Born and raised in New Zealand, Ursula trained at the New Zealand School of Dance, and before travelling to Europe in 1995, danced with the ‘Royal New Zealand Ballet’ and the ‘Douglas Wright Dance Company’. Whilst in Europe, Ursula spent a decade dancing and touring with acclaimed companies: Ultima Vez’(Wim Vandekeybus), ‘Rosas’ (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) and ‘Zoo’ (Thomas Hauert). Since 2005, Ursula has been focusing predominantly on teaching and rehearsal directing; tutoring at performing arts institutions including PARTS (Belgium), the NZSD (New Zealand), and DNSPA (Denmark). Ursula has also worked as a rehearsal director for Rosas, Opera de Paris, and Opera de Lyon. Now residing in Ireland, Ursula has recently completed a Masters in Cultural Policy and Arts Management at UCD (2017).