CV

Dancer / Choreographer /

Movement Director / Teacher

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Personal information:

Ethnicity: Caribbean + Asian

Language: English

Height: 5ft 1″

Hair Colour: Dark Brown

Eye colour: Brown

Waist: 28”

Bust: 34 D

Techniques and styles trained in:

  • Contemporary – Cunningham technique, Floor Work, Release technique
  • Jazz
  • Ballet
  • Commercial
  • Musical Theatre
  • Modern
  • Tap

Teacher of:

  • Contemporary – Cunningham based + Floor Work
  • Commercial
  • Jazz
  • Choreography

Professional performance work:

  • (forthcoming) 2022 – 2023: MANDELA – Playing the role of Gugu in the new musical at the Young Vic Theatre, directed by Schele Williams
  • (forthcoming) August – September 2022: Dancer in ‘He’s Dead’ in Edinburgh for Horizon showcase and Stockholm, Sweden
  • (forthcoming) July 2022 – Dancer for Thomas Page Dances in ‘Commonality’
  • 2022: Dancer in feature film (title undisclosed)
  • 2021: Feature in DFS Commercial ‘Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things’, directed by Ali Kurr
  • 2021: Dancer in ‘Mise-en-Crise’ by Marikiscrycrycry, video commission for Center for Human Rights in the Arts, New York
  • 2019 – current: Dancer in ‘He’s Dead’, choreographed by Malik Nashad Sharpe / Marikiscrycrycry. Toured the UK – London, Bradford, Brighton and performed in Copenhagen Denmark
  • 2019: Dancer in ‘NEVERLAND’ by Holland, for GUCCI x DAZED in collaboration with HOLLAND, choreographed and directed by Holly Blakey
  • 2019: Dancer for Burberry AW19 collection at London Fashion Week, choreographed by Holly Blakey
  • 2017: Dancer for Yukiko Masui, performing a duet ‘Forgot To Be Your Lover’, performed in LiveVibe at The Place
  • 2017: Dancer in the movie ‘Teen Spirit’ starring Elle Fanning, directed by Max Minghella

Repertoire performed:

  • 2019: ‘The Event’, choreographed by Merce Cunningham, staged by Jeannie Steele
  • 2018: ‘Rainbow Ripples’, choreographed by Richard Alston, restaged by Kate price
  • 2016: ‘Isthmus’, choreographed by Richard Alston, restaged by Ihsaan De Banya and Elly Braund

Professional choreography work:

  • 2022: Dance Artist for Sarah Golding, Hope 4 Justice London Borough of Culture event
  • 2022: ‘THE EXTENSION TO MY SKULL’ Commission for Trinity Laban
  • 2022: ‘LET’S CELEBRATE HER’, Choreographer for ArtsEd
  • 2022: ‘A TOUCH OF RED’, Choreographer for The Urdang Academy
  • 2022: ‘A CLUSTER OF STRANDS’, Guest Choreographer for The CAT Programme at Dance City
  • 2022: ‘A SNIPPET OF A CHASE’, Guest Choreographer for Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School
  • 2021: ‘TOYING WITH A FLEX’, Guest Choreographer for The CAT Programme at The Place
  • 2021: Assistant Director + Assistant Choreographer for ‘Two Tracks and a Mix’, choreographed by Marikiscrycrycry, performed by EDGE Dance Company (live and digital productions)
  • 2021: ‘FREEDOM’, choreographer for The Urdang Academy
  • 2019 – 2021: Choreographer for Khronos Youth Girls company at The BRIT School
  • 2019 – 2020: Guest choreographer for Emil Dale Academy’s 2020 West End Excess Showcase at The Gordon Craig Theatre
  • 2019 – 2020: Choreographic commission for St Marylebone CE Dance Company
  • 2019: ‘ESTES SOMOS NÓS’, co-choreographed alongside Nicole Green for Khronos Youth Girls at The BRIT School
  • 2019 : Co-choreographer for ‘Shop Plastique’ a reworked piece for Authenticity youth dance company. Performed at Greenwich Docklands International Festival
  • 2019: ‘Flavour and Tang’, choreographed for International Drama Academy. Performed at Disneyland Paris in the Videopolis theatre
  • 2018: ‘Infusion’, co-choreographed alongside Hakeem Onibudo for The CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) Programme summer show

Movement Direction

  • 2022: Associate Movement Director for ‘The Glow’, play written by Alistair McDowall and directed by Vicky Featherstone, at the Royal Court Theatre.
  • 2019: Movement Director for the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) rebranding photoshoot

Teaching Experience:

  • September 2021 – current: Jazz / Contemporary teacher at Bird College
  • November 2020 – current: Contemporary Technique teacher at The Place
  • September 2020 – current: Contemporary technique teacher at The URDANG Academy
  • September 2020 – current: Jazz technique teacher at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance – Musical Theatre department  
  • 2019 – current: Commercial dance and Contemporary technique and Jazz teacher at Emil Dale Academy

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  • 2021: Lecturer in Contemporary technique at London Contemporary Dance School
  • 2021: Assistant to Artistic Director Alesandra Seutin, for National Youth Dance Company
  • 2021: Guest Commercial teacher for U.Dance 2021
  • 2021: Guest facilitator for EDGE Dance Company
  • 2019 – 2021: Resident facilitator for Khronos Youth Girls company at The BRIT School
  • 2019 – 2021: Resident dance artist for International Drama School
  • 2021: Contemporary technique teacher for Studio Wayne McGregor, RESET 2021
  • 2020 – 2021: Audition facilitator for National Youth Dance Company
  • 2020: Audition facilitator for EDGE Dance Company
  • 2019 – 2020: Contemporary technique, Commercial dance teacher and choreographer at The Performing Arts Depot
  • 2015 – 2020: Jazz, Contemporary and Commercial cover teacher for Innovation Dance
  • 2019: Guest Commercial dance teacher at WOMAD festival
  • 2019: Teacher for London Contemporary Dance School third year tour – Merce Cunningham repertoire
  • 2019: Musical Theatre teacher and choreographer for Theatretrain
  • 2017 – 2018: Ballet and Commercial dance teacher for Urban Dance Academy
  • 2016 – 2018: Assistant ballet teacher at Portobello Dance School
  • 2016 – 2017: Barre Fitness instructor for Movers and Shapers
  • 2016 – 2017: Choreographer and director for Inflorescence (female Contemporary dance company at The BRIT School)
  • 2015–2017: Street Dance teacher for Streetz Ahead

Education & Training:

  • 2016 – 2019: London Contemporary Dance School – graduated with a First Class Honors Degree
  • August 2018 – December 2018: UNICAMP, student exchange programme in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2015 – 2016: National Youth Dance Company, working with Michael Keegan Dolan, Rachel Poirier, James O’Hara and Emmanuel Obeya on ‘In-nocentes’
  • 2012 – 2016: The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology
  • 2009 – 2016: The CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) Programme at The Place

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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