Following a successful summer introductory course, as part of the Sense, stretch and move series, I'm pleased to launch this six-week autumn course, Moving through Autumn. It begins on Wednesday 9th October until Wednesday 20th November (no session on 30th October) at 6pm - 7.30pm in Stoke-on-Trent. The cost is £28 for the whole course or £5.50 per session.
Please email me directly to enquire or book your place on
Making material meaningful: nurturing the thinking dancer in the higher education dance technique class. Practice-led PhD project: Manchester Metropolitan University.
A String Section, Negative Space and It's Hot It's Not. Ongoing performance projects with Reckless Sleepers.
Sense, stretch and move. Community based movement and wellbeing sessions for adults. Facebook: @movingfromtheinside
Bounce and flow. Creativity and mindfulness sessions for children (early years) and caregivers facilitated in collaboration with freelance educator Zoe Donnellan. Summer tasters during August 2019, then September 2019 onwards.
Examples of past projects
June 2019 Take a seat. Artist working in collaboration with Mole Wetherell (Artistic Director: Reckless Sleepers) Dance in Devon and Eye View festival to create a site-sensitive performance in response to the themes of A String Section: https://danceindevon.org.uk/our-events/take-seat-reckless-sleepers-residency/
April 2019 Professional dancer for the MOTHER R&D Residency: with Restoke at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme. https://www.restoke.org.uk/mother
June 2016 Dancing with words. Interdisciplinary facilitation project with Dr Julie Armstrong exploring the relationship between movement and experimental writing.
2008 - 2014 Doe maar gewoon and Eyes closed rehearsal. Performer/collaborator in this experimental work created by Vincent Cacialano and a collective of dancers from the North West of the UK.
2011 - 2013 This is for you. Performer/collaborator in two versions of this site responsive work created by Anna Macdonald.
2010 Chase and Conversation. Site responsive screendance project with Lisa Osborne Kendall and Andrew Piekarczyk.
2010 Boys Dance Lab. Community engaged dance project for boys and young men delivered
in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent Theatres Creative Learning Department.
As well as the projects above, I continue to enrich my practice by engaging in professional development opportunities with other practitioners from the field. Most recently, I have participated in workshops with somatic movement educators such as Penny Collinson and Mary Abrams (2019), Miranda Tufnell (2016), Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose (2015), Blanche Mulholland and Evelyn Aston (2018) and dance artists such as Karen Nelson (2015), Mary Prestidge (2014) and Katie Duck (2012). I have also participated in interdisciplinary programmes such as the Creativity and Spiritual Practice course led by Dr Julie Armstrong and Louise Brown at the Ministry of Yoga in Crewe (2018).