Kathryn Spence – Trainee Associate
Originating from Shetland, I hold a BA Honours degree specialising in dance and have furthered my training at TrinityLaban to attain a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance. As a contemporary dance artist and choreographer I believe in using dance as a method of communication in community and outreach work as well as in terms of audience perception.
I have taught for Active Schools, YDance, Indepen-Dance (an integrated dance company) in Glasgow and The Royal Academy Of Dance, Step Into Dance Programme in London.
I have mentored two dance companies; one professional and one community based in Cambodia, developing their workshop delivery, performance skills, contemporary technique and creating pieces that have toured internationally and nationally. I also led and delivered the dance module on the Inclusive Arts Course at Epic Arts.
My community and outreach work goes on the belief that I am willing to dance with anyone that wishes to dance with me, regardless of age or ability. I strive to combine professional and outreach work in my practice. I enjoy looking at what movement material different cultures provide us with, and how this can fit together to allow dance to be the international language for all of us.
Jack Gilbert - Trainee Practitioner
Jack is a recent BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Inclusion graduate with a particular interest in Autism, Movement and Technology. Jack has been a dancer since the age of two, specialising in rock ‘n’ roll; winning the IDTA Nationwide Medalist of the year Competition in 2013. Jack has also performed in a range of different venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Disneyland Paris and Milton Keynes Theatre.
Jack has recently spent his second summer working as a group leader for an American Summer Camp in New York State for children across the autism spectrum. Jack’s experience also involves working as a play worker for the charity Autism Concern in Northamptonshire, working on activity days, youth groups and out and about sessions. Jack is currently studying for his Masters degree in Education and Technology at the Institute of Education, University College London.
Jack has already completed the AMT certification and is extremely excited to have joined the MovementWorks team as a trainee practitioner.
Graduating with Flying Colours
Hilary Palmer has completed one year of MovementWorks training and is now teaching the DDM® programme in a number of schools and early years settings based in South West and Central London. Hilary has also completed her PG Cert in SEN.
During her internship, Megan Scarff had the opportunity to support MovementWorks presentations at two professional conferences. She has successfully completed her training, and with a project focused on the topic of Inclusivity supported the MovementWorks presentation at the 2016 SEN Show. You can read her internship perspectives on the blog page
Megan’s internship was supported by The Royal Society of Arts. MovementWorks offers fixed-term internships: as research for a career change or continuing professional development (CPD). Please contact us in regards to Internships and Training Opportunities. Applications considered in the first instance, via email with a covering letter expressing interest, background and relevant experience.
Megan's internship supported by the Royal Society of Arts