School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Media Factory, ME107
+44 (0) 1772 89 3051
Subject Areas: Performance, Drama, Dance and Music
Sarah joined UCLan in 2016 and lectures in technique, choreography and dance education. Her particular area of interest is in exploring movement in a functional and efficient manner and using dance as a tool to explore issue-based work with young people. Sarah brings her experience of working regionally and nationally as a dance artist and of managing a community dance organisation to her current teaching practice.
Before joining UCLan, Sarah has worked extensively in community and education settings across Lancashire alongside developing a new community organisation Blue Moose Dance Company.
After graduating, Sarah gained Qualified Teacher Status in Secondary education whilst embarking as a freelancer, working with Ludus Dance, local authorities, schools and community groups. She worked as an employed member of the creative team at Ludus Dance for a year following her teacher training which truly established her connection to community dance and choreographing for performance within community settings. Sarah then went on to work as the Dance Development Officer for Blackpool Council, developing contemporary dance opportunities for young people.
Sarah’s independent practice has seen her work with people of all ages and abilities and people from a range of social backgrounds. She specialises in work with/for young people and INSET training for teachers. The vibrancy of her experience has inspired her choreographic work, often drawing upon people, their lives, their spaces and the pedestrian happenings to create performance work.
Sarah teaches contemporary dance technique, composition, choreography and dance in education and community settings. Sarah’s work focuses on unearthing individual expression and draws on functionality and efficiency as themes for movement exploration. Sarah also delivers the Gold Arts Award which runs parallel to the BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching course.