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a selection from 30 years of professional creative education

: Improvisation for movers and Musicians – weekly sessions for musicians, dancers, actors, clowns etc. Ongoing

: Professional development for Myriad Dance Company – Devising and co-leading a 2 week study project “innerscapes” Wexford, Eire for professional dancers leading to 5 shows in Dublin Fringe.

: 4 day Workshop for professional actors and students of Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

: Echo Echo outreach, workshops with adults and youth drama groups in Derry, N. Ireland. 1999/2007

: Rimon School of Music Tel Aviv – 2 week project with music students learning to work with dance performance, dance classes and improvisation.

: Various workshops in the use of sound in performance for students from Dartington college of Arts, Kingston, Glasgow school of performing arts, Manchester Met Salford,…

: Music development worker for Notts. County Council 1989-92 – studio techniques, programming and outreach work.

: Creative Partnerships 04/04–09/08; Organising and leading creative projects in primary schools involving drama, music, sound effects, animation and movement.

: Education projects in SEN schools and mainstream integration projects.

: 3 Years, Music Development Worker for Nottinghamshire County Council – included setting up a recording studio, fundraising, outreach work, teaching, maintenance, writing reports for Leisure Services and creative projects. 1989-92

: Nottingham Play Forum – Workshops in making instruments from scrap materials, staff development and children’s workshops.

: Shape Leicester – instrument designs for people with physical disabilities. 1989-92

: Claire Russ Ensemble – Workshop and residency co-leader – included teaching movement and contact improvisation plus making simple performances to show in-house at various residential homes, day centers and performing arts colleges. Main focus on empowering and enabling people with disabilities and staff development. 1992-96

: Other work in education settings;

Weekend workshops in music technology for Yorkshire Arts staff training.

Dance, music, improvisation and theatre skills for youth groups and in England, Eire and N. Ireland.

Capitol School of Acting – regular audition workshops.

Tel Aviv Contact Festival – collaborative working with dancers and dance teachers.

: Workshop assistant with;

Hassan Erraji, master musician from Morocco.

Prem Sangeet, Punjabi Bhangra group Nottingham.

Zodiac Arts, African drumming group.

: Mentor for young performance makers for Performing Arts Network Development Agency.