I trained clalssically as an Actor at East 15 Acting School in London under the School founder Margaret Bury, graduating 20 years ago summer past.
At this point on my creative journey I couldn’t feel farther away from my| classical training if I tried but it is there deep within me.
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 and abroad.
Depending on the project I will work as Experienced Artist | Director | Scenographer | Deviser | Actor | Adviser | Collaborator | Performer...
Since 2010 I have been specialising in one on one, micro, intimate and immersive performance initially with Danish experts, Cantabile 2. My practice in this area is called Human Specific and has been researched over time. My Human Specific practice is at the core of all of my works and can’t help but inform my larger works too.
Being invited to talk more about how I create my one on one works and about my process as an artist when devising new works is 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 has 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. Working so closely with my audience has made me very open and I thank each one for that.
I have recently returned from taking one year out to travel with my family where 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 10 years consciously researching grief, memory | olfactory | one one one | micro | intimate | immersive | site specific | responsive performance.
Right now I am back living in my home City of Dundee and I’m really enjoying seeing it with fresh eyes.
"Blending the universal with the personal"