Roberta works as a director, choreographer, dancer, singer and teacher and synthesises these roles to make performance pieces under the company name mysteryskin. Founded in 2012, mysteryskin produces dances and kinesthetic works for diverse contexts, incorporating musical and sound design elements as well as sculptural forms. Roberta’s portfolio is centred around choreography and poetics, and she often works collaboratively with musicians and dance artists. She is currently developing new work for both digital and live performance spaces.
She trained as a dancer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Ballet and Contemporary and then widened her research field to explore historical and international performance practice, completing an MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths in 2008. Roberta received the Vienna DanceWeb scholarship in 2009 and was an active member of Chisenhale Dance Space from 2009-2014, curating and presenting her own work and research. She has been artist in residence at Critical Path Laboratory in Sydney, Australia, Dance City, Dance Base, Dartington, and Colina Marseille. She has presented her work at British Dance Edition, Tanzmesse, Dance Umbrella, Nottdance, Greenwich Dance Agency and Tramway Glasgow amongst others.