“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” – Wayne Dyer
Personal stories are powerful so here’s mine… I fell in love with dance and theatre at the age of 13 and have never looked back since. I quickly threw myself into dance training, aware I was already years behind most of my peers.
At the age of 15 my family relocated to North Cyprus, where dance training was limited to say the least, however it was here in Cyprus I received some of my best training. I had two years with Russian classical dancers, Oleg Manukovskiy and Natalia Valishvili. My time in Cyprus also offered many great performance opportunities including dancing classical solos at prestigious venues such as Bellepais Abbey.
On returning to the UK at the age of 17 I completed my A levels whilst also continuing my dance training at various schools including Liz Burville Performing Arts School and the London Russian Ballet School.
At the age of 18 I began a 3 year course at Kate Simmons Dance graduating with a Level 6 National Diploma in Dance as well as my DDI and DDE ISTD Cecchetti Classcial ballet teaching qualifications. During my time at KS Dance I had many great opportunities including working with Grazia Galante on Bejart’s Bolero, performed at the Lowry Theatre and dancing at the Royal Albert Hall in BBC’s Dance Proms.
As a professional freelance dancer I have worked on an exciting array of projects which I invite you to find out more about on my Dancer page; but I have also been on the journey, that all of us as artists, must walk through… what do I want to do? What are my strengths? What do I have to offer? Where do I fit? I have now made peace with the fact that I do not particularly fit one “box” but that’s what makes us powerful performers and artists, is being true to who we are and embracing the journey we all go on, to discover who this is. We must all find our own voice, our own movement language in order to tell our story.
I am passionate about performing and creating work of technical excellence, collaborating with like minded artists to create work that tells a story, inspires hope and joy into its audiences and takes them on a journey of emotions and experiences.