I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall and went on to study at Roehampton University where I gained a 1st class degree in Dance Studies and had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Helen Parlor, Carol Brown and Dog Kennel Hill Project. During this time I experimented with various medias. The initial focus was working with lighting design. I wanted to use light to sculpt the dancers bodies to form an integral part of her choreographies. My dissertation discussed ‘The Collaborative Space: the affects of lighting design for contemporary dance’ and achieved 96%. I then went on to work with different lighting designers to produce different exciting visual performances. In 2009 I gained a MA whilst with mapdance company, touring nationally and internationally with works by Ben Wright, Shobana Jeyasingh, Charles Linehan, Lalia Diallo and Liz Aggiss. The focus of my MA was researching the efficiency of movement, looking specifically at the Flying-Low technique: a floor-based technique created by David Zambrano, in which her passion lies. I am interested in collaborations between different art forms, especially photography and lighting design. I work closely with my brother Oliver, a musician, to make original scores which has become the focus of her upcoming dance company; Black Gecko Dance. My interests lie in floor work and have been inspired by the flying-low technique created by David Zambrano, after attending a flying-low intensive in Geneva led by David Zambrano himself. As my MA foccussed on efficiency of movement I am ever looking for new ways of moving. I like movement to be physical and create adrealine. I believe movement should be free, exciting and utterly enjoyable. I am now back in Cornwall, teaching throughout the county and the surrounding areas to school pupils through to professionals. I have recently started dance and exercise classes for the elderly and i'm currently studying on a Pilates Teacher Training Course through Pilates Foundation. I am also an associate lecturer at University College Falmouth.