Hi, lovely to meet you. I'm a dance performer, dance teacher, aerial performer, matwork and aerial pilates instructor, choreographer and dreamer working from my base in beautiful Cornwall, UK.
I began my full time dance training at Roehampton University graduating with a 1st class BA (hons) in 2008. After which I joined Mapdance company touring Nationally and Internationally whilst also completing an MA in Dance Performance at Chichester University. During this time I worked with choreographers Shobana Jeyasingh, Ben Wright, Charles Linehan, Liz Aggiss & Lalia Diallo.
After being involved in many different dance projects with companies such as Cscape Dance, Angela Praed, Freefall Dance, I wanted to pursue something in a different realm, maybe at 90 degrees... I'm a little bit of an adrenaline junkie so I turned my focus to aerial performance. Five years ago I feel in love with aerial harness work, particularly vertical dance and bungee dance. Since then I have worked extensively with both Wired Aerial Theatre (As The World Tipped, To Me, To You) and Yskynna Vertical Dance (Hyreth, Bligh Spirit), travelling Nationally and Internationally to various music and arts festivals including Sziget/ Budapest, Glastonbury/ UK, Boomtown/ UK, Angers/ France, Santiago/ Chile.
I also am very proud of working and touring with Golden Tree Productions as one of their puppeteers for Man Engine, the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain (2016 & 2018). I have recently began training and performing with Urban Playground (Parkour), being involved in the creation of their latest show Zoo Humans.
As well as performing I also have a absolute love for teaching, sharing skills and ideas with others. I absolutely love the freedom movement and dance brings, and fully believe this is found through play, connection between people in the space, and having fun. When I teach I bring a warm, playful and supportive atmosphere to all classes.
I have recently become a Master Trainer for Bungee Workout TM created by Wired Aerial Theatre
I base my classes surrounding floor work, moving athletically and smoothly in and out of the floor at a fast pace, in order to find a sense of freedom, power and ownership of material, yet staying connected with the rest of the people in class. Expect rolling, crawling, jumping, running and flipping with abandonment yet with technical care and precision, and of course no class would be the same without some dynamic body conditioning slotted in to get things going!
I am an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University teaching floor based technique for 2nd - 3rd years, and also regularly teach Pilates for Cscape Pilates, and have most recently gained my qualification (and love for!) Aerial Pilates with Air Control Pilates.
In 2010, I co-founded Freefall Dance classes based in Falmouth, and have over the past 9 years, built up a never-ending and constantly growing, Freefall 'family' who regularly attend our weekly classes. These classes are thriving, and incorporate a mixture of ages (17 - 75!) and mixture of backgrounds and experiences. A class I look forward to teaching every week! For more info about how to get involved with these classes, please visit: www.freefalldance.co.uk
Hope I get to meet you soon.