The language of movement is where I feel most at home, it is what comes naturally to me.
Born in London of Sicilian heritage and brought up bi-lingually, I started dancing at the age of 2. Trained in classical ballet at the Royal Ballet School and Merle Park Studios, 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.
Upon my return to London I co-formed 'White Monkey Trip', a contemporary dance company that toured the London contemporary dance circuit. I also worked as the administrator for 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 as project co-ordinator for the Kubrick family 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.
Desire to be informed of the body-mind connection drew me to the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, an innovator and leader in developing Body-Mind Centering®. Trained as a Somatic Movement Educator, Practitioner and Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, this unique method provides encyclopaedic levels of anatomical experiential embodied knowledge like no other.
In 2022 I returned to Palace Opera as the administrator for 'A Kind Man', a new opera composed by Jonathan Finney based on Dame Susan Hill's novel and performed at London's Hoxton Hall with the London Concertante Orchestra. I also returned to performing with my most recent venture 'Leap of Faith' a solo choreographed for film in collaboration with Jack Elliott Hobbs.
In 2023, diagnosed and treated successfully for womb cancer, I took 3 months leave and return to my vocation with effervescence. Through A.I.M. my desire is to share my experience and knowledge, and to enable, enhance, encourage and support people with their moving bodies.
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.