Chris’ interest in circus skills started when she broke her leg playing basketball and learnt to juggle. The next step, literally after the crutches was to get a second hand unicycle and make the impossible possible. Whilst studying drama she became interested in Grotowski and physical theatre, this led her to attending a school for fools workshop and after that she ran away to the circus(Fool Time , Bristol), since 1986 she has worked in the community sharing circus skills, community arts and developing her clown which has evolved into a clown with a therapeutic edge(healthcare clowning)
Chris initiated clown doctoring in East Anglia. She currently works as a freelance artist for Suffolk Artlink on Clown Round/ Forget me nots projects and occasionally guest artist for the jump start project an arts training for people with learning disabilities. A laughter tutor for Coastal Leisure Learning and an enrichment activity tutor at Stowupland High School.
BA (HONS) Drama, Youth & Community work, BSL, Circus Skills and Performing Arts(Fool Time)
Red Ladder Theatre Training, Augusto Boal masterclass theatre of the oppressed, (Rainbow of desires), Playtrac drama and dance with adults with learning disabilities, Shadow Theatre masterclass with Fabrizio, Mime with Nola Rae, Reminiscence drama with
Mask training with Ollie Crick, Bim Mason
Clown training with : Franki Anderson, John Lee, Jonathan Kay, Gerry Flanagan, Didier Danthois, Slava Polonin, Rachael Caine, Gaulier, Tin Arts, Hearts and Minds, Moshe Cohen, Angela de Castro, Angela Halvosen Bogo (clown and dementia)
Laughter Yoga Leader course with United Mind
Human Givens College: Masterclass Telling Stories that heal, Troubled and troublesome teenagers, From Self harm to self belief
End of life care with St Elizabeths Hospice
Personal Development : Reiki 1 and 2, Metamorphic Technique, Access Consciousness, Walking the medicine wheel a years transformational journey, Living Well/ Dying Well
Various safe guarding courses
Sincere thanks to Hayley Field (Suffolk Artlink ) and Jane Whiteside (JP Hospital) for believing in my vision and to all my teachers who have helped shape and evolve me with special mention to co clown dr Dr Fillie Fidget (Wiggleologist), and Sidnee and Mason the greatest teachers of all!
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