Hi! I'm a Choreographer and Movement Director living in Hastings.
I originally trained in Dance and Physical Theatre and then went on to study Musical Theatre for three years at Mountview. I started as a performer in both musicals and plays and then also began to explore immersive theatre, puppetry and clowning. Throughout my time as a performer I also worked on some projects as a Choreographer and Movement Director and then from 2016 decided to devote all my time to the creative side.
My fascination with the body has led me to explore and train in a huge range of dance styles. Ballet through to Street, Jazz to Ballroom, Lindy Hop to Five Rhythms and most in between. I've trained and worked with companies like Frantic Assembly, Punchdrunk and True Edge (Stage Combat) .
Through supporting performers, my aim is for them to feel empowered and confident, especially in areas where they may have never felt comfortable before. I want to unleash everybody’s inner dancer, even those who don’t believe it’s there. Freeing up performers is a big focus of mine so both those who tell me they have two left feet (that's never true by the way...) and those who are experienced technical dancers can reach new physical dimensions and always move from truth and connection.
Having also worked as a Resident, Assistant Director and Director, I have keen eye for detail. I work closely with all of the creative team to make our work fluid and collaborative. I hope I can bring a wide range of skills into a rehearsal room.
As a creator I am passionate about engaging with a wider audience though physical and imaginative storytelling. I work with the charity The Flying Seagull Project who visit areas of crisis around the world, primarily in refugee camps, bringing joy through dance, music and play to those most in need.
Music has a huge influence in my life and work so I adore working with actor musicians and on multi-disciplinary shows.
I also teach and choreograph at a number of top drama schools and am a trained Yoga and fitness instructor. Over the past few years I have been developing an inclusive movement and breath practice called Universal Movement, specifically for people with chronic illnesses and those who wish to move and rest with ease.
Please get in touch if you’d like to chat or know more.