Grew up in Belfast , Northern Ireland but is now based in Tampere, Finland .
I have been creating circus theatre shows since the early 2000’s and had the opportunity to perform across the globe.
I have performed as a solo performer and also incorporated in bigger group productions for indoor cabarets, stage shows and outdoor street theatre performances.
I was pedagogical co-ordinator for Belfast Circus School ( 2008-2014.)
I took part in the research and development of the Circus Trans Formation held under the umbrella of Caravan. ( 2009-2014 ). The umbrella organisation has over 25 members from around the world.
I have delivered 2 national teacher training courses (Ireland 2014, Finland 2016 ) , taught in the University of Tampere 2018, 2019 and numerous short courses around the world.
planning and evaluation
social context and environment
circus techniques and creativity
communication and conflict resolution
roles and responsibilities
I have experience in working with a wide range of groups and can accommodate classes to different age ranges, backgrounds and abilities.
pair acrobatics and pyramid building
theatre and creativity
Clowns Without Borders
A voluntary aid organisation which performs and offers workshops for communities around the world and in Ireland that are under stress or in crisis due to disease, war, poverty or discrimination.
I have been on three tours as a performer or team leader. Palestine / Israel 2010, South Africa 2011, Jordan 2013 and was a board member ( 2012-2015 )