Mr Stephen Mason


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.

Academic responsibilities

Course Leader: Dance & Senior Lecturer in Dance


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

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • Member - One Dance UK's Children and Young People's Dance Expert Panel
  • Teacher Training Mentor - Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
  • Dance Artist (Youth Programme) - Learning and Participation, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • External Examiner: Foundation, BA(Hons) & BA(Hons) Top Up Professional and Commercial Dance (ShockOut Arts / University of Bolton)

Leadership and management

I am the Course Leader for Dance responsible for the leadership of the BA Dance course and dance modules on the BA Dance and Drama course.

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