Biography

Born: England

Trained: Royal Ballet School

Other companies: Estonia National Ballet

Joined Scottish Ballet: July 2017, promoted to Soloist in February 2019.

When did you start dancing?
I  started dancing when I was 6, but I really started taking it seriously when I was 12.

Do you remember a moment when you decided or realised that you wanted to be a professional dancer?
I remember after my first year at The Royal Ballet School, I was in the end of year show and I saw the graduates doing amazing jumps and turns, and then the rush I got from the audience too... that was 100% the moment.

Describe something about your dancing that has changed since joining Scottish Ballet. What caused this change?
I think I’m growing into a more versatile dancer, because the repertoire here is so diverse.

What’s your pre-show ritual?
I don’t really have one... I’m usually quite calm before a show starts, but I do like to start getting ready early! It helps me chill...

Are there any dancers or artists that inspire you?
I remember as a kid I’d watch Teddy Kumakawa and Carlos Acosta and I’d want to be just like them... We used to watch their videos on YouTube and try and learn all the steps they did!

What are a few words that would describe your personality in the studio?
I’m definitely a bit of a clown in the studio. I like to joke around, but only once I know exactly what I’m doing!