Born in England and presently living in DC.
20 years in Circus afforded me a wonderful career collaborating with brilliant performers to make The Wrong Size stilts/aerial company ( renamed AnActAbove), established 1992, successful in the many spheres of the entertainment industry worldwide. Based in London we travelled the world clad in unique costumes from Buckingham Palace, Dubia, Japan and beyond. I collaborated with London's best, received funding from London Arts board, gained commissions and played more artistic works in cabarets.
With an unexpected relocation move to DC in 2011 and a fresh baby on my hands I realized a change of direction was needed. Estranged from my Circus world, and post natal, unable to have the energy and headspace to train as before, I became interested in other forms of artistic expression. Glen Echo MD, became a place of solace and ceramics/sculpture began a new passion. I make porcelain sculpture. I am working on pieces dealing with issues such as motherhood, conception, identity and grief. I have exhibited at various exhibitions in NY, MD and VA.
Time passed and the wild changes of baby life fell into years, I developed my aerial vocabulary in a manageable way to make performance art with a conceptual message. Moved by my struggle with motherhood, relationships and modern world issues, I aim to make work that can resonate in the moment with the audience around.
Presently I'm working on Continuous, a floor based piece on the challenges of Motherhood, recently show at Futhermore Gallery DC.
I've been Artist in Residence at Red Dirt Studios PG . Its been very exciting to delvie into the supportive world of some great artists who create there.
I haven't yet left the Circus world - I am still juggling wildly to make everything happens and have time for my child. Yet I believe that my attempts at expression of my struggle enable me to be a better parent and she a happier child.
We Fly — Joes Dance Emporium MD
Breathe/Overload - Performance Art. (e)merge Art fair DC- premier Overload - Performance Art.
Quiet Cabaret - Furthermore Gallery DC - premier Continuous - Performance Art.
Glen Echo Annual ceramic show MD.
Parallex Art Fair NY . Fieldworks for Mixed Disciplines MD - Breathe - Performance Art.
Glen Echo Hand build ceramic show MD.
2011 Artomatic Art show - Crystal City VA.
Climate (Change) solo installation - Shunt (LAB funded).
Creation of LightWalkers collaboration with Aerotec /The Gandinis. Performed worldwide for corporate events/street festivals - inc Buckingham Palace - aerial/ stilts.
Tropicana - Shunt and cabaret, aerialist/performer.
ICE show on Autism - nationwide tour with Circ-Elation (LAB funded).
Ongoing corporate work/ principle aerialist for Heliosphere.
Breath show on same sex relations & PIL show on Rumi at Jackson Lane, nationwide tour (LAB funded).
Ongoing corporate work/creations of new acts/costumes.
Ladders of Light - Henley Festival - site specific stilts/aerial.
Tandens's Macbeth (LAB funded) Circus/Suzuki.
Co-direct R&D With France Barbe Suzuki/stilts/aerial.
Igloo's Viking Shoppers, aerial digital dance piece.
Spacedance - Commission -Barbican - aerial ensemble.
Frances Barbe Collaboration - Torso - Butoh/stilts/Suzuki.
Spawnwalkers recommission, site specific stilt ensemble for Henley Festival
Heliosphere balloon aerialist at the Millenium Dome.
Royal Opera House's Falstaff - aerial harness.
The Ballad of Bobby Francois - Shunt, performed/choreographed abseil.
Mazda - Frankfurt car show - performed/choreographed ensemble aerial.
Spawnwalkers - Covent Garden commission -Circus Space/The Zap.
Taught and choreographed NMEC Dome students for end of training show.
Average White Girl solo show, Jackson's Lane, extracts - Shunt, LIFT, Refract.
Archaos site specific - Paris aerial/stilts.
The Bartered Bride - The Royal Opera - aerial.
Average White Girl - solo show - Circus Space - IMF, LIFT & BAC (LAB funded).
Breath - collaboration JP Zaccarini/Tamara Caperello.
Hyperactive and Specimen 3 directed by JP Zaccarini.
Taught and choreographed locals in Malaysia for ensemble stilt production.
Extracts of work played at Fringe Club, Edinburgh Festival.
Archaos collaboration with Game Over.
Site specific shows for SvenVatch in Germany.
Underground Comics directed by Honi Hamegal, Akko Festival Israel.
Shakespeare tour of Romania with Festival of Fools.
Established The Wrong Size Company with Pip Jones.
1993 Festival of Fools theatre training project - nationwide tour MSND.
1992 One year circus course at ' Circomedia'.
1991-2011 Advanced specialist skills courses at the Circus Space/other venues
2014 Sculpture 1 - Montgomery College MD.
2014 Joined Red Dirt Studios - studio/seminar program.
2013 3D design - Montgomery College MD.
1986 Hotel and Catering B.A. - Brighton UK.
Prior to 1991 Manager -The Orangery champagne bar, City of London.
Area manager - Frock and Jackets bars/restaurants UK, on site manager for Brighton Branch.
Restaurant manager Capitol Restaurant Brighton.