Tom is an international performer of dance and theatre work, a facilitator of multidisciplinary improvisation and a published writer. He specialises in working with text in physical performance and collaborating across art forms, informed by his wide spread improvisation research On The Stage Of The Present. In this research, he approaches various multidisciplinary strands of process and performance inquiry through his improvisation practice.
He has performed with companies such as CoisCeìm Dance Theatre, Company of Wolves and Scottish Dance Theatre, touring internationally, including visits to China and New York as well as around Europe. He has also performed numerous times as an improviser with renowned artists such as Katy Duck, Kirstie Simpson and Adam Benjamin.
As an experienced dance maker Tom’s credits include Scottish Dance Theatre, IndepenDANCE Scottish School of Contemporary Dance graduation work, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland MA programme and Newcastle College. Tom has a wide experience of working in Disability arts and has collaborated with artists including Caroline Bowditch, Clare Cunningham and Janice Parker.
Tom also has a strong focus on education and holds its value as equal to that of performance. He runs regular workshops around the UK into his practice and has taught for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of Plymouth and the 4 Scottish dance agencies. In February 2013 he established @TheGlasgowJam, a regular multidisciplinary jam and workshop programme to encourage wider participation in improvisation as a part of leading healthy, creative lives!