Ruth works as a director, movement director and theatre maker working in London and the Midlands. She has an MA in 'Movement: Direction and Teaching'from The Royal Central School of Speech. Through her movement direction, she has worked with National Youth Theatre, Historical Royal Palaces, Nevill Holt Opera and other companies and theatre. Ruth has taught actor movement at theatre conservatoires and universities, along with freelance workshops.
Ruth is an associate artist with SpeakUp Theatre and continues to make shows with the company, most recently 'LOVE (watching madness)' at VAULT Festival. She has trained in 5 major dance disciplines at The Lee Academy of Dance and Drama for 1997-2014 and teaches dance (ages 2-18).
Ruth draws on a range of experiences in her movement and directing work, in particular using expressive methods such as free dance and 5rhythms.
She is passionate about inclusive movement, particularly in relation to body shape and strives to include these principles in all her work.
2020 Director & Choreographer │ Ripples [short film] Greenwich Dance, Digital Stage
2020 Director - LOVE (Watching Madness), SpeakUp Theatre - VAULT Festival
The Stage - Top shows to see
2019 Director - LOVE (Watching Madness), SpeakUp Theatre - Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“An utterly riveting and deeply moving production” ★★★★★ London Theatre1
2019 Movement Director – The Castle by Franz Kafka, Old Dog Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“The best five minutes of physical theatre at the Fringe” – EdFringe Review
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