creative practice - dance, writing, photography, video, site  
My practice is grounded in embodied awareness; felt sense and processes of being and becoming within spatial, energetic and political contexts.

I work with deeply embodied feeling states alongside a heightened sense of presence in the here and now - playing within felt senses of densities, orientation and energy. Mediating multiplicitous inner and outer forces and negotiating contrasting states, moments of emancipation or collapse, I am excited by possibilities of frankness, desire, gentleness and agency. 

Showings of my work include: TAP Arts Southend; Lanchester Gallery, Coventry; Divus, London; Summer Dancing Coventry; National Gallery of Modern Art, Prague; Kyoto Arts Centre, Japan; Art Claims Impulse, Berlin;  Czech Centre, London;  NoD Prague; Tanec Praha Prague;  Preview Berlin Art Fair; Futura Gallery, Prague; Prague Castle; Jiri Svestka Gallery Prague; British Counci, Prague; Geothe Institute Prague; The Place London; Hackney Empire; 

performance and collaborations with 
Oreet Ashery; Dog Kennel Hill Project; Anthony Gormley; Michael Klien; Rosemary Lee;  Florence Peake; Amalia Pica; Carolyn Roy;  Tino Sehgal; Stefan Jovanovic; Adam James; Ricochet Dance Productions; Jan Pusch; Wally Cardona;   Darlene Stevens; Susanna Szperling; Patricia Woltmann; Margarita Zafrilla-Olayo. 

Tate Modern; Wellcome Collection; Hayward Gallery; Whitechapel Gallery; Bosse & Baum; Space Studios; Benaki Museum, Athens; MACRO Rome; Jerwood Gallery; RICE on Hydra; national mid-scale touring and Dance Umbrella Festival UK.

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) and creative somatic practice: professional dancers and performers, dance conservatoires and universities, in communities, and in arts-and-health; both locally and internationally. I teach SRT, improvisation, choreographic practice, somatics, critical theory and “movement for non-movers”.

My teaching focuses on creative somatic process to foster safety, freedom and autonomy in and 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.

writing and broadcast 
On dance, art, embodiment and somatics within both academic and journalistic contexts.
Book chapters in Skinner Releasing Technique (Ed. Emslie, Triarchy Press 2020), Attending To Movement: Somatics in a Wider Field (Ed. Garret-Brown, Whatley, Alexander, Triarchy Press 2015).

education - training 
- Practice based PhD     2020-2024
Centre for Dance Research
Coventry University (M4C Scholarship, AHRC UK)

- MA by Research   2019-2020
Centre for Dance Research
Coventry University (M4C Scholarship, AHRC UK)

-Somatic movement and embodied therapeutic practices     1996 - present
Alexander Technique;  Authentic Movement; Bodynamics; Body Mind Centring; Continuum; Experiential Anatomy; Feldenkrais; Improvisation; Kundalini Yoga; Mindfulness Meditation; Qi Gong;  Realization Process; Scaravelli yoga; Skinner Releasing Technique; embodied trauma therapies.

- Somatic Dance Movement Naturotherapy     2018-2020
Moving Soma UK (scholarship)

- SRT Teacher Certification   2010-2011
Skinner Releasing Institute (support from Dance UK and Lisa Ullman Travelling Fund)

- MA Dance - Choreography, Choreology, Aesthetics     1996-1998
Laban Centre London (now Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance)

- BA Visual Art and Dance     1987- 1990
Brighton Polytechnic (now Brighton University)

- Foundation Art   1986-1987
Shrewsbury College of Art

- Hammond School of Dance, Chester 1979-1982

British Council Prague; TAP Arts Southend;  HAMU Academy of Arts Prague; Futura/Cimelice Czechia; Summer Dancing Coventry; Art Claims Impulse Berlin; Futura Gallery Prague; Jacobs Pillow;  Geothe Institute Prague.

Born Australia, grew up Shropshire, then Brighton. Early 1990s and 2000s lived and worked in Prague (British Council Artist in Residence at HAMU - Prague Academy of Performing Arts; and Guest Teacher at Duncan Centre Conservatoire of Modern Dance). Currently based in London and working throughout Europe and beyond.