I work across professional and community arts with people of all ages and abilities, facilitating explorations into the creative body. My practice is multi-artform and responsive, integrating movement with language and drawing inspiration from contact/ improvisation, dance and theatre.
As well as offering workshops within traditional arts and education settings, I have worked in areas of social deprivation, post-war zones, refugee camps and with those living under dictatorship – including UK, Bosnia, Kosova, Albania, Australia. Working collaboratively, I was twice invited to Iran by British Council/Fadj International Festival to
teach and co-create new work for theatre students and artists.
I have worked extensively with young people and am currently 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 has since evolved into CPD training Creative Movement delivered Scotland-wide for practitioners in the Early Years sector, through Starcatchers. This work is informed by my training as an Infant Developmental Movement Educator with 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 have recently graduated as a student teacher of Awareness Through Movement Classes.