I first collided with Contact Improvisation in 1995, with Ann Cooper Albright at Oberlin College (US).

 

My CI practice took root a decade later with the ‘Wednesday jam’ in Berne(CH) and with LIC, the Liverpool Improvisation Collective (UK). I studied with Nancy Stark Smith (beloved teacher, d. 2020) at the 2012 'January workshop', and have been inspired by many teachers and choreographers at Ponderosa Dance and Freiburg festival including Benoit LeChambre, BodyCartography Project, Eva Karczag, Eszter Gál and Peter Pleyer, Jess Curtis, Jules Beckman, Kathleen Hermesdorf (beloved teacher, d. 2020), Keith Hennessy, Lisa Nelson, Sara Shelton Mann, and Stephanie Maher.

 

I began teaching CI in 2009 at Liverpool John Moore’s University, and have since taught locally in Liverpool, in universities and internationally: WCCIJam 2017 (California), Freiburg festival 2016 (Germany), The Berkeley Jam, Exit Map/Moving On, LCI and CI Society Goldsmith’s (London), Improvisation Exchange Leeds, The Glasgow Jam. 

I love to share practice through teaching. 

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