Following a degree in dramatic arts, and several years lecturing, I began my career in journalism where I interviewed artists, celebrities and royalty. While covering jobs with photographers, I knew where my interests really lay, and worked towards gaining an Associateship with the Royal Photographic Society. Today I run my photographic business in the Northwest specialising in dance and events photography. I work with professional, student and junior companies, including Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet and the Northern Ballet School. I have been privileged to photograph world class dancers such as Carlos Acosta, Alina Cojocaru, Elena Glurjidze, Ivan Putrov, Tamara Rojo and Ivan Vasiliev. My work is regularly featured in Dancing Times and Dance Europe magazines and is commissioned for other press and publicity purposes.