Photo by Robert Davidson
Teaching is the bedrock of her practice and since 1996 she has taught widely in artistic communities in the UK, Europe and USA – weekly classes, workshops, intensives, residential settings and private sessions. This has involved periods teaching in universities and colleges. An aspect of this teaching has been guiding undergraduate students through creative processes towards the creation of performance work.
Areas of specialism include: Skinner Releasing Technique, improvisation, choreography and creative practice (studio based and rural and urban landscapes) The Skinner Releasing Technique has been her primary dance practice for twenty years and she certified as teacher in 2001 in the Introductory Pedagogy and in 2009 in the On-going Pedagogy. She is faculty on the Skinner Releasing Technique’s 2016/17 Teacher Certification Program that prepares participants to teach the SRT Introductory Pedagogy.
The Skinner Releasing Technique is a radical approach to dance training and the creative process and was pioneered by Joan Skinner in the USA fifty years ago. The principles and concepts that underpin the technique have deeply shaped her approaches to moving, making and teaching. Site-specific explorations and performance has long been a feature of her practice. Over the last several years she has been facilitating Skinner Releasing Technique workshops in rural landscapes and exploring how the technique enriches site-specific making.