As a dancer I have had the joy of creating, working and touring all over the world with companies and choreographers including Jean Abreu Dance (as a dancer and rehearsal assistant), Marc Brew Company, Renaud Wiser Dance Company, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre (rep and creations by Christopher Bruce and Sharon Watson), Regionteater Väst (Repertoire and creations by Charlotta Öfverholm, Lidia Wos, Örjan Andersson), Lynne Page, Morgann Runacre-Temple, Kate Flatt, Cathy Marston and James Cousins Company (including “Within her eyes” film, GCSE syllabus work)
As well performing I have enjoyed teaching in various institutions including London Contemporary Dance School, English National Ballet School, Baletakkademien (Sweden), London Studio Centre, Central School of Ballet, Rambert, Performers College, Italia Conti, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Royal Holloway University and have taught both class and rep to companies inclu
ding Scottish Ballet, New Adventures, Regionteater Väst, Dans Theatre Heidelberg, James Cousins Company, Marc Brew Company, Verve (Northern School of Contemporary Dance), along with regularly teaching workshops for a people with a verity of movement backgrounds around the world.
Contemporary floor work class: Over the last few years I have spent much of my spare time researching more and more into movement training and
the conditioning required to enable dancers to grow. This has seen my classes and workshops evolve to have a strong focus on conditioning the body for what it is asked to do when working with the range of choreographers we find ourselves working with as dancers. I use a lot of tasks and challenges aimed at bringing awareness to the body challenging its stability and mobility and bringing attention to different ways to warm up and condition the body
This then develops towards an energetic floor work class, focusing on transferring weight, creating space in the body and looking into ways of using the floor to facilitate movement. Starting using gravity and using a horizontal state to mobilise the spine and find length in the body, drawing upon ideas and pathways used when standing and the similarities when transferring them to the floor.
This focus builds around a fast, dynamic yet technically detailed movement quality with an emphasis on where movement begins. Using efficient methods of moving to enable us to transition to and from the floor, preparing the body to develop strength and power and challenge new extremes when moving through space.