EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

2014 - 2015: 5Rhythms™ Heartbeat Teacher Training.
 
2006 – 2008: 5Rhythms™ Teacher Training Certification,Moving Center School USA.
 
2005 – 2007: Remix Dance Company Two year training as Integrated Dance Practitioner. Contemporary Dance; Contact Improvisation; Release Technique.
 
2004: Persephone Institute of Psychophonetics Year 01 Modules 1&2.
 
2002: Moving Centre U.K One Year Intensive with Moving Center School UK.
 
2001: Sars Poteries, N. France Kilnformed Glass – Alec Vasicek.
 
1999 – 2000: Kensington and Chelsea College,London UK .Foundation in Design with glass.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE / EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

2011 to date: Founder & Director of Culture_Now; Princess_V; Young Womens' group Khayelitsha, W. Cape.

2013: Dance/Movement teacher, Ubuntu Academy, Cape Town.
 
2011: Artistic direction for Freshlyground National Music Tour ’11/’12.
 
2007 – 2011: Education director for Cape Africa Platform 2008 to date: 5Rhythms movement teacher, SA.

2008 – 2012: Assistant director to Mamela Nyamza.
 
2008 - 2010: Assistant director; set, lighting & conceptual design for Mamela Nyamza Creations.
 
2010: Iziko National Gallery MAP programme. Movement component.
 
2007 - 2009: C Arts Awareness in Schools- Programme Co- Ordinator.
 
2007: Assistant to Melissa Michaels' (USA) leadership & movement - based workshop series, Cape Town.
 
2006: Iziko National Gallery 'Picasso in Africa' Facilitator of integrated dance workshops.
 
2005 – 2007: Remix Dance Company Cape Town SA.
 
2005 – 2006: Arts and Culture Training for Western Cape Teachers (ACE).
 
2005: Dance co-ordinator for Iziko National Gallery Education Programmes.

2003 – 2005: Sinkha Film Studio Cape Town SA.

2004: Assistant to designer, Karin Suskin (CAPE TECH, Tinker Tailor Studio,CT).

1999 – 2002: JPS. John Patsalides Studio. London UK. 

COMMUNITY :

2013 ongoing: Artistic Director for Hearbedragons Soundmapping Project Cape Town/NYC.
 
2013 to date: Founder and facilitator of Lawrence House Dance Group (Lawrence House Orphanage for refugee children).
Ongoing programme: ‘HomeBody’.
 
2014: Movement facilitator for Therapeutic team Nairobi Kenya (working with victims from Nov ’13 terrorist attacks).
 
2012 - 2014: Movement facilitator at Lifechoices Youth Leadership Programme (http:// www.lifechoices.co.za).

2011 ongoing to date: Created Young Women's group Khayelitsha.
 
2010 to date: Designing and teaching movement component for MAP (Multi Access Programme) for schools’ (Iziko National Gallery).
 
2010: Movement programme at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital.
 
2009: Noluthando school for the deaf.
 
2007/2008: Nieuwe Sion Youth Development Programme, Paarl (ongoing).

2007: Oude Molen Childrens' therapeutic art project.Western Cape (ongoing).
 
2006: Association for physically disabled Western Cape 2006: Dr John Dube School Kwamashu SA.

2006: Noluthando School for hearing impaired Khayelitsha Cape Town.
 
2006: Eros School for physically challenged, Western Cape SA.
 
2006: Astra School for physically challenged, Western Cape SA.
 
2005 – 2006: St. Martin De Porres School for hearing impaired. Port Shepstone.
 
2005: De la Bat School for hearing impaired Worcester SA.

 WORK IN PROGRESS:

Princess_V Experiential study & Publication for young women in developing countries.
 
Phase 02 ‘The Country Feels Lonely Without you’ Cape Flats Environmental project with Schools.
 
Divining The Future Festival/ Symposium  - Performance collaboration with Claude Jansen (DK).
 
The Body Draws Circles: Nature,Culture,Place & Connectivity.Performance Exchange project Oslo/Cape Town.
 
Garden Project: Interdisciplinary Collaboration with Jonathan Freemantle.
 
Hear be dragons Sound mapping Project: Collaboration with Found Sound Nation CT & NYC.

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

2013: Founder & Director of NPO Culture_Now.

AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS:

2014: Guest Artist in residence, Nirox Foundation,SA.
 
2011: Scholarship/Artist in residence for Crossings international collaborative workshop,Johannesburg. Lighting design/ Choreography/Sound.

2007: Full scholarship awarded to attend five week Dance and Community Arts & Global Youth Leadership training,Surfing the Creative (Melissa Michaels, Golden Bridge) Colorado USA.
 
2000: Kensington and Chelsea College, London - Outstanding Learners’ Award.

PERFORMANCES & TOURS:

Mountain #2: Gallery Momo, Cape Town.

2015: ‘Femme Frontale’, Tistedal Studios, Norway.

2014: ‘I See You in Found Corners & Green Places’ Studio Studies’ solo work (ongoing lab).
 
2014: ‘The Mountain’ Residency & Site Specific Performance for ‘Play’, Nirox, SA. 

2012: Music Video for ‘Camino de Soda’ by The Machine Room (https://vimeo.com/41132013).
 
2012: Edinburgh International Fashion Festival.
 
2011: Hatched Tour, Dance Umbrella,UK 2011: Isinqala Commissioned work, Mamela Nyamza for Grahamstown Festival. Assistant director/set concept.

2011: Collaboration with Mamela Nyamza & Adugna Dance co, Ethiopia ’Amafongkong’ for Grahamstown festival.
 
2010: Hatched Dans ‘l afrique Dans, Mali.

2010: Mendi 2’Mamela Nyamza, Dance Umbrella. Assistant director.
 
2009: Shift, Mamela Nyamza, British Council/ Spier Contemporary. Assistant Director/set concept/lighting design.

2009: Hatched, Mamela Nyamza New Dance festival . Assistant director./set concept/lighting design.
 
2009: Mendi, Baxter Dance festival. Cape Town. Collaboration with Mamela Nyamza.
 
2009 Kutheni, Mamela Nyamza , Dance Umbrella, Johannesburg. Set design and assistant.
 
2009: move1524 HIV Awareness schools’ tour (University of Stellenbosch) W.Cape.
 
2006: Magogo choreographed by Ina Wiechterich Schools tours.Performer.
 
2005: Bluebeard choreographed by Jaqueline Domisse and Tossie van Tonder Old Zoo Cape Town.
 
2005: Finisterre choreographed by Ellen Kaz (USA) Johannesburg Dance Umbrella, Dancescape Cape Town. Performer.

2005: Danceabouts choreographed by Gerry Turvey (UK) Iziko National Gallery Cape Town. Performer.
 
2005: Remix Tour, Addis Ababa-Guest teacher in integrated dance for Adugna Dance Company Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.