After working as an actor in the Uk for a number of years, I realised I was consistently being called to speak firstly from a Movement perspective. This language seemed natural to me and one I had been cultivating for years, quietly yet rigorously. Now, I solely work as a Movement Director / Choreographer and am delighted by this turn my career has taken. I am my best self in the rehearsal room.
Working with bodies – sweat, hearts, shapes, connections – takes me to many different places in theatre/s and beyond. I am currently in post at Leeds College of Music (LCoM) where as Performance Coach I support the Post Graduate Creative Musicians.
In 2013 I gained an MA with Distinction in Somatic Movement – this experiential training underpins all the work I do.
London is my working base though I often travel to Leeds and Scotland has been good to me. I work frequently for BOP theatre company and I am often in inclusive rooms/environments. And Home? Home is in Coimbra, Portugal.
MA with Distinction: Dance and Somatic Wellbeing. UCLAN Preston 2013.
BA Hons First Class : Acting. GSA Conservatoire 2007
Performance Coach, Leeds College of Music: Post Grad Creative Musicians, 2016-Present.
I have also trained with Piesn Kozla & David Zakowski in Poland ; Benno Plausmann in Berlin ; Philip Zarrilli in Wales ; Mary Abrams in NYC ; and Miranda Tufnell in the Uk. Each of these practitioners works rigorously to investigate body in experience and performance.