Born and bred in Plymouth, June trained as a dancer before becoming a Dance Manager working with a range of professional Dance companies that toured nationally and internationally that include Sankalpam, Niki McCretton, Yael Flexer, City Ballet of London and Hofesh Shechter. As well as being the Coordinating Producer for Plymouth Dance, she is a Life and Business Coach, Trainer, Facilitator and Dance Management Consultant.
Originally from Liverpool Claire graduated from Plymouth University with a First Class BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre and an award for her community work whilst at University, and now combines her administration and management experience with her artistic skills. Since graduation Claire has co-founded Exim Dance Company as well as securing regular employment with Plymouth University, Dance in Devon and The Theatre Royal. Claire’s practice is varied with a strong focus on contemporary dance and theatre. Dedicated to inclusive practice within dance she is passionate about breaking down the ideological barriers that surround dance and hope’s to contribute to this within the South West and beyond.
PR & Media Consultant
Sarah joined Plymouth Dance in her new freelance capacity. Prior to becoming freelance Sarah spent three years as the Regional Strategic Director at Dance South West. Previously she was with Attik Dance for five years as their Business Manager. She has now developed a freelance portfolio working across art forms.
Adam Benjamin (University of Plymouth)
Jules Laville (Dance Animateur, Barbican Theatre Plymouth)
Ruth Way (University of Plymouth)
Sarah Cobley (Interim Chair Plymouth Dance)
Charlie Keane (National Trust)
Benjamin Dunks (Artistic Director, Attik Dance)
Sophie Colthurst (Independent Dance Practitioner
Mark Laville (Barbican Theatre Plymouth)
Anneliese Slader (Arts Council England, South West as Observer)
Sheila Snellgrove (Barbican Theatre Plymouth)
Chris Gilchrist (Rhythm City Dance Studios)
Paula Hocking (Wheelfever)
Fran King (Theatre Royal Plymouth)
Jodie Bishop (Plymouth City Council)
Judith Robinson (Plymouth City Council)
Dominic Jinks (Plymouth Culture)
Plymouth City Council Arts organisations and venues across Plymouth Dance artists, practitioners, teachers, other dance stakeholders Executive Director of The Works and staff team Executive Director of Dance in Devon and staff team Dance South West Regional Partners in the South West