Freya began her training at HJ Ballet School and Junior Associates of the Royal Ballet. She continued her training at Elmhurst and Central School of Ballet, appearing in various productions with The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet. In 2006 she joined Ballet Central and performed works by Rafael Bonachela, Will Tuckett, and created a role in Christopher Bruce's Shift.
Freya joined Scottish Ballet for Ashley Page’s productions of Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker and Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet, and during her time in Scotland she has worked with Errol White Company, Company Chordelia, All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, Ruth Mills Dance, Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, Theatre Cryptic, Tamsyn Russell and Marc Brew. She has worked extensively with Articulate Animal in live performance, interactive and filmic contexts, and with artist Beverley Hood for the Eidolon Project (Wellcome Trust, Scottish Simulation Centre) and Immobile Choreography (IDentIFY, University of Aberdeen).
Freya was accepted onto the Flying High Programme, funded by Creative Scotland and run by All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, designed to train dancer in aerial skills. Subsequent performing work with All or Nothing includes: ‘Sound to Sea’ Commonwealth Games 2014, theatre production ‘Three’s a Crowd’, The Enchanted Forest, Edinburgh Hogmanay, Festival of the Future in Dundee and a crane flight for Paisley Halloween. Other aerial work includes: ‘Hatch’ and Clifden Parade (Fidget Feet), Rhoscolyn cliffs exploration (Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence). In 2019 Freya travelled to Vancouver for the VIVDS hosted by Aeriosa and had the opportunity to fly from the Guinness Tower at 100m. Freya was involved with several events held by the Vertical Dance Forum (co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme) and continues to train in Vertical Dance and aerial skills.
Her film-based dance projects include ‘It for Others’ by Duncan Campbell – winner of The Turner Prize 2014 and created for the Venice Biennale Festival 2013, choreographed by Michael Clark. She also collaborated with Articulate Animal and Director Roddy Simpson to create ‘Traces of Places’ for DANCE:FILM11, which was subsequently screened internationally.
Music video credits include Zulu Winter, John Cale, The Japanese Popstars, Seafret and feature film Sunshine on Leith.
Freya is a founding member of High Heart Dance Company, which specializes in collaborations between dance and live music, and has performed with various collaborative ensembles at festivals including: Cheltenham Festival, Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe and DanceLive. She has worked with Stockport Youth Orchestra to encourage and educate young musicians to compose music for dance, and teaches at various establishments including Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Scottish Ballet and Central School of Ballet.
Her interest in participating in collaborative practice has been able to flourish through being a dancer for initiatives like ‘Doorway Project’ (Kate Flatt, Young Vic Director’s programme), ‘Cohan Collective’ (Sir Robert Cohan, Yorke Dance Project) and ‘Dance film in the Landscape’ (Katrina MacPherson)
Freya has been working with Yorke Dance Project since 2015, performing works by Sir Robert Cohan, Kenneth MacMillan, Yolande Yorke-Edgell, Sophia Stoller and Charlotte Edmonds.