Who am I?
I trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and have over 30 years experience of working in the arts. After graduating, I toured with a variety of companies in UK and Eire before setting up my own company Moonshine Dance Theatre in my home town of Hull. As Artistic Director I created and produced 8 shows which toured locally and nationally including ‘Nellie’ the story of my grandma’s childhood growing up in Hull’s fishing community in the 1930’s.
I moved to Norfolk in 1998 to take the post of Director of Sheringham Little Theatre, followed by a number of positions in Arts Management in East Anglia. During this time, I combined my time as an Arts Manager and an Arts Practitioner before taking the leap to be a full-time arts practitioner in 2015
I am a passionate advocate of the arts and its power to change lives. In 2016 I qualified as an NLP Practitioner and hypnotherapist and combine these skills with that of a creative practitioner to offer bespoke 121 and group sessions with a focus on using the power of creativity and playfulness to bring positive changes in our lives.
As a creative practitioner, I create performances and films that are thought provoking and personal. My work is often but not always autobiographical and whilst it often focuses on difficult subjects, my aim is that is always hopeful, quirky and embedded in humour.
Humour and laughter is central to my own wellbeing as is dance. These are the things that give me my creative spark and connect me to other people. I run weekly drop in dance and laughter yoga sessions. Anyone can join and donations are accepted. All donations go directly to my current creative project “Finding Magic”.