Louise Kelsey | BA (Hons), MA, PGCHE
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
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
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)
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)
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
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)
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/
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).