Jane Bellamy



Senior  Lecturer (Dance)

Telephone number: 029 2041 5895
Email address: jbellamy@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Jane contributes  to the  Sport and Physical Education (Dance) pathway with a wealth of experience  working within the  Welsh Dance Industry working 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. 

Research / Publications

Member of  the school of sport and health sciences 'Applied Physical Education and Health' research group :

Generally interested in exploring the contribution of dance as a physical activity to  the areas of health /wellbeing by  developing dance participation opportunities within Mental Health .

Interested in the development of pedagogical approaches to Dance in Education and has initiated several performance based projects :  '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',  a participatory performance project for children aged between 3 – 7  links dance to the national curriculum literacy and numeracy framework. 

Since qualifying  as a sports masseur Jane  has developed  an approach to learning  focusing on the Healthy Dancer and healthy dance practice, in line with current practice and development in Dance Science. She continues to explore  ways of enabling the student dancer to be more informed about  anatomy & physiology of the dancing body, through a variety of experiential pedagogical approaches. 

Currently exploring the role of Yoga as a somatic practice within the study of Dance within  Higher education 

Teaching and Supervision

Jane contributes across several modules in the school focusing on the areas of Pedagogy, Healthy Dance Practice & Choreography . • Contributes to student support as a Personal tutor. • Active in the Development of dance based projects focusing on widening access to study at university, collaborating with the university First Campus unit and providing access to work based learning opportunities for students. /

Qualifications and Awards

  • BA Dance (Laban,Centre Movement & Dance, London)
  • HEA Fellowship 

External Links

  • Dance in Higher Education - organisation supporting the study of dance in HE 
  •  One Dance UK - Voice for the UK Dance industry across sectors 
  •  People Dancing , the foundation for community dance – creating opportunities to experience and participate in danc
  • IADMS – International Association of Dance Medicine and Science