I am a dance and theatre artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne, working on a variety of projects as a choreographer, performer and teacher.
My work as a choreographer is marked by an interest in human behaviour, exploring actions, reactions and interactions of the everyday. Working in both live and film performance, I am interested in combining elements of dance, text and song, creating sensitive, humorous and thought-provoking work.
My most recent works include To Suit, Millionfish, Fawn and Dancing with My Dad, with support from Arts Council England, Dance City and Northumberland Arts Development.
Collaboration is key to informing my practice as a choreographer, working across art forms with companies, artists and collectives such as dramaturg, producer and theatre practitioner Rosa Postlethwaite, experimental visual arts collective Cooking with Three and independent cinema Tyneside Cinema.
As a performer, I have worked with companies and artists such as Rosie Kay Dance Company, State of Grace, Coney, Alys North, Circus Central, Let’s Circus, Peter Groom Dance-Theatre and Not So Silent: Dance Theatre. Most recently, I have been working with Rosie Kay Dance Company, performing in the UK tour of MK Ultra in Spring 2017.
I often incorporate participatory processes into my practice, within my own work as a choreographer and for other companies such as Circus Central’s Youth Circus, Cirque Bijou’s The Umbrella Project and Coney’s Local Agency.
I am currently Dance City’s Associate Artist for 2017/18.