As a Lecturer in Dance Science and Strength and Conditioning coach my day-to-day work is helping dancers, circus artists and physical performers learn more about their body and mind, the amazing things they are capable of, and how to look after this tool for a long and happy career.
Having danced since I was 5 years old, and continuing to train now in both dance and various circus disciplines, I have a keen interest in applied practice and research. My work involves evidence based practice, but also how we can apply the current research into the real-world situations of the studio, theatre, outdoor performance, or suspended from a crane or building and make this research more accessible.
I am currently Lecturer in Dance Science at Middlesex University, Visiting Lecturer at Roehampton University and a freelance Strength and Conditioning Coach to various companies, schools and individuals. I am also a researcher, focused on upper body strength in dance and circus.
Qualifications and memberships:
MSc Dance science
BA (Hons) Dance Studies with Drama, theatre and Performance Studies
L4 Strength and Conditioning
International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Education Committee member
UK Reiki Federation member
Mental Health First Aider (Adult and Youth) MHFA England