For over 20 years Bridget has been delivering creative, artistic development and learning experiences across community, education and professional artistic contexts. This has included working with professional artists, students in all stages of education (early years to post graduate studies) and community groups.
ARTIST TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
2019: HWY Festival La Boite Theatre Company
Role: Delivery of 'They Gather' masterclass: Part 1, The Personal is Political'.
2019: Supercell Festival Of Contemporary Dance
Role: Co-delivery of 'They Gather' masterclass: Part 1, The People is Political'.
2019: Dance Manchester
Role: Delivery of day-long workshop supporting choreographic skill development of community dance group leaders.
2017: Pro Active
Role: Class Facilitator for Dance Manchester's professional class programme. Delivering Contemporary Dance Technique.
2013: Dare Dance
Role: Delivery of weekend intensive for dance, music and digital artists in Cumbria, to introduce skills in dance and interactive software Isadora in collaboration with Andrew Crofts.
2011 & 2012: The Place Summerhouse
Role: Delivery of week-long workshops series in dance and interactive environments with Andrew Crofts and Joseph Lau.
2010: ‘Unaccompanied Pilots’
Role: Mentoring emerging dance artists in the development of solo works as part of Z-arts artist development programme.
2007-2008: Expressions Dance Company
Role: Regular delivery of company class.
Guest Company Class delivery:
Ludus Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Tasdance, Dancenorth Australia and the cast of Opera Queensland Pearl Fishers
2005: Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre
Role: Delivery of week-long summer intensive: ‘Creating new movement for physical theatre'.
Belarus Free Theatre
Role: As Choreographic / Movement & Rehearsal Director on various works, Bridget is responsible for delivering regular training to the ensembles she works with that responds to the demands of the work being created and supports the wellbeing of the ensemble members.
Out of the Blue Productions
Role: Workshop facilitation
- Co-delivery of 2 days of physical ensemble awareness and physical improvisation development workshops with Manchester Camerata.
- Co-delivery of workshop with music students and staff at University of Salford.
2018 to current: University Of Central Lancashire
Role: Visiting lecturer in dance and theatre & performance studies.
2016-2017: Manchester Metropolitan University
Role: Visiting lecturer & guest workshop delivery.
2013: Roehampton University
Role: Visiting lecturer 2013: ‘Creating Event Spaces’ an MA Choreography unit.
2010-current: University of Salford
Role: 2010-2011: Lecturer in contemporary dance technique.
Role: 2015-current: Guest delivery of workshops in career development, choreographic practices, dance in Australia and dance in digital environments.
2000 & 2005-2006: Queensland University of Technology
Role: Delivery of ‘Arts Foundation Studies’, ‘Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum’ and mentoring international MFA students.
2001-2002, 2007-2008: The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts
Role: Delivery of Contemporary technique, Jazz, Fitness for dance, World dance studies and tutoring in academic written and communication skills.
CENTRE'S FOR ADVANCED TRAINING
2016: Yuva Gati (South Asian Centre for Advanced Dance Training)
Role: Guest delivery of contemporary dance technique during October intensive
2015-current: National Centre for Circus Arts - Centre for Advanced Training
Role: Delivery of a weekly contemporary technique dance class in Manchester
2009-current: The Lowry Centre of Advanced Training in Dance
Role: Regular delivery of contemporary technique, creative, contextual / appreciation, conditioning & choreographic studies classes, tutoring/ mentoring students, creation of new works and support artist / rehearsal direction on works by Joss Arnott, Akram Khan Company and more.
YOUTH COMMUNITY & IN EDUCATION
2016-2017: Dance sessions for Home Educated youth ages 4 to 14 run by Dance Manchester
2009-2013 & 2015-2017: STRIDE
Role: Support Artist, Rehearsal Direction & Arts Awards delivery
A young men’s (10-20yrs) dance project run by Dance Manchester and artistically directed by Company Chameleon. Performances including The Lowry (Salford Quays), British Dance Edition (Birmingham), Heilbron (Germany), Urban Moves International Dance Festival 2010 (Manchester) and Victoria Baths.
2005-2008: Expressions Dance Company
Role: Delivery of Intermediate/advanced community classes and guest schools workshop delivery.
2005-2008: Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy
Role: Development Facilitator and delivery of ‘Rio Jam’ a unique programmme for children 4-12years combining Latin, street and contemporary genres.
Role: Guest workshop delivery in classical, contemporary and partnering techniques for Latin and Tango dancers.
Festival workshop delivery:
- UDance NW at The Lowry (4 editions since 2012 including facilitating 'The Body Of Us' workshops, Dance in Interactive Digital Environments, Dance in Site and on Wayne McGregor / Random Dance 'Mind and Movement'),
- Powerkidz at the Brisbane Powerhouse (2005, 'Pulling Faces – Making Dance' and 'ShuffleIt'), and
- The Out fo the Box Festival (2000 The Dance Tent').
Early and Secondary in-education delivery:
- Cledford Primary School for The Lowry, Corinda State High School, St Aidan’s Anglican Girl’s School and Indooroopilly Montessori Kindergarten.
2006 - 2008: MAD Dance House
Role: Delivery of contemporary and modern technique classes.
1997 - 2008: River City Dance
Role: Delivery of jazz, contemporary and classical techniques.
Role: Choreography of solo, duo and ensemble contemporary and jazz works.