About Moving Pieces


a unique approach

The Moving Pieces approach embraces the relationship between the arts and science, particularly body based approaches emerging from neuroscience, which support mindfulness and self regulation. 

Moving Pieces is an organisational partner at the Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, St Catherine's College, Oxford.

Members of the Moving Pieces team are experienced professionals bringing together expertise in both performance and mental health. 

Meet The Team

Charlie Blowers

Founder & Director - Moving Pieces

Charlie has a background in physical theatre and arts/somatic psychotherapy. She is a UKCP registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Yoga Therapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner with nearly 30 years of clinical experience.


She works as a freelance facilitator, trainer and consultant to a range of organisations within the performing arts and mental health. These include LISPA, Queen Mary's University, Kingston University and National Theatre of Wales.  


Her physical theatre training has been inspired by teachers such as Ron East (Director of The London School of Physical Theatre), Desmond Jones (School of Mime and Physical Theatre), Angela de Castro (Director of the Why Not Institute in London), Giovanni Fusetti (Helikos), Didier Danthois (Founder of The Sacred Clown as Healer) Jonathan Young (Shams Theatre Company) and Thomas Prattki (The London International School for Performing Arts).

Nieta Irons


Nieta is a theatre maker, workshop facilitator and performer.


She trained at Italia Conti Academy and Kingston University, she holds a First Class Honours in Drama and Film from Kingston University.In her understanding theatre making and performing are both a process and experience that draws people together and creates a space for meeting, sharing, playing and discussion. A vehicle to explore and merge activism with artistry.


She is interested in “Moving Pieces” as a company and their approach due to their spirit of compassion and inclusion within the mental health arena, their emphasis on play and physical theatre, as well as the technicality of their pioneering work combining the arts and science.


She hopes to continue learning from both Charlie and Jose.

Tunde James


Tunde was drawn to the creative and gentle yet profound body-oriented approach of Moving Pieces, and admires the way the focus of the work is artistic and therapeutic in equal parts. 


Tunde is currently a creative facilitator for the youth organisations LIFEbeat and PYE Global, a trainee in child counselling at IATE (Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education) and a primary school educator. She trained in physical theatre performance and devising at LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts), and Fine Art at UAL.

Kaeleigh De Silva

Student Placement

Kaeleigh De Silva is currently a student of QMUL’s Creative Arts and Mental Health MSc.

Prior to this program, she completed her undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies and theater at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She continues to develop a global perspective of the creative art therapies as she has been exposed to different practices while living in her native Trinidad and Tobago, travelling to different training courses in the United States, studying abroad in Sydney Australia and now working to understand the UK approach. Her fascination with the intersections between mental health and the creative arts has inspired her to pursue training in expressive arts therapy from pioneers such as Daria Halprin, Judith Greer Essex, and Azizi Marshall.

As a passionate advocate of the young field, she is constantly striving to expose herself to new experiences that explore the potential of the relationship between the arts and psychology.

She feels very fortunate to now be gaining a deeper understanding of the Moving Pieces approach as part of the team.