BA Dance (Laban, London)
Diploma in Sports Massage
Dance Pedagogy: Module Leader Level 4&5
Healthy Dance Practice: Module Leader Level 5
Year 2 Personal Tutor
The Healthy Dancer
Pedagogical approaches to Dance
Jane joins the team with a wealth of experience working in the Welsh dance industry as performer /choreographer/teacher. She has worked within dance and arts organisations, creating opportunities for dance participation & performance in both community and educational settings. Collaborating with dance and arts practitioners from theatre, music and the visual arts to include Welsh National Opera, BBC Orchestra Wales, The Performing Rights Society, South Wales Intercultural Arts & Cardiff Bay Arts Trust.
Jane plays an active role in the development of dance in education, advising and mentoring teachers within primary education as part of PE in Schools Sports Programme, a Welsh Assembly Government initiative. She has also initiated several performance based projects for education: ‘Water babies Project’, explored the link between dance and science in partnership with The National Museum of Wales, and the Countryside Council for Wales.
‘Move A Book’, is presently touring primary schools, a participatory performance project for children aged between 3 – 7 that links dance to the national curriculum literacy and numeracy framework.
Having qualified as a sports masseur in 2010 Jane has developed her interest in healthy dance practice, particularly when applied to the dancer in training. In line with current practice in Dance Science she has recently been exploring ways of enabling the student dancer to be more informed about the anatomy & physiology of the dancing body, through a variety of experiential pedagogical approaches.