My inter-disciplinary practice (in dance, writing and photography) revolves around felt states and processes of embodied being and continued becoming - within spatial, energetic and political contexts.
Grounded in embodied awareness my work explores deeply felt modes of being, including inhibiting states, alongside a heightened sense of presence in the here and now. Mediating multiplicitous inner and outer forces and negotiating contrasting states, moments of emancipation or collapse, I am concerned with possibilities of frankness, gentleness and agency.
I create intimate solo/duet and mixed-media works for contained or private spaces; and group movement rituals for public space. My work is presented in private spaces, sites of power, public spaces, art galleries, art fairs and dance festivals internationally.
I also collaborate and perform with other artists including Dog Kennel Hill Project, Michael Klien, Rosemary Lee, Florence Peake, Ricochet Dance Productions - Wally Cardona, Jan Pusch - Carolyn Roy, Tino Sehgal, Darlene Stevens, Susanna Szperling and many others.
A certified teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) since 2011, SRT currently lies central to my teaching and creative practice with professional dancers, in conservatoires and universities, in the community, and in arts-and-health contexts. My teaching focuses on kinaesthetic awareness and creative somatic process to foster an economy of being and articulacy of the embodied self. I aim to cultivate states of liveliness, freedom, power, passion and clarity in movement, through which to interact sensitively, creatively and spontaneously with our world.
I have taught contemporary dance technique, improvisation, choreography, somatic movement and critical theory in dance conservatoires and art schools in the UK and internationally. I currently teach on MA and MFA courses at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, professional classes and workshops at Independent Dance, London and guest-teach internationally.
writing and research
My writing and presenting on dance, art, embodiment and somatics appears in print and broadcast, within both journalistic and academic contexts.
Recent peer-reviewed writing includes chapters in the first book on Skinner Releasing Technique (Triarchy Press 2019), in the book Attending To Movement: Somatics in a Wider Field (Triarchy Press 2015); and peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices (Coventry University 2018).
education & training
Skinner Releasing Technique Teacher Certification - Skinner Releasing Institute
MA Dance Studies - Laban Centre London
BA Visual Art and Dance - Brighton Polytechnic
Foundation Art - Shrewsbury College of Art
RAD classical ballet - Hammond School of Dance, residential conservatoire training
Somatic dance movement therapy; Embodied Trauma; Skinner Releasing Technique; Authentic Movement; Somatic Movement; Feldenkrais; Improvisation; Experiential Anatomy; Kundalini Yoga; Meditation; Body Mind Centring; Klein Technique; Dance Writing.
Having lived and worked for several years in Prague as British Council Artist in Residence at HAMU, Prague Academy of Performing Arts and at Duncan Centre Conservatoire of Modern Dance, I am now based in London and work throughout Europe and beyond.