Tess is an independent artist based in Edinburgh. She has worked for the last five years as a performer for a variety of choreographers and companies, as well as continually developing her own choreographic practice through a number of artistic residencies, commissions and collaborations.
Her practice is rooted in improvisation and physical theatre, working with the ambition of seeking authentic presence through performance and using the experiences that she has encountered in her own life to draw upon.
Spending the last four years studying the methods of Flying Low and Passing Through, created by David Zambrano, which has become the main focus of her current teaching practise, an ambassador of sharing this work across Scotland and further afield. This has also become a vital part of her individual movement practice and philosophical understanding of what dance represents in the wider context of community and culture.
She has been privileged to have worked with a variety of inspirational choreographers, teachers and artists throughout her emerging career, who have all influenced the pathway she has taken to reach her current ambitions.
Her most recent work is a self choreographed solo titled ‘How to Survive the Future', supported by Dance Base, Edinburgh and premiered as a work in progress at Hidden Door Festival in June 2017. After further development this piece will be showcased in various festivals throughout 2018.