I have been a performer and community artist since 1982. Originally trained in drama (Hull University drama department), in 1989 I took the full-time, one-year course at 'Fooltime' in Bristol and soon after began performing and teaching on the static trapeze. I also perform, and am a (freelance) tutor in Fooling, physical theatre and clowning. I have run community arts companies specialising in trapeze. Currently I run a trapeze class in Tavistock, as well as doing one-off performances and workshops.

As well as teaching classes I have trained tutors and produced community shows (i.e. Barbican Theatre, Plymouth). I have been performing on the static trapeze and in physical theatre and 'Fooling' shows since 1990.

I am completely committed to community arts, and consider it's bedrock to be accessibility and inclusion, in all senses of these words.