As a choreographer, performer and director I explore internal and external research. Investigating true embodiment into becoming something other than myself or finding my true self through a psychophysical conceptual approach. Making art for me is a therapeutic act of contrition. I investigate the archives of my body and soul to find deeply embedded energy as a source for creating material.
Through authentic movement I dance my deepest darkness. My interests lie within gender, eroticism, behavioural tendencies, life, death and grief.
In development I invite communities to join me to co-create work, and in performance I invite audiences to join me on a journey of raw, honest self-exploration.
As a teacher and workshop leader I strive to inspire every student to reach their full potential.
At 9 years old I became involved with competing in dance festivals, dance examinations, live shows, dance on film, and showcases, as a performer. At 12 years old I began to teach and choreograph. This led me to attending full time dance schools and ongoing training between 2002 and 2011 (The Urdang Academy, Northern Ballet School, Liverpool Theatre School) to be trained as a performer within many dance forms (Ballet-Vaganova/Cecchetti/Balanchine, Jazz styles-Jazz Funk/Technical/Lyrical/Show, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Acrobatic Tumbling, Jazz Partner Work and Pas De Deux). Alongside Acting, Singing, Voice, and Musical Theatre. I gained teaching experience also through these vocational Diplomas in Dance.
I also had an intense private training from a Vaganava Ballet instructor (The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Hungaraian Dance Academy) after becoming his muse and pupil. I started Vaganova training in 2002 and this is ongoing as I am now a mentee of the instructor, alongside my continued study as a teacher, presenter, and Scholar on the subject. I continued to expand my experience through private coaching in acrobatic tumbling and singing, as well as having experience in a multitude of Hip Hop/Street styles (Old Skool, New Skool, Femme, Krump, Ghetto, Poppin, Lockin, Breakdance, Waackin, and Voguing).
After completing my training I spent six years in London developing my practice as a versatile performer after which I applied to study on the BA (Hons) Choreography degree course at The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts at Falmouth University (Previously known as Dartington College of Arts). I arrived to study Choreography and Contemporary Dance forms and all the genre contextualises (Performance Art, Somatics, Contemporary Dance Techniques, Film Making, Sound Production, Lighting Design, Live Media, and Costume Design).
I have now successfully completed the course and focus on a variety of modes.
More recently I have successfully completed an MA at Guildford School Of Acting Surrey University UK (Creative Practice And Direction) expanding my skills in directing for theatre and conceptual solo performance art practice and performance.
Since graduating In 2017 I have been commissioned to create a new live solo as part of Museums At Night. Soon after I was successful in becoming an Artist in Residence through Imago Project Wigan 2017-2018, through which I choreographed, directed, and performed a new live solo and a film with a creative team of costume maker/designer, sound designer, a creative mentor (Mare-Gabrielle Rotie) and a film making team. Recently I received an award from Panda Arts as seed funding to begin research and development for my new live solo piece. I will continue to develop this new work through Mother’s Bloomers Queer Arts Festival 2018 through which I was a featured performer, through the support of a 12 month artistic residency at The Old Courts Wigan and more recently a 12 month artistic residency at Ludus Dance Lancaster. I received an arts grant from Superbia Manchester to take my work to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019.
Through my BA, MA, and as an emerging artist I have so far created three live solo performances and two films. I continue to develop my practice as a performance art choreographer, director, and performer.
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