Pauline is a multidisciplinary theatremaker based in Yorkshire. Originally from London, she began as a dancer with initial training at the Weekend Arts College and continued at the Rambert School, London. Pauline’s dance career spanned 15 years, dancing, teaching and taking the role of rehearsal director for contemporary dance choreographers and companies across the UK.
Pauline’s interest in making shows has led her to collaborate with theatre companies including Red Ladder Theatre Company on Promised Land and Tell Tale Hearts Children’s Theatre’s Yummm! In 2013, Pauline was the lead artist on her first full evening work Burmantofts Stories, a site specific outdoor piece made with the Burmantofts community and produced with the Leeds Playhouse as part of their Transform season. In 2017 Pauline was Associate Director on the Leeds Playhouse’s Queen of Chapeltown working alongside director Amy Leach.
Now making work in her own right, Pauline’s interest is in reframing spaces and histories through experential art and culture to help her audiences re-examine shared histories and enable lost voices to be heard. Pauline’s critically acclaimed solo show 2017’s What If I Told You is a co-production with the Leeds Playhouse. Written and performed by Pauline and directed by Chris Goode, the show toured to theatres throughout the U.K. and was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 where it was a shortlisted nominee for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.
Pauline is an Associate Artist with the Leeds Playhouse and Chris Goode and Company.