“why learn to move when you can move to learn”

January 2014 : This month I'm picking up with the site renovation that I began in November. Still moving things around, rewriting, updating. Apologies for any broken links, inconsistencies, lack of images.

I think of myself as a somatic movement researcher, educator, mentor and artist. Sometime during the many years I have spent learning to move, I realised that I was actually moving to learn, hence the name of this web site.

I create movement and dance classes in which I invite others to share in my inquiry of what it is to be a thinking, feeling, moving subject in this world.

My aim in teaching is to create the conditions to meet ourselves with a childlike sense of wonder; to engage playfully with our innate curiosity unhindered by expectation; to develop a dialogue with ourselves and our environment in which we are empowered to be our own experts.

In the performing arts, I offer my work as a resource for dance professionals in dance centres, at festivals, for dance companies and on higher education programmes.

For every body, I teach a workshop series called BodySchool in which I seek to apply my synthesis of somatic and postmodern dance practices to everyday life situations. Performing artists who know my work can also be found in BodySchool classes.

I have studied a range of somatic practices and contemporary dance practices. I am certified as a practitioner of both the Feldenkrais Method® and the Body And Earth work developed by Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose. I studied for two years at SNDO Amsterdam and have an MA in Dance Pedagogy. I have made extensive studies of Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Movement Shiatsu, Body Mind Centering and experiential anatomy.


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