Chloé’s introduction to Dance, music and an education on natural world from a very early age, was no doubt the catalyst that ignited her interest in the multiple forms of communication. With a passion for dance at 10 years old, she joined the Harlow Ballet Club at the Harlow Playhouse, to learn from Janet and Leo Kersley (Leo, a student of Marie Rambert, also a 2nd generation Cecchetti student and a soloist of the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet until 1951, and Janet Sinclair, a writer and dance critic). The club ran daily, like a ballet company, and by 16, Chloé was fortunate to have performed in original choreographies of at least 6 great Classical ballets, as well as 20th century modern ballets. Encouraged to be creative, Chloé's early choreographies were also performed at workshops and Gala performances.
At 16, Chloé won a place at The Rambert school, where her knowledge of contemporary dance was inspired by Director Ross McKim and Martha Graham's own student Clover Roope. The 3 year diploma, quoted by Richard Alston; ‘platformed the creative possibilities of abstract works not only to support narrative or spectacle, but for dance to be created for its own sake.’
At 19, she began to work immediately as a freelance dancer, choreographer and producer, in the first year she created a promotional video of London's talent with a colleague, and hired 30 dancers along with herself, to tour 3 dance shows in Italy and Switzerland, she returned to London, where there was a healthy demand for creative, freelance performers and choreographers in the developing industries of video and music TV and became one of the most employed freelance dancers in London, showcasing her talents throughout Europe and as far as Russia, India, Brunei and Australia.
Her ability to merge the high and low end arts, the authentic classical to the postmodern pastiche, appealed to the performance based work of the times. She created the mystical visual image of windflower with Ken Russell, for his documentary on classical composer Elgar, and for the Punjab artist Sukhbir, the choreography for Punjabi Munde, a merge of cultural music shot in London, which went on to win the 1996 Channel V Awards for Best Music Video. Chloé has featured in major films, television shows, music video productions, hair, trade & fashion shows, tv commercials, advertising campaigns, corporate presenting, music tours and major music events, theatre, a radio soap, and not forgetting a record deal where the song was released in Australia and achieved triple platinum sales.
Over the years Chloé has assisted and continues to direct or mentor many other artists that have gone on to achieve in their careers, the projects have ranged from artist preparation and movement for The London anti gun 'Don’t Trigger campaign' at the Mayors office, founding a performing arts school for performances in an Irish town without a theatre, to coaching overseas royalty in dance, assisting new musical entrepreneurs and working alongside a renowned Irish painter for a number of bodies of work on canvas. She also created the show 'Miss Chief in the backyard' at the Back Yard Comedy Club in East London, which became a revolving door for individual artists to work with her on their ideas, and perform them with an interactive, baton passing cast to a live audience.
Fear not the work but the response - Chloé a great believer in audience intelligence, has experimented with postmodern ideas creating club nights to mixed genres, and presenting parody pieces to reflect and ignite the thoughts of the society she lives in.
She has also devised lessons for walking in heels @Skillsonheels.com, after an injury disabled her for a period, which provides the basic fundamentals to understand the posture required to wear the varying heights of todays shoe fashion.
Recovering and discovering that 'pain' was like a dirty word to most people, as well as continuing to produce works for commercial fashions, Chloé is currently developing research with choreography to represent the physical and emotional outcome of the performing arts, to be performed in London in 2018.