I am an LGBTQ interdisciplinary performer and rope artist currently based just outside London. 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 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, where I am now a resident 'house cat'. I have had the privilege of learning from a range of educators and collaborators, including: Fred Hatt and Anna Bones, Sophia Rose, Gorgone, Wildties and RedSabbath, Barkas and Addie, Pauline Massimo and Maya Homerton, Soptik, Hedwig, Pilar, Tifereth, Tamandua Kinbaku, Nicolas Yoroi, and am always looking to develop and deepen my skills, understanding and inspiration.
I started performing and teaching in 2017, 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 holding safe spaces to explore this beautiful and versatile practice.