I am a London based teacher, performer, director, choreographer and consultant.
Most recently I have been directing Out of Order's new show, Once Standing and Nikki and JD's Knot, winner of 2019 Total Theatre Awards, part of the British Council Showcase and currently touring. I am also performing with choreographer Janine Harrington's #ScreenSaverSeries, touring, and most recently at the Wellcome Collection London, as part of the Festival of Minds and Bodies, Novemeber 2019.
I trained at the National Centre for Circus Arts and LISPA (Lecoq pedagogy in theatre making) and have recently completed a Masters degree in Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
I was a founder member and joint artistic director of storytelling-theatre company You Need Me, and founder member and associate director of circus-theatre company Square Peg. With these two companies I generated and toured shows throughout the UK with support from Arts Council England, Ideas Tap, Unity Theatre Trust, Bristol Old Vic, Newbury Corn Exchange, Jacksons Lane, Shoreditch Town Hall, The National Centre for Circus Arts, the Roundhouse and the National Theatre. I also work as an independent practitioner and performance maker in combined arts, and as a freelance performer and director.
I am a Feldenkrais® practitioner and teach Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® classes to professional performers and the wider public, as well as using the method in my own creative processes and training routines.
Feldenkrais is a practical movement method for physical well-being, rich in metaphor and transferrable practices. It encourages new perspectives through challenging habits and changing orientation, fosters curiosity through reframing instructions as invitations, and develops awareness by asking questions, to which we try and remain open, even if we think we already know the answer.
Like Feldenkrais, my creative process is based on asking questions and allowing my curiosity to guide me. Following my curiosity, I seem to return time and again to concepts of the body/self, and the body in society, the environment and our relationship to our world around us: nature, empathy, the body, ritual and community.
I teach theatre, physical theatre and devising, movement analysis and improvisation, creation for circus, dramaturgy and choreographic practices. I am a Body Control Pilates certified Pilates teacher. I offer freelance classes and workshops for all levels and environments, specialising in or combining different areas of expertise as required. See Classes and Workshops page for further information.