CV

Louise Kelsey | BA (Hons), MA, PGCHE

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance
First Class Honours, Middlesex University: Awarded 22 June 2009

Master of Art in Choreography
Merit, Middlesex University: Awarded 7 March 2012

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education in Teaching and Supporting Learning
Pass, Middlesex University: Awarded 24 November 2014

Children Do Yoga Teacher Training, Pass: Awarded November 2019


Training

2006-2009, Middlesex University: BA Dance Performance. Trained in Humphrey, Cunningham, Graham/Cohan, Release-based techniques, ballet, repertoire, jazz, choreography, fitness for dancers.

July 2009, London: Doris Humphrey Summer Intensive. Studied Humphrey/Weidman technique and repertoire. Teachers: Gail Corbin and Deborah Carr.

July 2011, Chicago: Doris Humphrey Summer Intensive: Humphrey/ Weidman technique, repertoire and pedagogy. Teachers: Gail Corbin and Deborah Carr at the Academy of Movement and Music.

2010-2012, Middlesex University: MA Choreography. Tutored by Christopher Bannerman and Angela Woodhouse.

May 2019, University of Bedfordshire: Stopgap Dance Company CPD intensive for teachers and artists focused on delivering dance to young people with disabilities

September 2019, Yoga Ananda: Children Do Yoga teacher training led by Jessica Wingate

May 2020 – present, My Vinyasa Practice: 200-hour yoga teacher training


Career Details

Education and Community Outreach

Moving Waves, Freelance Development Officer (2019 – present)

Hot House Dance, Freelance Community Outreach Coordinator (2019 – present)

English National Ballet – Learning Assistant Placement (March 2009)

Teaching

Gina Kay Dances, Contemporary Dance Teacher, Humphrey Technique – Online (2020)

University of Bedfordshire/ Dance East, Choreographic Development Workshop (2020)

Hot House Dance, Teacher and Choreographer (2019 – present)

Moving Waves, Dance/ Movement/ Kids Yoga Workshop Facilitator (2018 – present)

Middlesex University – Visiting Lecturer in Dance (01/10/18 – present)

Unfold Motion, Timisoara, Romania – Visiting Contemporary Dance Teacher for Professional and Community Dancers (September 2018)

Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries, Middlesex University – Programme Leader for Dance Performance & Senior Lecturer in Dance Technique and Choreography Grade 8 (01/12/12 – 31/08/18)

Middlesex University – Visiting Lecturer in Dance Technique and Choreography (13/11/09 – 30/11/12)

Streetz Ahead Unlimited – Dance Tutor (02/03/10 – 04/12/11)

Lemon Jelly – Performing Arts Support Tutor (23/09/11 – 25/01/12)

Artsdepot – Jump and Dance Tutor (01/01/12 – 01/01/12)

Sandbach High School for Girls – Visiting Dance Teacher/ Choreographer (11/03/10)

Purbrook Junior School – Dance Teacher (07/03/10 – 21/07/10)

The Place – Contemporary Dance Teacher: Adult Courses and Classes (01/10/09 – 01/12/09)


Choreography

Whatever Will Be (2020), created for MDC youth company to be performed at U.Dance

Fragments (2019), performed by Unfold Motion and community dancers for the European Capital of Culture 2021 Festival, Timisoara, Romania

Ludo (2018), performed by BA3 MDX Dance students, London, Artsdepot

Shoes and Satire (2017), performed by BA3 MDX Dance students, London, Artsdepot

The Unsaid (2016), performed by BA3 MDX Dance students, London, Artsdepot

Knot in My Throat (2015), performed by BA1 MDX Dance students, London, Grove Dance Theatre

Falling in Changes to Context? (2015), performed by Shaded Voice Dance Company, dance for film [available online] https://youtu.be/55Jvb-wJ8zs

SVDC (2014), performed by Shaded Voice Dance Company, dance for film [available online] https://youtu.be/XoE8572SdY8

Untitled (2014), collaborative video installation, Falmouth, Tall Ships Festival. In collaboration with Dominique Rivoal [projection available online] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJzfKBS0wOc

Snapshot: Duet (2014), performed by Shaded Voice Dance Company, Swindon, Wyvern Theatre

Collaboration Mash Up (2013), research performance in collaboration with avoiDance and Middlesex University questioning ‘authorship’ in choreography. In partnership with April Brown. London, Middlesex University

