I am an academic, a pedagogue, an actor and a director. As a teacher I have 20 years of experience teaching in the UK HE sector and during that time I have taught a wide range of theoretical and practical modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have also taught workshops across the world (in countries such as Sweden, Lithuania, China, Mexico and Costa Rica).
As an academic my main research interests are the study, use and understanding of bodies in performance, particularly the corporeal phenomena related to Acting Training approaches (both Western and non-Western), intercultural performance practices, and the performance of (national) identity. During the last 10 years I have pursued both Practice-as-Research as well as desk-based projects. Amongst them I am currently co-editing the Routledge Companion to Bodies in Performance (together with Professor Roberta Mock and Professor Hershini Young) and I am working on the development of the performance Completing the Marathon in which I am exploring long distance running practices.
As a director I have been engaged in alternative and experimental performance practices, such as the staging of the opera Lampedusa, written by Professor Eduardo Miranda for which the linguist David J. Peterson created a language called vöv.
BA (Hons) Acting; MA Physical Theatre; PhD in Theatre Studies