Qualifications

MA Movement: Directing and Teaching - Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (RCSSD) - 2017 to 2019

Certificate Contemporary Dance - London Contemporary Dance School - 2005 to 2006 

BA Hons Contemporary Dance - Middlesex University - 2002 to 2005

Certified Yin Yoga Teacher (Cert Yoga Alliance) - Biff Mithoefer - 2012

 

Professional Experience  

2022

  • Lead Artist - Boogie Booth, creation and national tour. Arts Council England. Supported by 1 Degree East. 

  • Assistant Movement Director – UNBOXED: Green Space, Dark Skies in partnership with Walk The Plank. Large scale outdoor site specific film, with local communities. Extraordinary Bodies & Cirque Bijou.

  • Assistant Producer - UNBOXED: Green Space, Dark Skies in partnership with Walk The Plank. Large scale outdoor site specific film, with local communities. Extraordinary Bodies & Cirque Bijou.

  • Choreographer – Reclaim the Night: A Protest Dance. Power Of Women Festival, Turner Contemporary. Choreographing a site specific community protest dance to mark 45 years of RTN.

  • Co-evaluation Producer – Connecting Communities. Extraordinary Bodies

  • Movement Teacher – British American Drama Academy.

  • Associate Artist – Meet My Ancestors. Collaborative Touring Network & John Pfumojena. Collaborating with lead artist, leading community workshops, integrating community work into live performances of lead artist.

2021

  • Mentor – The Sixteen Trust – Mentoring students at 16 years of age in Thanet. Aiming to inspire and improve career prospects, and broaden opportunities through sustainable, long-term projects and mentoring.

  • Movement Director - The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella. Directed by Francesca Goodridge. The Barn theatre, Cirencester.

  • Lead Artist/ Choreographer – Boogie Booth. An outdoor art work. R&D supported by The Marlowe and Mercury Theatre.

  • Movement Director –Shakespeare’s Royal Company. Bindlestick Theatre. Ramsgate Festival of Sound.

  • Performer – Round In Circles Productions. Sparky Cat Club. Coventry UK City of Culture, Outdoor Spaces Unusual Places.

  • Weston Jerwood Creative Fellow – Extraordinary Bodies / Diverse City. Touring diverse-led circus. 1 year. Creator of community film. Assistant choreographer on Splash! Co-evaluation producer supporting Unexpected Leaders. Movement director EBYA.

  • Movement Director – Quiet Boy. SAD (music video). Folkestone Quarterhouse.

 

2020

  • Inclusive dance facilitator – Inspiration Creative, Ramsgate. Online and in person dance for adults with learning disabilities.

  • Performer - Moving Labour. Margate Art School, Margate. 

  • Movement director – FLEX, Theatre Network Thanet (Looping The Loop), Ramsgate. Professional development - in-person and online workshops.

  • Movement director – Brigitte Aphrodite. The Gulbenkian, Canterbury.

  • Youth choreographer  - LIVE @ Trinity Laban. Laban Theatre. Collaborating with professional percussionist to create a piece for young students with autism

  • Regional expert in community dance – U Dance, London. Shortlisting panel for a national youth dance competition. Laban Theatre.

  • Movement director – Made From Love. Directed by Artistic Rebellion. Camden’s People’s Theatre.

  • Inclusive dance teacher - SLiDE. Open Season @ Fairfield halls, Croydon. Inclusive dance for adults with additional needs.

2019

  • Movement director - Welcome To Thebes. Directed by Filter Theatre, Oliver Dimsdale and Ferdy Roberts. Embassy Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (RCSSD)

  • Step Into Dance mentor - supporting the development of dance facilitators and assessing the quality of the Step Into Dance programme. Step Into Dance (Royal Academy of Dance).

  • Choreographer - Laban Theatre, U Dance platform. Choreographer for SLiDE inclusive dance company. Working with adults 18-30. Regular workshops for SLiDE community programme working with young adults with additional needs.

  • Inclusive & mainstream teacher - Step Into Dance (RAD). Until present.

2018

  • Movement director - Lost Empires, adapted by Bert Coules - RCSSD

  • Assistant movement director & dance captain - Beyond The Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers - Tower Of London, Historic Royal Palaces

  • Actor movement coach - BA Acting, intensive movement fundamentals. Mentored by Debbie Green - RCSSD

  • Actor movement coach - MA Acting for Screen, movement for actors. Mentored by Vanessa Ewan - RCSSD

  • Researcher - The Liberal Sheen of Inclusivity in Theatre: Questioning perceptions of disabled and non-disabled bodies within actor movement training - RCSSD

  • Dancer/ Actor - Bricolage Dance UK - The Place

  • Mentor to freelance dance facilitators - Step Into Dance (RAD)

2017

  • Dancer/ Actor - Bricolage Dance UK - Blue Elephant theatre.

  • Movement director - Women At War- Women and War Festival & Edinburgh Festival

  • Teacher - Dance West - Mainstream and inclusive dance teacher for young people and adults. 

2016

  • Dancer / Actor / Choreographer - I am not in Love - Salisbury Arts Centre

  • Dancer / Actor - Silent Scream by Amy Robinson - Chisenhale Dance Space

  • Dancer / Actor / Choreographer - I am not in Love - Resolution 2016 - The Place London

2010 - 15

  • Teacher - Global Arts Organisation. Dance for 60+.

  • Teacher - Parkour Dance. Forever Young. Parkour and dance for 60+.

  • Dancer - Parkour Dance. Lovebox Festival and Secret Garden Party (site specific).

  • Dancer / choreographer / actor – LUSTRUM. Gary Clarke. Greenwich Dance Agency.

  • Youth choreographer - Step Live! Step Into Dance. Sadler’s Wells.

  • Assistant dance development manager - Step Into Dance (RAD).

  • SEND specialist and dance teacher - Step Into Dance. Royal Academy of Dance. 2010 to 2020