Biography

I am an independent dance artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland, having worked for the last 8 years as a performer and teacher, as well as continually developing my work as a dance theatre maker.

Graduating from the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance in 2011, my final year included performance in new works by Joan Cleville, Gary Clarke and Tom Dale. I successfully gained a place on the Postgraduate programme at Northern School of Contemporary Dance joining Motionhouse as an apprentice for their large scale show The Voyage. Returning to Scotland in 2012, I was a recipient of the Dancers Emerging Bursary Scheme at Dance Base, mentored by Alan Greig.

I have trained extensively in the methods of Flying Low and Passing Through, created by internationally renowned teacher David Zambrano, which is the main focus of my current TEACHING practice. I am an ambassador for sharing this work across Scotland and further afield. This has also become a vital part of my individual movement practice and philosophical understanding of what dance represents in the wider context of COMMUNITY and culture. More recently I have begun to teach improvisation for performance, after participating in 60 DAYS at TicTac Arts Centre. Developing a teaching practice that can cross disciplines and encouraging people to use their own life experiences to express themselves through their chosen form. 

My PERFORMANCE work has included productions by Curious Seed, David Zambrano, Shotput, Cultured Mongrel, Anahat Theatre, Alan Greig Dance Theatre, PanicLab, All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre and Mairead McClean/The Wapping Project. 

My inaugural show, a self choreographed solo titled How to Survive the Future, was programmed at festivals across the UK, including the Dance Base Fringe 2018. I am currently working on a new performance project Remedy for Memory with an all female team of collaborators.

Image by Abi Ponce Hardy

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