Background

Education:

PhD Candidate in Performance & Technology, University of Bristol
Funded by University of Bristol Arts Scholarship & The Leverhulme Trust
2016-2019

MPhil Performance, University of Bristol
Supported by Hybrid Arts Scholarship from Interactive Scientific
2015-2016 

B.A. (Hons) Degree 2:1 Professional Diploma Dance Theatre Laban Centre, London 1992-1995

Training:

Martial Arts: Peter Glenn, Tony Swanson, Lee Family T’ai Chi, Feng Shou – 6th pan/Assistant Instructor, British National Championships for Chinese Martial Arts 1999 & 2000

Contemporary Dance Techniques: Sonia Rafferty (Limon); Kerry Nichols; Erik Hawkins Dance Company, Janis Claxton, Cathy Ward (Hawkins), Deborah Saxon (Siobhan Davies Dance Company)

Other Dance Techniques: Angela Dony (CI), Chico & Maki (Japan CI), Lucia Walker (Alexander Technique and CI), Kirstie Simson (Improvisation/Akido), Adam Benjamin (Improvisation), Angus Balbernie (Improvisation/Direction), Janis Claxton (Body Weather / Min Tanaka)

Yoga: Bill Wood (Scaravelli); Mark Freeth, Chris Gladwell (Ashtanga)

Teaching:

Professional Classes ongoing in Bristol – Release-based Contemporary Technique, Improvisation, & Contact Improvisation (please email me for venues, dates and times)

The Practice Group 2012-2014
Leader for collective of ‘movement improvisers’ based in Bristol, to work collaboratively on group scores as well as supporting each other in solo work/ideas/practices for performance outcomes

Core Lecturer 2007-2016
City of Bristol College affiliated with University of Plymouth
Dance Theatre Performance Foundation Degree 2012-2016

Guest Lecturer 2009-2016
University of Plymouth Performing Arts Undergraduate Degree
Bath Spa University, Performing Arts Undergraduate Degree
University College Falmouth, Performing Arts Undergraduate Degree

Placements for 3rd yr BA and MA students at Bath Spa (2015 and 2016) and Falmouth (2015)

Course Writer and Affiliate Lecturer 2006-2007
Dance on Screen module of the Choreography Undergraduate Degree
Dartington College of Arts (now University College Falmouth)

Presentation:

Brigstow Institute & University of Bristol ‘Research without Borders’ discussion
University of Bristol, May 2016

University of Bristol Drama Dept. Postgraduate Symposium
‘Dances without Avatars’ Installation/Talk
University of Bristol, 2015

Panel Chair and Speaker
Bath Spa University & Bath Spa Live screen-dance programme from Wales and the Southwest, October 2009