Artist Statement



I am a choreographer and dancer living in the Scottish Borders .

My current interest is in working with movement improvisation and choreographic practice as a way to consider how we ‘dwell’ in the world.

Choreography sets ideas in motion and moves beyond words to create space for other ideas to emerge. It offers a  practice that is transitory, embodied and fleet of foot. It encourages thinking on and through your feet, suggests alternative vocabularies and is about responding to and being in relationship to – a person, place, object, activity or an idea – at a given time, season and place.

My work reveals itself in different ways – as performance, writings from improvisation, scores, moving image installation, thinking through materials, events, workshops, an approach to collaborative and cross- disciplinary working and creative leadership.

I am interested in field work, studio practice and in collaborative working across different fields of practice.

I work from The Bakery Studio in Jedburgh and am currently doing a practice – led PhD at Northumbria University.

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Photo Credits:

photo left : John McGeoch        photo right: Chan@ Papay Arts Centre