I have been one of only two women on the Equity Register of Fight Directors since 2001.
I started my career working the length-and-breadth of the UK in our wonderful Regional Theatres. I learned my craft in these creative spaces, choreographing everything from sword fights to bar room brawls to battle scenes , staging in-the-round, thrust, proscenium and en promenade. I thrived on this variety of challenges.
The game-changing show for me was "Hamlet" directed by Jonathan Miller at the Tobacco factory. My fight was noticed by some influential people and I started to make my mark in London.
I have worked at The National Theatre, RSC, The Globe, West End, Donmar, Royal Court, The Royal opera House & in New York.
I also work on some very popular TV programmes and have been involved in many a ruckus in The Rovers and countless conflicts on the cobbles - guess the soap?!
I love telling the physical story of the play through my fights - exploring what motivates the characters to commit such hideous acts of violence. I always work closely with the actors and I see my job as guiding them to a piece of choreography that becomes an integral part of their roles.
Obstacles are always opportunities, and I do my best to embrace everything that is thrown my way.