Theatre and Dance Maker


I am a UK-based director and choreographer. I have made dance and theatre works as an independent artist and under the company I co-directed previously, Mapping4D. I also work on commissions in a freelance capacity.


Typically my shows are candid, touching, raw and humorous. My work is often in some way about responsibility, exploring the complex interplay of individual and society.



Practice


I make work in a fluctuating space between theatre and dance.  As a theatre director I started using movement increasingly in the multi-layered works I co-devised with Mapping4D. Whilst Associate Director for Cardboard Citizens I explored dance with asylum seekers and homeless participants, and was driven by the personality and history that their bodies convey in performance. I seek to combine a raw and emotionally exposing performer presence with ambitious and exacting choreography and to foreground the idiosyncrasies that arise when different bodies perform it. My theatre background lends me a quirky, risky and flamboyant sense of the physical as well as a confidence and curiosity in using dance to engage with varied and substantial thematic concerns.

Freelance director/ choreographer/ workshop leader


As well as making my own work, I have also directed and choreographed commissions for various other companies including the Pimlott Foundation, Cardboard Citizens, Chisenhale Dance Space, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Part-Exchange Theatre Company and Show of Strength.  I have also worked as performer/deviser for Centre for Performance Research and El Baldio Teatro (Argentina), Consultant Movement Director for Deafinitely Theatre, and freelanced as a workshop leader for Oval House, Company of Angels and Attic Theatre Company. My work to date has been equally with professional actors and dancers and with untrained performers within a community setting - in particular with refugees, asylum seekers and homeless participants.