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I have taught and assisted dance for people of all ages and abilities, from early years to older adults, in varying styles of dance - Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Ballroom and Latin. Teaching allows me to connect with many different people in all sorts of environments - primary, secondary schools and colleges as well as dance schools and community settings. Each group of people and each session offers a rewarding sense of energy, creativity and sharing through dance.
My teaching focus is finding balance between strength in release technique and creativity through improvisational tasks. This lends itself to sharing my knowledge and expertise in movement, musicality and physicality, as well as offering space for personal expression and creative contribution from participants. I facilitate workshops mainly in contemporary dance, with creative elements depending on your needs and interests as a group.
Representing other organisations; I teach A-MUSE Family Dance Workshops for BEEE Creative (fun, creative dance sessions that engage families with each other and their local museum and heritage), and assist their intergenerational dance project Improvising Generations. I support curriculum teaching through dance, working with FLUX Dance Theatre (dance and STEM sessions), Dance Equation (dance and maths sessions), Springs Dance Company (Christian dance workshops) and I also offer Faith Dance workshops on a freelance basis, in support of the RE curriculum in Catholic schools - see the Faith page for more info.
Whilst working on performance projects, I also lead outreach workshops to support the sharing of the work with wider audiences. Outreach workshops taught include Emily O'Shea Company's Rough & Tumble, Dance Equation's Dancing Digits Teacher CPD and mapdance repertoire in the UK and Norway.
Springs Dance Company (2020 - present)
Christian dance workshops
Flux Dance Theatre (2019 - present)
Dance and STEM workshops
Dance Equation (2019 - present)
Dance and maths workshops
BEEE Creative (2018 - present)
Family dance workshops
Ascension Dance Company / Arts1 / Attitude School of Dance / Sandringham School (2018 - present) Contemporary workshops for summer school
MK Gallery (2018 - 2020)
Family dance workshops
University of Bedfordshire / Dance East (2018-2020)
Contemporary, Tap and Modern
Kids in Action (2018)
Inclusive dance workshops for young people with varying learning disabilities and difficulties
Culture Plus / Central Bedfordshire Council (2018)
Art and dance workshops
MK OU Dance Group (2015 - 2020)
Temple School of Dance (2014-2015)
Ballet and Tap
NYMO / Life Teen UK (2012 - present)
Faith dance workshops
Get in contact if you have a class/workshop idea you'd like to talk about.