About me

Hi, welcome to my page. 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 DanceAngela PraedFreefall 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, as an aerial performer, 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, Angers/ France, Santiago/ Chile, Womadalaide/ Australia (with Wired) and Glastonbury/ UK, Boomtown/ UK with Yskynna.

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 become a Master Trainer for Bungee Workout TM created by Wired Aerial Theatre, and have also taught as an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University for the last 8 years, teaching floor based technique for 2nd - 3rd years.

I also regularly teach Pilates for Cscape Pilates, and have most recently gained my qualification (and love for!) Aerial Pilates with Air Control Pilates, becoming the first qualified Aerial Pilates teacher in Cornwall & Devon.

 

In 2010, I co-founded Freefall Dance classes based in Falmouth, and have over the past 10 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.

Grace

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