Principal Lecturer - Team Leader for Media and Performance
I am currently Team Leader for Media and Performance, teaching mainly in Performing Arts. I am also project manager/choreographer for DUSC Dance Company who produce, and tour work annually.
Teaching and supervision
I teach a number of modules, at all stages of the Performing Arts degree including: Arts Identity and Industry Musical Theatre Practice Dance Practice and Application (Tour)
Musical Theatre Performance
I have supervised dissertations in:
Arts in Education Community Arts Musical Theatre Drag
Research areas of interest:
The role of social media within higher education - this empirical study investigated the use of Web 2.0 technology and its place within education (basis of MA dissertation).
'Small Steps, Giant Jumps' - involved an investigation into how children and parents can learn and develop effective communication, social skills (meeting child milestones), and healthy living through dance and creative play. (Collaboration with Rachel Emms-Hobbins)
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My specialist areas of expertise include Arts in Education, Community Arts, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, Choreography, Musical Theatre, and Social Media.
In addition to my role at the University, I freelance as a choreographer and work for a local children's theatre company. This often involves me working with local children who perform as part of professional Musical Theatre touring productions at venues such as Sunderland Empire, Theatre Royal Newcastle and Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.
Recent productions include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunderland Empire 2016 and Metro Radio Arena Newcastle 2017 Evita, Sunderland Empire 2017