Shirley Darlington-Rowat



With an early background in ballet, Shirley was drawn to the discipline’s creativity and dynamism of both mind and body.

Shirley has now been practising Parkour since 2008. As well as being a performer, she also coaches Parkour and has delivered seminars around the world.

She is the main driving force behind our women’s Parkour scene, and runs our regular women’s classes and events in London. She manages SheCanTrace – our women’s initiative that aims to increase the amount of women participating in Parkour and coaching Parkour around the UK.

Training is a great passion of Shirley’s – and is now a part of her everyday life! She is also a competitive weightlifter, and enjoys sprinting, athletics, dancing and all things upper body.