Snapshot One: No Order (2013), performed by Shaded Voice Dance Company, London, Grove Dance Theatre

Curves Enclosed (2012) in ‘Stereotypic Underperformance’ a collaborative project with Kansaze Dance, performed by Shaded Voice Dance Company, London, Lakeview Dance Theatre & Chisenhale Dance Space. In partnership with Rachael Nanyonjo

Dido and Aeneas (2012), performed by Middlesex Dance Ensemble alongside Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, the Baroque Collective and BBC Singers, Diamond Jubilee Concert, London, Middlesex University

Beauty of Abandonment (2012), performed by BA1 MDX Dance students, London, Lakeview Dance Theatre

Changes to Context? (2011) performed by Shaded Voice Dance Company, London, Lakeview Dance Theatre

Gazing At Fractured Parallels (2011), performed by Delve Dance Company with The Spires Quartet, Oxford: MBIAJ Auditorium, Corpus Christi College & London, Chisenhale Dance Space

Be Still… Now (2011), performed by Shaded Voice Dance Company, London, Lakeview Dance Theatre

The Iron Cage (2010) in ‘Looking Between’ performed by Shaded Voice Dance Company, Bakewell Arts Festival, Bakewell, Medway & Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Greenside Venue

Secrets Hide in the Heart and Soul in A Triple Bill (2009), performed by Shaded Voice Dance Company, Bakewell Arts Festival, Bakewell: Medway & Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh: Greenside Venue


Performances

Two Ecstatic Themes (1931), choreographed by Doris Humphrey and directed by Lesley Main, ‘Framing Justice: Modernism and Social Advocacy in American Visual Art and Dance from 1929-1945’, international performance symposium at Loyola University, Chicago, USA supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art (2016)

Two Ecstatic Themes (1931), choreographed by Doris Humphrey and directed by Lesley Main, Transmission: A Performance Symposium’, Middlesex University, London, Grove Dance Theatre (2014)

Haec Muller by Jenni Lau, Bakewell Arts Festival, Bakewell: Medway & Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Greenside Venue (2010)

With My Red Fires (1936), choreographed by Doris Humphrey and directed by Lesley Main, London, Artsdepot Theatre (2010)

Water Study (1928), choreographed by Doris Humphrey and directed by Lesley Main, ‘University of Surrey/ NRCD International Symposium, Moving Naturally, Rethinking Dance 1900s :  1930s’ (2009)

Looking Between by Neil Baglietto & Jenni Lau, Bakewell Arts Festival, Bakewell: Medway & Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Greenside Venue (2009)


Conferences

Kelsey, L. Uytterhoeven, L. 2014. Scratch Nights and Hash-Tag Chats: Creative Tools to Enhance Choreography in the Dance Curriculum, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Middlesex University. http://mdxaltc14.blogspot.co.uk/


Published Articles/ Reviews

Kelsey, L. 2019. Working as an Independent Dance Artist, One Dance UK [online] https://www.onedanceuk.org/working-as-an-independent-dance-artist/

Kelsey, L. Uytterhoeven, L. 2016. Scratch Nights and Hash-Tag Chats: Creative Tools to Enhance Choreography in the Dance Curriculum, Research in Dance Education Journal.

Kelsey, L. 2009. Sadler’s Wells Sampled. londondance.com [available online] http://londondance.com/articles/reviews/sadlers-wells-sampled-at-1995/

Kelsey, L. 2008. Royston Maldoom in Overture 2012 at Royal Albert Hall. londondance.com [available online] http://londondance.com/articles/reviews/overture-2012-at-royal-albert-hall-1914/


Additional Information

Selected to be part of One Dance UKs Teaching Mentoring Programme 2017: mentored by Lauren Baldock (Jasmin Vardimon Company) and Jasmine Wilson (Studio Wayne McGregor).

Researcher for the Cohan Collective 2016 (Robert Cohan and Yorke Dance Project). Research outcomes included: short documentary film in collaboration with David McCormick; master lecture with Robert Cohan.

Event Manager for the Dance Stage at Bermondsey Carnival, 2013 & 2014.

Hold an Enhanced DBS certificate (dated 21 September 2018).


Member of Professional Bodies

One Dance UK (Individual Membership).

People Dancing (Professional Membership) including public liability insurance.

Yoga Alliance Professionals (Trainee Membership).