Sandie Fisher

Senior Lecturer in Dance ​

Telephone number: 02920 417 153​  

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Sandie is Senior Lecturer and Joint Programme Director for the BA Hons Dance programme.  Sandie joined the School in 2013 following nine  years at University of Ulster, Northern Ireland as Dance Artist in Residence and Lecturer.  Sandie's research and teaching is informed by an interest and expertise in interdisciplinary practice, collaboration and creative learning and is informed by her professional practice as a Dance Artist and Artistic Director of performance company Assault Events.   Sandie has over fifteen years experience teaching in Higher Education, designing and delivering professional performance projects, practice based arts consultancy and creative learning projects and is passionate about exploring the link between professional practice and the learning environment through innovative curriculum design and delivery.



Research Interests and Publications

  • Creative Collaboration
  • Interdisciplinary Arts Practice
  • Creative Teaching and Learning
  • Choreographic Practice
  • The Healthy Dancer and Approaches to Technique.
  • Performance Arts


List of Publications


Elsoms (Transported Arts)

Type: Performance

Reference: Performance commissioned by Transported Arts exploring audience engagement:  Dance in the workplace.



The Giant is Coming

Type: Performance

Reference: Cultural Olympiad commission exploring interdisciplinary work for children and young people.





Type: Performance

Reference: Co-production with Replay Theatre Company exploring interdisciplinary work for early years.



Total Theatre

Type: Performance

Reference: Research exploring interdisciplinary practice: Building an ensemble of multi-skilled performers.




Type: Performance

Reference: Research exploring audience engagement / excellence and accessibility. Performance work for social environments.


Teaching and Supervision

Sandie is the Module Leader for Foundation for Performance Techniques (SSP4042), Research in Performance Practice (SSP4043), Dance Pedagogy and Leadership (SSP5044), Performance Techniques (SSP6042) and contributes to Healthy Dance Practice (SSP4041). She is Level 4 Personal Tutor and Year Tutor and supervises undergraduate dissertation students. ​

External Links​

Board Member Tinderbox Theatre Company, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Member of People Dancing (formerly Foundation for Community Dance)

​Qualifications and Awards

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education plus 2 SEDA Qualifications Teaching & Learning

Masters Contemporary Performing Arts

BA Hons Dance


Level 3 Advanced Pilates Matwork

Pilates Matwork ​