In 2007 I graduated the Western Australian Academy of performing Arts with a BA Arts Honours in Dance. During this time I performed with Link Dance Company under the direction of Michael Whaites. Michael was former dancer with Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal in Germany and I like to think my choreographic process, creative interests and inspiration has been importantly influenced and informed by this lineage.
I am interested in creating new work that reflects contemporary society and mirrors the people we are today; our cultural social affairs and how we exist on a day to day basis. In doing so, I hope to reveal an appreciation for a spectrum of modern human behaviour and tendencies including its beauty, its vulgarity, it’s wisdom, it’s stupidity and it’s simplicity.
As an independent artist I have engaged with a broad range of roles and responsibilities including dancer, choreographer, artistic director, teacher, producer and project manager. This fluidity of job description is, in part, a necessary action for creating a sustainable career as an Australian independent artist. It has also significantly and positively influenced the way that I create new work and collaborate with others.
I work with a strengths based approach; collaborating with others to identify and use individual strengths and assets to generate strong and authentic performance outcomes.