Co-creator/ Choreographer/ Director/ Performer
Bridget’s portfolio includes choreographic, movement & rehearsal director with the internationally respected Belarus Free Theatre (BFT) tackling urgent human rights issues via award-winning international touring productions ‘Burning Doors’, ‘Trash Cuisine’ and ‘Red Forest’. More recently, Bridget also worked with BFT directors on ‘Trustees’ (Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne International Festival production) and ‘Counting Sheep: Staging A Revolution’ (VAULT Festival London). Other projects under Bridget’s diverse portfolio include her role as dancer and curatorial assistant on ‘Accented Body’ (director / producer Cheryl Stock, international and intercultural project, 2006 Brisbane International Festival), associate director and performer on ‘Sufi In The City’ (Sarah Sayeed), collaborator on projects in partnership with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and choreographer of ‘Because of Gravity’ for The Future (a Rambert & The Lowry partnership). .
Commissions for solo and collaborative works have been received from moves - International Festival of Movement on Screen and The Watching Dance Project, the EU consortium BeSpectACTive! for the project ‘YES Move. NO Move. (Moved?)’ engaging with asylum seeking, activist, Roma and emigrant worker individuals and communities in Slovenia, Czech Republic and Romania, Illuminating York, Dance Manchester, and Moving Dance Forward. Bridget has also performed with Buzz Dance Theatre (company dancer), Joseph Lau, imitating the dog (touring cast 'Hotel Methuselah' to Cena Brasil Internacional) and many more artists.
As a regular and guest, teacher/facilitator Bridget has worked in a range of education, vocational training and professional contexts delivering creative, learning and skill building sessions. With a focus on community engagement, Bridget has delivered on dance projects such as STRIDE involving a diversity of young men from across Greater Manchester, women and girls in Dance Manchester’s intergenerational project for Manchester International Women’s Festival and migrant women in informal creative ESOL learning contexts via Heart & Parcel. Bridget completed a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) and BA Honours (Dance) at Queensland University of Technology.