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Dancer, performer, artist, cosmonaut, prepper, apocaloptimist.
I create bold and brave multi-disciplinary performance that challenges institutional status quos and presents new ideas and questions to audiences in engaging and interesting ways. My practice is informed by a background in dance, live art and performance. My work is also largely autobiographical, drawing on personal experiences and finding ways in which these experiences relate to that of others.
I am compelled to make brutally honest work that questions the endurance of the body in performance and differing contexts. This has led me to create work that provides a social commentary and contains elements from altered disciplines.
Awards, commissions and prizes.
Finalists, York Culture Awards, SLAP.
Awarded, Arts Council England Funding, Atomic.
Commission, Northern Connections, Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Winner, Hull Dance Prize.
Awarded, Arts Council England Funding, Atlantis.
Awarded, North East Artist Development Network Residency, Dance City, Newcastle.
Commission, In-Situ In-Place, The SHOP, Nelson.
Commission, Romford Contemporary Art Programme, Quadrant Arcade, Romford.
Awarded, Conway Cohort Artist in Residence, Conway Hall.
Awarded, SHINE emerging artist, Leeds City Council, Leeds Light Night.
Winner, Dance and the Homemade Commission, Chisenhale Dance Space, London.
Winner, Drunken Nights development commission, Drunken Chorus & Rich Mix, London.
Commission, Night of the Barghest, York Theatre Royal.
Shortlisted, Vantage Art Prize, Departure Foundation, Leeds.
Winner, FLINTsparks Prize, Two Destination Language and Winchester University.
Commission, Works Ahead, Word of Warning and Contact Theatre, Manchester.
Winner, IDEA Assembly, Best Original Artistic Idea, Live Art Bistro, Leeds.
Awarded, Creative Entrepreneur Programme, Cida Co, Graduate Entrepreneurship Project.
Awarded, Proof of Concept , Most Exciting New Creative Business Concept -York St John University, European Regional Development Fund.