The language of movement is where I feel most at home.
Born in London of Sicilian descent and brought up bi-lingually, I started dancing at the age of 2. Trained in classical ballet at the Royal Ballet School Junior Associates, Merle Park Studios and Stella Mann, I furthered my education with a BA (Hons) in Dance and Drama at Middlesex University, and a 1 Year Special Certificate in Contemporary Dance and Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School. An award from the Prince's Trust and Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes to create a piece for the Ballet of Zaragoza, Spain, launched my career as a professional choreographer.
I performed for Janet Smith and Dancers, Tamara McLorg and Ian Woolley and co-formed 'White Monkey Trip', a contemporary dance company that toured the London contemporary dance circuit. I returned to Middlesex University's Dance Department as production manager for their performances at The Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells.
I worked with Palace Opera with the London Concertante Orchestra for performances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, a U.K. tour and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and for 'By Means of Music', a memorial concert for Stanley Kubrick, with performances by the London Concertante Orchestra at the Barbican Theatre, London, and the Symphony Orchestra of Milan Giuseppe Verdi at the Auditorium di Milano, Italy.
After attending my first Pilates class aged 18, I was hooked on the veritable machines and it quickly became an intrinsic part of my training as a professional dancer. Studying Pilates Based Body Awareness with the formidable Christine Hocking, I was influenced by her method and passion, and have taught Pilates based classes ever since. It continues to be my foundation for health and wellness and my go to for rehabilitation.
I have studied and worked as a Somatic Movement Educator and certified practitioner and teacher of Body-Mind Centering® since 2008 in the U.K., Italy, France and Germany under the auspices of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Jens Johannsen and Thomas Greil to name a few.
In 2022 I offered my most recent venture 'Leap of Faith' a solo I choreographed and performed for film in collaboration with Jack Elliott Hobbs. In the summer I returned to New Palace Opera as the administrator for 'A Kind Man', a new opera composed by Jonathan Finney based on Dame Susan Hill's novel of the same name with performances at London's Hoxton Hall with the London Concertante Orchestra.
In 2023, diagnosed and treated successfully for endometrial cancer, I took 6 months leave and return to my first love - that of movement. Full of effervescence for my new body and a new vocabulary of movement, I am collaborating with choreographer Ian Woolley on a solo to Greig’s ‘Death of Aase’, and for his film ‘the Golden feather’, a solo to Vivaldi’s 'Autumn' from The Four Seasons.
Always inspired by dance, music, film, art, and nature, my family is key. I am an avid cook, keen gardener and painter, and lover of animals, travel, and French literature. The beach is where I find my feet, and in sharing my story, I pay homage to my teachers past, present and future.