An unashamedly enthusiastic woman, community artist, educator and researcher, currently based in Woolwich, SE London.
I am currently undertaking a practice-based PhD funded through an AHRC Techne Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship at Roehampton University. My research is investigating community dance through the lens of care/the curatorial (https://wordpress.woolwichwandering.com).
I work as a teaching artist in schools and community settings with a wide range of wonderful people that bring their diverse identities to dance. I champion inclusive approaches that enable all ages, differently-abled and neuro-diverse groups to access high quality dance experiences.
This ongoing practice informs my work in Higher Education as a lecturer for Trinity Laban on the Postgraduate Diploma Community Dance programme and undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). From 2013 to 2018 I had sole responsibility for leading and managing the RAD’s student well-being and disability services. My specialist interest in community dance, inclusive practice and dance teacher/artist professional development has led to being an external academic adviser for a new community dance postgraduate programme at UCLAN, providing dance artist training for Greenwich Dance and consultancy work for the ACE funded ballet and disability research project, Dance Unstuck. I am also Trustee for two organisations, Magpie Dance and Amici Dance Theatre Company.
Professional memberships include:
People Dancing (Foundation for Community Dance)