I am a dance and theatre artist based in Newcastle, working on a variety of projects as a choreographer, performer, facilitator and movement director.
My work as a choreographer is driven by an interest in human behaviour, creating sensitive, humorous and thought-provoking dance theatre work.
Part autobiographical, part observational, my work draws upon shared, and – at times – mundane daily experiences, aiming to connect performer and spectator to allow audiences to see themselves in the work.
I often work with non-trained dancers – in To Suit, Dancing with My Dad and new work A Really Small Dance–showcasing a human body on stage as opposed to a dancers body.
My practice is informed by my background in dance and theatre, underpinned by my training in musical theatre - and is inspired by the interdisciplinary collaborators that I work with, including dramaturg Rosa Postlethwaite, theatre maker Luca Rutherford and illustrator Erin McGrath.
Most recently, I have worked as a movement director on Preconceived by Jonluke McKie and Luca Rutherford’s Political Party by Luca Rutherford.
As a performer, I have been working with Rosie Kay Dance Company, performing in the UK tour of MK Ultra in Spring 2017 and Autumn 2018.
I often incorporate participatory processes into my practice, within my own work as a choreographer and for other companies such as Cirque Bijou, Headway Arts, Jack Drum Arts and Dance City’s Centre for Advanced Training.