I am an LGBTQ interdisciplinary performer and rope artist currently based in Bristol. Influenced by Shibari, the Japanese art of rope bondage, I perform and deliver workshops aiming to empower others to explore intimacy and self-expression using rope as the tool, the body as the canvas.
I have a background in theatre, circus and contemporary dance, and my experience in this field shapes my approach to ropes and style. Dynamic, playful and attentive, I am endlessly curious about people and thrive on the intensities - physical and psychological - that rope can bring out. Sexuality, creativity, movement, control, aesthetics, emotional expression and physical storytelling... These are my current lines of exploration. I both tie and get tied.
I started learning Shibari in 2016 at Anatomie Studio in London, the UK's first dedicated Shibari studio. I have had the privilege of learning from a range of international educators and collaborators, and am always looking to develop and deepen my skills, understanding and inspiration. I am currently most inspired by blending the intensity and aesthetics of 'classical' Japanese Shibari with a more movement-based and deconstructed 'contemporary' style.
I perform and teach primarily with my rope partner Spring Tide, which has taken us across the UK, Europe and North America. I am hugely grateful for the journey that Shibari has taken me on, and am passionate about creating spaces to explore this beautiful and versatile practice.