I am an artist that creates and collaborates in dance, performance, choreography, film and education. I received a Bachelors degree (BPSA) for contemporary dance from Unitec Institute of Technology graduating in 2000. My performance career has lead me to tour internationally with NZ companies MAU/Lemi Ponifasio and Touch Compass Dance Trust and collaborate on various projects and performances with independent choreographers and directors including; Carol Brown, Charles Koroneho/Te Toki Haruru, Anna Bate, Tru Paraha, Florian Habicht, Thomas Sainsbury, SOIT/Hans van den Broeck (Belgium) Settlement project, La Pocha Nostra/Guillermo Gomez~Pena (Mexico) in the Live Art/LAB Summer School Mexico 2012.
In 2014 I was accepted to participate in research projects with European based choreographers Thomas Hauert (SE/BE) and Meg Stuart (US/DE) for
the Impulstanz International Vienna Dance Festival 2014.
Since 2001 I have performed throughout New Zealand under my artistic name Artillery Performance and in 2013 I created Trauma, Agency, New Vision commissioned for the Auckland Arts Festival. Between March – May 2014 I was accepted to the Nordic Remote Residency programme: the Nes Artist Residency located in Skagaströnd, Iceland.
I teach muscle & bone training classes for Independance (of which I was the
coordinator of 2008 - 2013), The Actors Program and Unitec dance program. I have facilitated choreographic, collaborative and interdisciplinary projects at Unitec such as the Hybrid Art Project. I currently hold a board position on the New Zealand Dance Festival Trust for Tempo Dance Festival (since 2012).
My muscle and bone (MB) classes are old school, in the sense that they are true to the philosophical notion and kaupapa of MB as a communal class and system that explores space, rhythm, relationships and expansion through rigorous, open and sweaty training of the mind and the body.