Lotty is a dance artist, facilitator and creative, currently based in Leeds and originally from Wolverhampton. She is currently adapting to digital spaces, with online contemporary dance classes on Zoom and lunchtime stretch sessions on Instagram Livestream, for those working from home!
Before completing MA Performance at Leeds Beckett University, she graduated from Edge Hill University with BA (Joint Hons) Dance & Drama. Her interest in wellbeing has led her to train as a holistic therapist, within massage, reflexology and aromatherapy, which she is currently undertaking.
Although her foundation is dance and movement, Lotty is very interested in inter/multidisciplinary arts; her practice often spanning forms, playing with film, writing, text, projection, performance and other means of communicating. She is interested in exploring raw, messy realities in her work and drawing on autobiographical histories. Our physical and emotional bodies, as well as the concept of an 'inner child', are familiar themes in her creative work and teaching practice. Wellbeing is highly important to Lotty, which has led to her to develop a compassionate teaching style that seeks to train the body without draining the mind, highly influenced by ideas from mindfulness and meditation.
Lotty has recently performed in DISCONNECTED by Gradient Dance Company and Dance United Yorkshire, which was presented as a projection onto the Broadway Shopping Centre, as part of Bradford LIT Festival. She's also had experience dancing in Leeds Light Night, performing at Stockeld Park and working in TV as an extra.
Lotty is a co-founder of Crybaby Theatre, a company that is currently researching and developing a free movement workshop, led by Lotty via Zoom with members of the public. Lotty has performed in Crybaby's recent collaboration, an audio-visual performance created for Show Face Festival. She has also written Bucket Head, their debut show which has seen success with funding from Open Source Arts, its performance at Theatre Deli Sheffield and selection for radio play on BBC Radio Humberside's Culture Night, where Lotty was also interviewed on air.