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Mr Stephen Mason

Lecturer in Dance

About

Over the past 16 years I have worked in the community dance and education sectors as a freelance dance artist, teacher in formal education, choreographer and project manager.  Recently I have worked as a Dance Artist for Rosie Kay Dance Company "5 Soldiers" tour choreographing the Community Engagement performance for the London. Currently, I teach on Trinity Laban's youth programme and am a member of One Dance UK's Expert Panel for Children and Young People's Dance.  I have taught in several Further Education colleges in London and a specialist performing arts academy in the West Midlands working with gifted and talented young dancers and co-directing two youth dance companies. I have also been a Special Advisor to the National Dance Teachers Association. Previous roles include: Dance Development Officer for The Place, Animateur for Richard Alston Dance Company, Deputy Choreographer for Royston Maldoom and performer with Loop Dance Company.

Areas of specialism

  • Dance Making / Choreography
  • Dance Technique (contemporary dance, contact improvisation, jazz dance)
  • Dance for Children and Young People (community, education, gifted & talented, youth dance)
  • Learning and Teaching (in formal education settings)

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • PGCE including Qualified Teacher Status, Institute of Education, UCL
  • MA Dance Studies, Trinity Laban Conservative for Music and Dance, London
  • BA(Hons) Dance and Drama Studies, University of Winchester (formerly King Alfred's College of Higher Education, Winchester)

Professional membership

One Dance UK

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