I began my career several years ago as a professional dancer working for the finest opera houses and dance companies. By experience, I know what nudity and exposure feel like. Without having had any traumatic experiences as such (I must admit I rather enjoyed performing nude scenes), I am aware of the dangers lurking: peer pressure, consent issues, shame, traumas, power dynamics, to name but a few. As a professional choreographer and movement coach I am a people person who knows how to guide, coach and add value to a production. This combination of skills and experiences brought me seamlessly to my current position as an intimacy coordinator (IC).
My mission is very clear: my work as an IC encompasses safety and choreography.
Let’s be honest: the best performances and scenes are shot when actors, directors, DOP’s, etc, are in the moment. This can only be achieved when everyone involved is informed, respected, and working as a team. Intimacy must be addressed and openly discussed, with a view to taking characters, narratives, and productions to the next level.
The assets I value most in my work as an IC are trust, teamwork, and quality. I am neither a cop nor a judge - I am at the service of the production. On set, I am the advocate for the actors and the creative team, guiding them through their shoot.
Rest assured, I can make myself scarce when necessary but can also be very ‘hands on’ (no pun intended) when directors or actors need me to be so. Clarity and open communication are of the utmost importance to guarantee a safe working environment for all the cast and crew involved.
‘As a creative artist, I work closely with performers and directors, focussing on positive body image, sensuality, vulnerability and credibility while fearlessly bringing in a wide range of expertise to fulfil the potential of each project.’ Spread the word.