Artistic Director & Dancer
Sally is a choreographer, movement director, creative producer and educator, and is the Artistic Director of Cscape.
Undertaking her professional dance and choreography training at Laban (now Trinity Laban), Sally co-founded Cscape in 2003. She has worked with Cscape on all projects and productions to date, initially working as a dancer/performer, and progressing into choreography and directing whilst producing and managing many of the company’s projects. She has performed on stages as diverse as Glastonbury Festival, the RSC Stratford-upon-Avon, village halls and gardens and specialises in creating highly physical work, rich in character, story and humour for large scale outdoor sites and small scale indoor touring shows and loves to create work that translates across all age ranges. With one foot in dance and the other firmly in theatre, Sally is a true collaborator at heart and works closely with professional dancers, actors, directors, musicians, designers and producers.
Alongside her work with Cscape, Sally has worked with, among others, Kneehigh Theatre in Don John, Jacky Lansley in View from the Shore at the ROH and Trebiggan Productions.
She regularly works with other theatre companies as a Movement Director, including working on Operation Neptune for Cousin Jacks and Kernocopia for Golden Tree.
As an educator and movement teacher with 20 years experience, Sally has worked across a broad range of contexts from pre-schools through to care settings, and this directly feeds in to the theatre and dance work she creates which is greatly inspired by the connections and interactions she has within the community. She is an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University specialising in Actor movement training, which she has taught for 5 years, drawing on a rich palette of physical training sources and disciplines including Laban’s work, Bartenieff fundamentals, Viewpoints (Anne Bogart) and Tadashi Suzuki’s principles, alongside movement practices such as Pilates, Yoga and dance. She is interested in the interplay between movement, dance and text, connection to the breath, and developing the performer’s ability to communicate emotionally and expressively through gesture and physical embodiment.
Sally is a specialist Pilates and movement teacher qualifying with Pilates Foundation in 2010 teaches using her movement knowledge and experience to assist both dancers and non-dancers in rehabilitation and body conditioning – click HERE for more info
Sally has been involved in all the company’s productions to date:
CREDITS FOR CSCAPE
LOST- film project Director and Producer 2021
Tree – Producer and choreographer/director 2019-21
Hansel and Gretel at Lost Gardens of Heligan – Choreographer and Co-Producer 2017
Neptunalia at Trebah Garden – Producer 2016
Taste – Choreographer & Producer 2015/16
Somersault Festival Neptune performance – Choreographer 2015/16
Glendurgan Gold for National Trust Glendurgan Garden and After dark fairies for National Trust Trelissick – Choreographer and Performer 2015/16
The Venus Flower and other Stories at Trebah Garden and National Trust Cotehele– Choreographer and Creative producer 2015/16
If the Shoe Fits – Tour manager 2013-2015
Tin Violin, collaboration with BishBashBosh, Choreographer / Performer 16
Global Gardens – Co Director, Producer, Choreographer 2010
When the Shops Shut – Performer 2015/16
Enjoy Your Stay– Choreographer / Performer 2008 / 11
Don John with Kneehigh Theatre – performer 09/10
Below – Performer and co-choreographer 2008
Guilty Fingers – performer 2006 / 07
Landings – performer 2005
Road to the Beach with Motionhouse Dance Theatre – Performer 2005
Blonde – performer 2003 / 04
After Dark, Polperro Festival – co- choreographer and performer 2003
Within these Walls – choreographer and performer 2003