘Moving Matters: Play, Create, Imagine’ was an artist residency hosted by Hillend Children’s Centre, an integrated nursery in Greenock, together with Starcatchers. The project involved mentoring, dialogue, discovery, creative movement research & development in collaboration with staff and children over a 6 month period from 2015 – 2016. Read more here
Teaching projects past and present include: Paris Summer Academy, The University of Edinburgh/ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Beacon Arts, Dance Base, Youth Music Theatre UK, Performance Captain Commonwealth Games, Scottish Youth Dance, The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and War Child. See The Lost Things with Beacon Arts. Ongoing teaching includes participation in the Scottish contact/ improvisation circuit.
I am currently training in the Feldenkrais Method with Director Elizabeth Beringer and recently graduated as a student teacher of Awareness Through Movement.