Every bit of my nine lives training as a dancer/yogi/coach has informed my journey here and I am for ever grateful! I would love to pay homage to my teachers whom I continue to study with and be inspired by! (Of course there have been many more that I cannot fit here! Thank you to you all!)
To all the Goddxxes who have followed these teachings over the past 5 years, even as I was just starting out
To the wealth of knowledge sharing and skills from Ella Mesma Company dancers Lianett Rodrigues, Anna Alvarez, Azara Meghie, Hsing Ya Wu, David Evans, Patrick Ziza, Franck Arnaud Lusbec, Myriam Gadri, Isaac Ouro Gnao, Elsabet Yonas, Ofelia Balogun, Jay X, Georgina Lance
From my training as a yoga teacher with Dr Abi Hoffman and Sri Angad Kaur, my teachers of meditation and on the path of truth: William Whitecloud, Sri Mooji
To my training at the Graham School in New York and all my teachers at The Place, Laban, De Napoli Clarke of RJC and Merville Jones of M and Em dance Company.
To Afro-Latin styles in Cuba at LA ENA and with my teacher and Mestre Miguel Gonzalez here in the UK, to Yersin Rivas, Luanda Pau and Lianett Rodrigues.
To my training in Afro Brazilian at Funceb (especially classes with Denilson Owulafemi whom I have continued to study with online since)
To Capoeira with Ponciano and Mestre Ze Antonio of Mojuba
To the importance of ‘following the flow’ Gavin Vincent in breaking and training with Rokafella, Coach Kev Renegade and Bgirl Sun Sun
To all I learnt from Jonzi D & Benji Reid the fathers of British Hip Hop Theatre, plus big thanks to Artists 4 Artists
To Yorkshire Dance who have supported at many stages of my journey as employees and as mentors, and to PDSW, Sadler’s Wells, Trinity and many more venues who have housed our work and me over the years
To freestyling as a salsa dancer (my first true love!) and Angel Ortiz (RIP), Gil & Shelley (Pexava) plus DJ Lubi for my musical education
To dancing samba for many years and my first teacher Militsa Stojanovic
To my time with Russell Maliphant Company where we learnt about myo-fascial release as well as Butoh which I trained with Yael Karavan, animal flow/nature with Mauro Lopes
To my aerial silks training with Claire Harvey and Dela Amedume at Upswing
To training House and Waacking with Vicki Igbokwe and Uchenna