Starting next month, we have a new colleague!

Shelly Saint Smith will be joining bbodance as Teaching Qualifications Manager.

Shelly has held senior roles as Lecturer and Head of Learning and Teaching within the dance and Higher Education sectors, leading on curricular design, programme management and delivery, and evaluation and enhancement within dance teacher training. Her background in movement analysis, Laban Studies, research methods and Contemporary dance repertory have taken her to national and international conferences, events and universities.

Shelly’s research and publications include investigations into dance notation as a teaching tool, documentation and exploration of the Karsavina Syllabus, and the potential for Laban Movement Analysis to be used to develop robotic motion. Alongside this, Shelly’s work outside of dance sees her participating as a flyer and notating the art of flying trapeze.

Welcome to bbodance!