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TEACHING

I'm passionate about using modern pedagogy in my teaching, be that in a balletic, contemporary or community context. I provide and create an encouraging and safe environment in which participants can learn and develop. In 2023 I became a qualified teacher with the British Ballet Organisation (BBO), gaining their level 5 qualification with distinction. Learning included on topics of : curriculum design, methods of assessment, dance history and evaluation of my own practise. I currently teach a variety of different syllabi to high exam standards. 

I have a range of teaching experience in different settings (private dance schools, pre-vocational schools, academic primary and secondary schools, SQA Higher Dance, community dance groups, performance groups, workshops). I also teach a range of styles and genres : ballet (including repertoire and pointework), contemporary, modern, creative/choreography and strength and conditioning.

Organisations taught for include : The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Citymoves Dance Agency, The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Dance Base, Danscentre

Please do feel free to get in touch with me if you are looking for regular or ad hoc teaching, including for summer schools or workshops.

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BALLET

I draw on both traditional and non-traditional methods within class, to create relevant ballet technique for the modern dancer. Imagery features heavily in these classes which makes the learning more vivid and therefore long lasting. I have a strong eye for detail and am able to coach existing syllabus work, solos or performances as well as teaching free classes relevant to skill and goals. I have a broad range of experience in teaching ballet from pre-primary (5 year olds) to over 50's, pre-vocational students, adult beginners and professional level classes.

Within the umbrella of ballet, I also teach pre-pointe and pointe work and ballet solos or group repertoire. 

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CONTEMPORARY

My style originates from a diverse range of sources while maintaining a technical undercurrent. My own training has been largely in Cunningham and Release techniques and classes are often influenced by my practise in yoga as well. I explore other styles such as Horton, Capeoira, Martial Arts, Musical Theatre and Lyrical dance. 

Under the umbrella of contemporary dance I am also passionate about creative classes, choreography and improvisation and deliver these in an inclusive and open environment for play and exploration. 

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Having previously dealt with injuries during vocational education, I quickly took a keen interest in preventative measures and my love for strength and conditioning began. Since, I have vastly reduced my injury risk and bodies capacity for movement. 


We always get more out of activities we enjoy and aim to present strength and conditioning in an enjoyable format and often utilise challenges and different structures to achieve this. My knowledge comes from a number of physiotherapists and respected strength and conditioning coaches.  

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