Abby trained in Contemporary Dance, graduating with a BA hons degree from De Montfort University, Leicester in 1998. Since then she has worked as a performer, choreographer, teacher and community dance artist. Abby teaches dancers of all abilities and ages. From her youngest participant at 3 months to her oldest at 98 years old, Abby is interested in how dance can be generated using the strengths and character of the individual. Abby has directed and choreographed for several intergenerational projects and is interested in nurturing the movement relationships revealed by the mixture of ages.
As a community dance artist Abby is passionate that dance is for everyone and has seen the benefits that it brings in her work in a variety of settings. These include leading regular and one-off sessions in dance studios, schools, nurseries, churches, sheltered housing, community halls and a psychiatric ward. Abby is a tutor at The Garage, Norwich where she has taught contemporary dance to all ages including 8 years teaching Toddler Dance and 1 yr Baby Bop (3-12 months) and is the lead Early years dance tutor. Through her sessions parents and children learn to move, create and develop a dance partnership through play, imagery and improvisation.
Abby also has a background as a vocalist and keyboard player in various bands. In this context she has had the opportunity to mentor teenagers to play through improvisation.
Abby is excited to be a part of the Magic Adventure team