I trained clalssically as an Actor at East 15 Acting School in London under the School founder Margaret Bury, graduating almost 20 years ago.
At this point on my creative journey I feel rich to have a body of work that bleeds across many creative disciplines making it both diverse and difficult to box.
I'm based in Scotland and fortunate to travel with my work taking me throughout the UK, Europe, NYC and NZ.
Depending on the project I will work as Lead Artist | Director | Designer | Deviser | Actor | Adviser | Performer...
Since 2010 I have fallen in love with experimenting in making work for audiences of one or micro in Denmark, the UK, NYC and NZ. My practice in this area is called Human Specific and has been researched over time initially whilst collaborating with Cantabile 2 and now through creating my own works and further research. My Human Specific practice is at the core of all of my works and can’t help but inform my larger works.
Being invited to talk much more lately about how I create my one on one works and about my process as an artist when devising new works has been very insightful.
My common thread within my practice is that I rarely approach making my own work with text as a starting point.
My inspiration is ignited mostly from human, visual and aural sources.
Working so closely with my audience seems to have fired a desire to make work that is often personal and rooted in a genuine curiosity in humanity. I am interested in human beings and our differences culturally yet our commonality as human beings.
I have recently returned from taking one year out to travel with my husband and 6 year old daughter. We visited 12 Countries and circumnavigated the globe in that time. The epic kindness of strangers that we encountered across the world has been so positively life changing.
Music, my relationship with my audience and the space i create for are very important parts to my creative process and end works...
I have also spent the last 8 years consciously researching grief, memory | olfactory | immersive | site specific | responsive performance.
Right now I am back living in my home City of Dundee and I am loving it - the people here are the best and I've missed them...
"Blending the universal with the personal"