Currently completing the 'Movement: Directing and Teaching MA' at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Before that, I completed a BA at the University of East Anglia. During my BA I worked as an assistant and co-director with a specialism in movement and later just a movement director.
I have trained in dance for 18 years (Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Acrobatics) and so also work as choreographer. I have experience choral movement, devising, movement for new writing, street theatre and an interest in using movement to explore and express emotion.
I co-directed STEAM which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 and Cognitions which was selected for The National Student Drama Festival and went to Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Both Steam and Cognitions used physical theatre to explore emotional turmoil and intense themes such as domestic abuse (STEAM) and mental illness and alcoholism (Cognitions).
Present Director/Movement Director for SpeakUp Theatre’s show Love (watching madness) performed in London and Norwich - Next performance in November at The Tristan Bates Theatre.
Jul 2018 Movement Assistant at National Youth Theatre on Playing Up course, working on their final show. (Undertaken as placement on MA, unpaid)
Apr 2018 Movement teacher over BA and MA acting courses at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Aug 2017 Director/Movement Director for Speak Up Theatre’s show Cognitions for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.
Feb 2017 Co-Director of The Play About Calais by Steve Waters (in junction with
Temple at the Donmar Warehouse), performed at the Norwich Arts Centre in
collaboration with CalAid.
Dec 2016 Movement Director for the UEA Drama programmes’ three third year
Aug 2016 Co-Director of Steam, performed at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 with Minotaur Theatre Company
Feb 2016 Creator and director of Flashmob for Homelessness performed in Norwich city center and on the UEA campus.
June 2016 Co-Director of Cognitions, a devised piece with Minotaur Theatre Company, performed at The Garage– selected for National Student Drama Festival 2017.
Oct 2015 Writer and Director of Larksong, a short play with Minotaur Theatre Company
May 2015 Co-Director of a group from UEA who auditioned for RSC’s ‘Dream 16’, co- production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK. The group got through to the final three for the Norfolk area and received very positive feedback
Video for STEAM, Minotaur Theatre Company's show for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016.
Many of the shows had a physical focus. For documentation of some of the movement work click above.
Watch a video of the flashmob for homelessness performance here.