About

 

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I work with movement and people as an artist, educator and researcher. Often there are overlaps between these skills that are mutually nourishing.

 

 

ARTIST

I work as a dance and movement artist, skilled in performing, choreographing and creating since 2004. I integrate my experiences within movement, research and performance within my practice and how I work with others. Questioning modes of interaction and production leads me to explore most often as a collaborator with other artists and artistic disciplines. I create contexts for audiences and performers to explore their movement, and expectations of scale and place. Site-based performance is a particularly important aspect of my work. My artistic work has been supported, amongst others, by Greenwich Dance, Theatre Delicatessen, Bellyflop, The Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Fund and the British Council. See extracts of work here 

MOVEMENT EDUCATOR

I am a Certified Movement Analyst in Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentas and Yoga teacher. I have a rich vocabulary to identify and differentiate movement and personal habits, then facilitate you to expand on your resources. More choice in how you move, no matter how large or small the movement, opens up more possibility for expression, communication and experience. Since 2007, I teach and facilitate Laban/Bartenieff Movement System, as well as dance improvisation, movement for actors and choreography to artistic and performing communities and with individuals from many other walks of life, and since 2008 with performing arts students in Higher Education (for example, TrinityLaban; Middlesex Univeristy; Rose Bruford; Edge Hill; Sheffield Hallam; Alma Mater Dance academy Slovenia). I teach in London, UK, and in Belgium and China, teaching and assessing on the Certification programmes in LBMS.

Facilitating the richness of LBMS always brings new connections for me. As someone interested in many aspects of movement – at the level of the cellular as well as the political – LBMS remains a potent source of creative, communicative learning in my life.

RESEARCHER

My research, connected to the field of contemporary dance, explores conditions for its emergence using interdisciplinary perspectives from sociology, politics and anthropology. My PhD uses the prism of festivals of contemporary dance and performance in the former Yugoslav space to analyze the functions of curation. I wrote a blog post about some of my work here. I also research within the field of Laban/Bartenieff Movement System, contributing to debate on education and training cross-culturally.

Academic training

2015-2019       PhD candidate, Middlesex University, Faculty of Arts and Cultural Industries, supervisors Dr. J Machon, Dr. O Johansson, Dr. V Graziano

2006-2007       MA Performance and Culture Interdisciplinary studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, course director Dr. M. Shevtsova

2002-2005       BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance Theatre, first class, LABAN, London

Professional development/additional trainings

2015                Certification in Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, (200 hour), Yoga London, accredited by Yoga Alliance

2013-14           Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy (code D12), year-long course, The Tavistock Centre, London, NW3 5BA

2011                Certification in Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher, (200 hour), Yoga London, accredited by Yoga Alliance

2009-2010       Certification in Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals Practitioner (CMA), (500 hour), programme leader Janet Kaylo (LSSI/Canada), accredited by LIMS/New York, USA

Awards/scholarships

2015-2018       PhD Studentship award, Middlesex University

2016-2017       Erasmus Credit Mobility scheme, University of Belgrade, Serbia

2010                Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Award, to train in Canada

2005                danceWEB scholarship recipient, Impulstanz Festival, Vienna, with the support of the British Council

2005                Recipient of an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreological Studies from the Sylvia Bodmer foundation, LABAN, London

Academic

2019                Paper presentation on LocoMotion Festival: the end of a Festival, at Performance Studies international conference, Calgary, Canada

2019                Co-written article, on teaching and learning LBMS in multiple languages, CAET (creative arts and education) journal, peer-reviewed, forthcoming

2019                Essay contribution to Die Akte mo.ë on the end of an artists’ collectively-run space in Vienna, AT

2017                Paper presentation on volunteerism in festivals, at Theatre and Employment conference, Queen Mary University, UK

2016                Co-presented paper with Jasmina Založnik on inability festival at the Katalyst Festival, Köln, at The politics of performance and play: feminist matters conference, Leiden University, NL

2014-15           Supervision of MA student, KonCon conservatoire, The Hague, NL, as a specialist in Laban, I supervised an MA music composition student Maya Felixbrodt,  using Laban’s Effort Theory

MEMBERSHIPS AND NETWORKS

I am a member of the Laban Guild. I also sit on the Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund committee.

 

 

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