Specialising in corde lisse, I have been training in aerial acrobatics for over ten years and teaching for five. Since 2009 I have been working to apply my expertise in inclusion to my practice as an aerial teacher and create learning environments that embed high quality skills whilst recognising and responding appropriately to diverse learning styles, challenging behaviour and communication difficulties. In 2013 I completed a course in Holistic Circus Therapy with Jill Maglio.
Over the past few years I have worked for with several local special schools, Brighton & Hove fostering and adoption services, and Hollingdean Community Trust and have collaborated with practitioners from Feral Theatre, The Circus Project and Bandbazi.
In collaboration with Kitty Peels and Milo Foster-Prior, I am currently co-running and teaching at High Top Circus; a circus training and learning space for professionals and amateurs at Falmer Sports Centre (part of the University of Sussex.) We provide a range of classes for adult learners and run a circus skills youth program for Sussex Sports.
The central image above is from a series of inclusive projects for young people where participants had the opportunity to learn learn circus skills and also to create lighting and visuals using drawing and puppetry on overhead projectors.
The written cards are feedback from participants in our circus skills workshops for Sussex Sports.
Images from our circus skills workshops for young people at Sussex Sports.