Leaving my role as Co-Director at Diverse Dance
After a blissful 4-month long break from all things work-related in Southeast Asia, I returned to London in June and amongst other projects, began working with my beautiful dancers from Diverse Dance for their performance at the Lambeth Country Show, which also acted as my final day with the organisation.
Diverse Dance is an inclusive community dance organisation which I have had the pleasure of co-directing since September 2013. In collaboration with Andrea Swainson (Founder & Director) we have developed and strengthened the organisation’s remit considerably over the past two years, offering regular activity for mainstream young people and weekly classes for young people and adults with learning disabilities/difficulties.
I have choreographed and facilitated integrated performances for Diverse dancers at the Southbank Centre, LOST Theatre, Big Dance (Routes to the River/Siobhan Davies Studios) and Big Dance Bus (commissioned by Big Dance Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership). Andrea and I have also worked to support other local artists and teachers in their professional development by the creation and delivery of Inclusive Dance Practice Training at Studio b. in Brixton.
With exciting plans for my near future taking place I am sad to say goodbye, but will cherish the memories all of the dancers, projects, partners and performances leave me with and wish the very best of luck for Diverse Dance’s bright future.