I’ve been a teacher with Scarabeus Aerial Theatre since 2017 when I first worked on their project with the students of Parliament Hill School, London (Ages 13-16)
The following year I taught their Flying into Physics workshops for Primary schools (Ages 9-11) Exodus programme (Ages 3-50+) and their Take Flight curriculum for teenagers. I also taught occasional workshops for youth groups and theatres. The two main apparatus we focussed on were Cocoons (or Sling) and Aerial Harness.
With WAC Arts London I worked as an assistant teacher in 2018 guiding lessons in Hoop and Silks.
With Fidget Feet Ireland I lead harness and cocoon workshops for young people (9-18) at the Irish Aerial Dance Fest 2018 and also at their Creation Centre, Limerick for both children and Adults. I represented them at the Circus Festival of Ireland teaching Trapeze and Rope.
My aerial workshops focus on strong and clean technique as a basis for experimentation and making the vocabulary your own.
If you’re interested in an aerial workshop for your school or company, please get in touch here.
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Workshop Facilitation - Dance
My classes have an emphasis on releasing tension and breaking personal patterns in creative work. My strong basis in classical and contemporary technique informs my teaching but is not the core message of the class.
I regularly lead Professional morning class for Dance Waterford and lead contemporary classes at the annual T.P.O Dance Academy Summer School (Ages 5-18). For young people I also regularly have the joy of leading technique classes in ballet, contemporary, and lyrical dance.
I was assistant teacher for East London Dance’s Get Up and Groove, a class for young people with cognitive disabilities. I have a great passion and appreciation for this line of work.
Through my work as a movement director I have facilitated classes with actors and aerialists - I love to work with performers from any background of training.
If you’re interested in a dance workshop for your school or company, please get in touch here.