Sîobhán has worked in the field of Performing Arts for 25 years. Creating choreography has always been at the core of her work. Siobhan has worked in a wide range of settings from community and commercial to therapeutic and education with creation of movement and the power of its communication at the heart of it.
With training from Liverpool University (combined performing arts and sport), Laban Centre for Movement and Dance (community dance), Greenwich University London (teaching PGCE), Roehampton University (dance movement therapy) and intense contemporary company workshops with the likes of Candoco, Lloyd Newson and Motionhouse, Siobhan has crafted both her own style of performance choreography and approach to therapeutic education.
Siobhan's community arts highlights from the 1990's include working in a specialist residential school for children with speech and language disorders, touring with a community dance and music performance project in Bangladesh, working on and education project in Romania, creating a multi arts residential programme in Spain, developing a community dance programme with the Irish Dance Council, leading a creative and educational exchange programme with a sixth form college in the UK and Sweden, creating choreography for Bedfordshire Youth Opera, working on the Northern Ireland community peace project 'NICHS' and working with 'Entelechy', a ground breaking London based community arts company for people with learning and or sensory disabilities.
From 2001 Siobhan has been based in Chichester working primarily as a teacher and lecturer at Chichester college with some clinical dance movement therapy work for the NHS. Her focus for the last 16 years at college has been teaching dance and performing arts to all level of student with a special interest in young people with specific needs. With the creation of Level 1 performing arts provision deemed as of 'striking excellence' by OFSTED 2014 and the inclusive theatre company of which Siobhan is artistic director 'Theatre inc.' winning a national education Beacon Award for its 'innovative approach' to Inclusivity 2016, Siobhan continues to use choreography as the main tool for communication, be it for use as pure education, as therapeutic expression or as performance.
Siobhan lives in Chichester with her husband, three children and two dogs.