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About Performing Arts

Leeds has become a hub for performance and dance, with a wide range of established and growing dance and performance companies and venues. The city regularly hosts a variety of cultural events including Leeds Festival, and Light Night, so you will find plenty of inspiration for your work.

95.7% of students from Performing Arts courses in work of further study 15 months after graduating. (Graduate Outcomes 2020).

100% of Theatre and Performance students were satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2020).

100% of Dance students were satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2020).

MA Landing Party 2019

1 - 6 September 2019

Leeds School of Arts is proud to present a showcase of work created by students from our MA Performance and MA Choreography courses.

Performing Arts

Student Work

Teresa Brayshaw, Principal Lecturer

Teresa is a theatre practitioner, a writer, a teacher, a researcher, and a qualified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Her ethos is to create environments in which people can learn through movement and awareness, to develop their innate potential and become happier and healthier as a result.

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Dr Gillian Dyson-Moss, Senior Lecturer

Gillian Dyson is Senior Lecturer in Performance, with Leeds Beckett University since 2009. Gillian was Course Leader of BA Performance 2012 to 2016, and previously the Course Leader MA Creative Enterprise, and Course Leader for BA Contemporary Performance Practices top up course.

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Dr Mark Flisher, Head of Subject

Mark Flisher joined the School as a Senior Lecturer of Performance in February 2011, and took up Course Leadership of MA Performance in 2014. His research interests include representations of gender in UK and US performance art, performance theory, contemporary theatre, live art, digital performance, and the development of pedagogic strategies in creative practice.

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Dr Laura Griffiths, Senior Lecturer

Laura Griffiths is a senior Lecturer in the Leeds School of Arts Arts. Previous appointments have included visiting lectureships and Teaching Fellow in Performance and Archival Practices at the University of Leeds.

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Dr Alexander Kelly, Reader

Alex is Reader in Theatre & Performance and has been with Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett since the start of its first course in 2006. He is Co-Artistic Director of the Sheffield-based theatre company Third Angel, with whom he devises, directs, writes, designs and performs. Third Angel’s work tours throughout Britain, mainland Europe and beyond.

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Dr Rachel Krische, Senior Lecturer

Course Leader and Senior Lecturer, Rachel co-wrote, developed and launched the Dance program in 2011. Previously she spent 20 years as a London-based independent Dance Artist working with over thirty high profile choreographers and performing and teaching extensively and internationally.

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Lisa Osborne Kendall, Course Director

After 25 years working as an Independent Dance Artist, working nationally and internationally, Lisa was appointed as Senior Lecturer Dance at Leeds Beckett University, in 2015. Lisa's multi-stranded practice and research, are embedded within, and in dialogue with, her teaching practice at the university.

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Sarah Roe, Course Director

Over the last 10 years Sarah has worked across a number of Higher Education Institutions within the UK lecturing in Choreography, Community Practice, Dance Techniques, and Critical Dance Studies. Sarah continues to work as a performer and choreographer.

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Dr Adele Senior, Reader

Dr Adele Senior is a Reader in Theatre and Performance and also Research Coordinator for Performing Arts. Her work has been published in International peer reviewed journals such as Performance Research, Theatre Research International, Contemporary Theatre Review, and Theatre Journal.

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