Ruby first discovered the relational power of movement whilst lying on her side looking out at a field of wheat. Her mother tells her this story, picturing her at 3 years old on a warm day watching the golden sheaves gently swaying in the wind.
Her mother watches as Ruby raises her arm up and sways it gently back and forth, mirroring the movement of the wheat. Throughout the years, the relational and communicative power of movement has continued to captivate Ruby.
Over 30 years of arts practise Ruby has created 40 productions working across the generations in community and professional arts settings.
As a teenager Ruby moved from Moray and studied dance and theatre in a performing arts school in New Jersey. Subsequent studies have seen her work within a range of dance/movement forms including: Release Technique, Body Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, Butoh and Experimental Dance/Theatre.
As a teacher Ruby invites people of all ages and abilities to experience their innate senses of the joy of moving through dance and creative practise and is an avid believer that everybody can dance. Another aspect of Ruby’s work stems from her studies in Dance Movement Therapy where she has worked with children, young people and adults across the sectors of mental health, education and social care.
Ruby has a BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre, MSc in Dance Movement Psychotherapy, PDA in Teaching in Further Education and is a Certified Ways of Seeing Practitioner.