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Hello and welcome to my website!

 

I'm a multidisciplinary artist and director from Pembrokeshire, living in Cardiff and making work across the UK. 

I'm currently Co-Artistic Director at Common Wealth (maternity cover) and children's television presenter on Channel 5's milkshake!

My work often incorporates live music and dance, and often takes place beyond theatre buildings, in skateparks, gardens, museums and for example, the streets of Brick Lane. Directing credits include Go Tell The Bees for National Theatre Wales, Press Play Here for Theatre Royal Stratford East, Under The Mask, a binaural audio drama about the NHS for Tamasha and Oxford Playhouse, We Are Shadows: Brick Lane, a site-specific audio adventure for Tamasha, and The Rose and the Bulbul by Kamal Kaan, an outdoor site-specific promenade production produced by Kadam. 

 

In all of my work have a keen interest in increasing diverse representation and inclusion, especially connected to the intersections of race, gender and sexuality. Artist development and mentorship are really important to me, and I founded Tamasha's Directors Programme developing ten early-career ethnically diverse directors over a year in 2020. 

I have a PhD from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Movement Direction from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I'm an Ambassador Trustee of Young Vic, Trustee of Emergency Exit Arts and part of the advisory group for Refugee Week. 

I'm lucky enough to be associated with the following organisations:

  • ​Creative Associate at Wales Millennium Centre

  • Associate Artist at National Youth Theatre

  • Headlong Origins Artist

  • Artistic Associate at Papertrail

 

I hope to create work that reflects the diverse world in which we live, that is rooted in knowledge from our past, and that presents positive, compassionate visions for our future.

Thank you for visiting and please do get in touch!