ABY WATSON is a dance artist, performance maker, researcher and performer based in Glasgow. She is neurodivergent – with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD - and this positionality is central in all aspects of Aby's work. Her solo practice marries movement, choreography, text, object and autobiography, with healthy doses of humour, and deals with concepts of deskilling, failure, feminism and disability. Her work strives to challenge exclusive and neuronormative values in dance, and she is passionate about the creative potential of neurodivergent authorship and visibility in performance. Aby is the founder and chair of the Scottish Neurodiverse Performance Network – an active network of neurodivergent artists working across the performance sector in Scotland.
Her solo work has been seen across the UK and internationally at venues The Southbank Centre, Sophiensaele, Tramway and Wales Millennium Centre, amongst others. Aby trained in Contemporary Performance Practice at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she received honours of the first class. She is currently a postgraduate student at the conservatoire, and is undergoing her practice-based PhD titled ‘Disordering Dance’ - an autoethnographic project that explores dance-making from a dyspraxic perspective.