DBS - Issue Date: 2015
DBS - Employer Name: At date of last issue Age Cymru
Public Liability Insurance:
Welsh Language Level: 1. I can pronounce Welsh personal and place-names correctly, and I can give and respond to basic greetings on the telephone or in person.
Can you work off site?:
Can you work from your premises?:
Studio Location: http://www.penpynfarch.co.uk/the-studio
School Areas Covered: Carmarthenshire , Ceredigion , Pembrokeshire
Art Form: Dance , Performance Art , Physical Theatre
I work as a dancer, performer, theatre maker and community arts leader. I am a practicing, performing artist and hope to offer a fresh, ever-current approach to working with people. I come from Arctic Finland but have made my home in Wales, I value rich relationship with place.
Through creative body and movement based activities we can learn through discovery, practice well-being and understand that sustainability starts with ourselves, from our understanding of our own body as part of Earth.
In my years of experience of working with children I have found that regular movement activities:
Help children process new information (learning) by embodying it in all their muscles and senses - we are supporting different learning styles
Allow children to make healthy choices
Cultivate positive body awareness and sensorimotor development, locating a strong sense of self and encouraging a dynamic relationship with the environment.
Release tension and “held” emotion, allowing freedom of expression through movement.
Increase children’s life skills in managing their own bodies, including the ability to interchange rest and activity.
Give children the confidence to present themselves well.
Encourage curiosity about others and cultivate bodily empathy.
Lead to improved concentration and a positive learning environment.
|International Baccalaureate||United World College of the Atlantic||05/1989|
|Acting||London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art||07/1992|
|Touch Trust||Practitioner training and qualified Trainer||01/2011|
|Mindfulness for Life||Qualified to teach 8 week Introduction to Mindfulness||11/2017|
|Numerous CPD courses||Somatic Movement and Community Dance||1992-2018|