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Artist Training, Development & Mentoring

2023: '30 Minutes', online workshops series, Project Auske

Role: Design, Delivery, Producing, and Marketing

2022: 'Expanding Flow. Empowering Technique' Masterclass, MAD Dance House

Role: Facilitator

 

2022: Phluxus2 Dance Collective. 'IndepenDANCE'

Role: Mentor and Professional class facilitation

2022: 'The Compassionate and Resourceful Body: a one-day integrative yoga and movement retreat'

Role: Co-facilitator and Producer

2022: 'Split-Second', a workshop produced by Project Auske

Role: Co-facilitator

2021-current: 'Ojas', a training and development project for Bharatanatyam teachers and students developed by Upasana Arts

Role: Co-facilitator

 

2020: MDI Talent Hub

Role: Masterclass facilitator

 

2019: HWY Festival La Boite Theatre Company

Role: Delivery of 'They Gather' masterclass: Part 1, The Personal is Political'

2019: Supercell Festival Of Contemporary Dance

Role: Co-delivery of 'They Gather' masterclass: Part 1, The People is Political'

 

2019: Dance Manchester

Role: Delivery of day-long workshop supporting choreographic skill development of community dance group leaders

2017: Pro-Active

Role: Class Facilitator for Dance Manchester's professional class programme

2013: Dare Dance

Role: Delivery of weekend intensive for dance, music and digital artists in Cumbria, to introduce skills in dance and interactive software Isadora in collaboration with Andrew Crofts

 

2011 & 2012: The Place Summerhouse

Role: Delivery of week-long workshops series in dance and interactive environments with Andrew Crofts and Joseph Lau

 

2010: ‘Unaccompanied Pilots’ 

Role: Mentoring emerging dance artists in the development of solo works as part of Z-arts artist development programme

 

2007-2008: Expressions Dance Company (now Australasian Dance Collective)

Role: Regular delivery of Company Class

 

Guest Company Class Delivery:

Ludus Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Tasdance, Dancenorth Australia and the cast of Opera Queensland Pearl Fishers

 

2005: Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre

Role: Delivery of week-long summer intensive: ‘Creating new movement for physical theatre'

Belarus Free Theatre

Role: As Choreographic / Movement & Rehearsal Director on various works, I am responsible for delivering regular training to the ensemble in ways that responds to the demands of the work being created  and that supports the wellbeing of the ensemble members

Out of the Blue Productions

Role: Workshop facilitation including, co-delivery of 2 days of physical ensemble awareness and physical improvisation development workshops with Manchester Camerata, and the co-delivery of workshop with music students and staff at University of Salford

Higher Education

​2018-2022: University Of Central Lancashire

Role: Visiting lecturer in Dance and Theatre & Performance studies, including Mentor on the unit 'Borders and Boundaries' questioning the edges of artistic form and exploring interdisciplinary collaboration

2016-2017: Manchester Metropolitan University

Role: Visiting Lecturer

2013: Roehampton University

Role: Visiting Lecturer delivering the unit ‘Creating Event Spaces’ for MA Choreography students

2010-onwards: University of Salford

Role: Sessional Lecturer in Contemporary Dance Technique. Guest delivery of lectures and workshops with undergraduate and post-graduate students in the areas of Career Development, Choreographic Practices, Politics in Dance, Dance in Australia and Digital Dance Practices

 

2000 & 2005-2006: Queensland University of Technology

Role: Delivery of ‘Arts Foundation Studies’, ‘Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum’, and mentoring international MFA students

 

2001-2002, 2007-2008: The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts

Role: Delivery of Contemporary technique, Jazz, Fitness for dance, World dance studies and tutoring in academic written, and communication skills

Centre's for Advanced Training

2009-current: The Lowry Centre of Advanced Training in Dance

Role: Regular delivery of Contemporary Technique, Creative and Choreographic Practices, Contextual and Appreciation studies, Classical Ballet Technique, Conditioning, Tutoring and Mentoring students, outreach delivery

2016: Yuva Gati (South Asian Centre for Advanced Dance Training)

Role: Guest delivery of Contemporary Dance Technique

2015-2019: National Centre for Circus Arts - Centre for Advanced Training

Role: Delivery of a weekly contemporary technique dance class in Manchester​

Youth / Community / In-education

​2016-2017: Dance sessions for Home Educated youth ages 4 to 14 run by Dance Manchester

Role: Facilitator

 

2009-2013 & 2015-2017: STRIDE - a grassroots young men’s dance project run by Dance Manchester and artistically directed by Company Chameleon. 

Role: Outreach and Regular Session Delivery, Support Artist, Rehearsal Direction, and Arts Awards delivery

2005-2008: Expressions Dance Company 

Role: Delivery of Intermediate/Advanced Community Classes and in-schools Workshop Delivery

2005-2008: Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy

Role: Development Facilitator and delivery of ‘Rio Jam’ a unique program for children 4-12years combining Latin and Contemporary Dance genres.

Role: Guest workshop delivery in Classical, Contemporary, and Partnering techniques for Latin and Tango dancers.

Festival workshop delivery: UDance NW at The Lowry (4 editions since 2012 including facilitating 'The Body Of Us' workshops, Dance in Interactive Digital Environments, Dance in Site and on Wayne McGregor / Random Dance 'Mind and Movement'), Powerkidz at the Brisbane Powerhouse (2005, 'Pulling Faces – Making Dance' and 'ShuffleIt'), and The Out of the Box Festival (2000 The Dance Tent')

 

Early and Secondary in-education delivery: Cledford Primary School for The Lowry, Corinda State High School, St Aidan’s Anglican Girl’s School and Indooroopilly Montessori Kindergarten.

2006 - 2008: MAD Dance House

Role: Delivery of Contemporary and Modern Technique classes

 

1997 - 2008: River City Dance

Role: Delivery of Jazz, Contemporary and Classical techniques, and Choreography of solo, duo and ensemble works

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