Rosie has been teaching and coaching private clients since 2011, bringing over a decade of experience on and offstage to her work. She has been fortunate enough to coach some of the most prolific and dazzling performers on the UK cabaret circuit in various skills, from stagecraft to choreography to musicality to ideas and creation, with burlesque performers, dancers, actors, vocalists and circus artists.
She began working professionally in theatre in 2005, and with a degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies since then she has directed, devised, assistant directed and stage managed several productions of varying reputability, studied physical theatre with Frantic Assembly and devising with Told By an Idiot, before founding her own company: Gimcrack Productions in 2013. She has performed as a cabaret performer, vaudevillian and fusion belly dancer all over the UK and US, and Gimcrack Productions gained a prestigious residency at Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel in the Autumn & Winter of 2016, before finishing their run in the Spiegeltent at the Brighton Fringe 2017. She also holds Grade 8 ABRSM qualifications in violin and voice.
She is a Certified Practitioner in Rachel Brice's 8 Elements of Belly Dance format, and has studied extensively with fusion dancer Mira Betz. In the UK she has studied ATS with Moirai Tribal, Integrated Dance Part 1 with Ashley Lopez, and regularly cross-trains in yoga, Pilates, and aerial arts. Her approach to movement is highly original, deeply technical and wholly artistic, delivering a full workout for body and heart.
She combines her diverse training as a fusion belly dancer, musician and director/performer to create a holistic, student-centred coaching method that approaches performance with an equal balance of technical finesse and artistry. Rosie works with each student from where they are to find their unique skills and unleash their individual potential.
As a workshop leader she uses her creativity to combine her multi-disciplinary expertise to deliver distinctive and engaging training that has delighted workshop participants across the UK. Whether it’s a three-hour workshop in how to use finger cymbals for the intermediate belly dancer, or a talk on act creation for ‘The Teaser’s Toolkit’, Rosie works to bring a personalised experience to everyone she engages.
Most recently, Rosie has turned her insatiable, lifelong thirst for learning to the practice of therapy. She has a Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent’s University, and is currently studying on the MA Drama and Movement Therapy at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, in order to qualify as a drama and movement therapist in 2020.