BA (Hons) coursesDance

Meet the team

So much more than teaching.

Our team doesn’t just inform – they inspire with memorable, groundbreaking courses.

Jane White

Course Leader

Jane has a strong interest in collaborative arts projects. As a performer, choreographer and producer, Jane has been involved in a large number of professional events that fuse contemporary dance and choreography with site, sound, theatre, photography and film. Across an extensive teaching career, she has developed a strong portfolio of work with many arts agencies and professional companies. This is key to her style of work both academically and artistically. In 2009, Jane created the male dance company ‘Whitewash’ in partnership with Activate Performing Arts.

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Jenna Hubbard

Lecturer

Jenna Hubbard joined AUB in September 2015 as a Lecturer for the BA (Hons) Dance programme. Jenna is a dance artist with an interest in community practice and site-specific dance performance. She has recently completed her masters degree in Community Dance at the University of Roehampton. Jenna’s research and practice interests are working with young children and their families, creating site specific performance and improvisational practices.

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Sam Barrett

Technical Demonstrator

Sam Barrett has worked in technical theatre for the last 18 years and specialises in dance and exhibitions. He has worked as Technical Manager at the Pavilion Dance South West, Candoco Dance Company and was Chief LX at The Place. He has also managed the technical installation of many exhibitions and new venues including Art in Action (in the Tanks, Tate Modern). Within his role as Technician Demonstrator at AUB he is able to use his experience in theatre, dance and events to inspire and support the students in achieving their potential and realising their innovative ambitions.

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Daniel Parker

Technician

Dan has had a passion for Technical Theatre since the age of 14 and worked at several venues as well as touring around the UK.

During this time, he has had the opportunity to work within a diverse range of Film and Theatre styles using many of his skills including Lights, Sound, AV, Special Effects and Stage Management, but his first love will always be Lighting Design.

He has been fortunate enough to be involved in a variety of projects including a production at the Millennium Dome and working with HRH Prince Charles.

He previously worked as the Head Theatre Technician at the Jellicoe Theatre for 13 years where his role involved passing on good working technique and skills to the students which he hopes to continue doing at AUB.

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Supporting staff

Nicola Lloyd - Visiting Lecturer

Nicola Lloyd has a wide range of experience in managing, teaching and assessing dance across schools and further education. Alongside her teaching commitments, Nicola founded FuZe8 Dance Company in 2010 and over the years they have received many awards for choreography and performance. She has particular interest in the idea and concepts of the visual arts, particularly in painting, sculpture and dance. Nicola also works as a freelance dance artist at Pavilion Dance South West, as artistic leader for Coevo Adult Contemporary Company, Advanced Contemporary Technique, Youth Strength and Conditioning and Youth Contemporary Class.

Within her role, Nicola uses her experience in dance and education to support and encourage students in achieving their maximum learning potential, and facilitating them to be confident, resilient, motivated and independent dance artists.

Wayne Sables - External Contributor

Wayne works across several disciplines including digital technologies, film, photography and dance. He is passionate about the power of the arts to engage, inspire and enthuse both in an educational and professional context.

Wayne continually combines art forms to devise new and interesting ways to create relationships with technology, art and environment.

Wayne embarked upon an ambitious dance and technology project with first year AUB Dance students in May 2016, which included live streaming from a variety of locations around Bournemouth, 360 degree filming and projection mapping.

More information about the project can be found on the project blog

Find out more about Wayne via his website

Khyle Eccles - Visiting Lecturer

Khyle is a strength and conditioning specialist for dancers, and an independent dance artist. Khyle runs and directs Athletic Artist providing training and education events that support the dance community.
Currently lecturing at AUB, Kingston University,  and Trinity Laban; and previously London Contemporary Dance School. Khyle is also a practitioner for the Dance UK Healthier Dance Programme and visits vocational training establishments across the country. He is also a Biomechanics Trainer.
As an independent dance artist Khyle trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and has toured globally with numerous performance companies on large and small scale creations, from Dance Theatre of Irelands ‘Block Party’, to STREB Extreme Action Company’s ‘One Extraordinary Day’, to Luca Silvistrini’s ‘(in)Visible Dancing’ and much more in-between.
He collaborates heavily with Rachel Birch-Lawson and acively works on cross art collaborations with other artists, choreographs for Youth Music Theatre UK and is a co-founder of Tall Tales Big Moves.
For more about the Athletic Artist: Strength and Conditioning for Dance Professionals UK
 

Justine Reeve - Visiting Lecturer

Justine Reeve has a BA (Hons) in Dance and Related Arts, PGCE (Post-16) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Dance and Collaborative Arts.

She has taught for over 24 years teaching across all age ranges as teacher, Head of Department, Director, choreographer and consultant (e.g. The BRIT School). Experiences include devising and delivering CPD courses for Keynote Educational, being a standards verifier for BTEC courses, an A Level Dance examiner/moderator and writing syllabi for a well know exam board.

She has delivered the satellite CAT scheme for The Place, has trained the Ballet Boyz to deliver workshops, was Artistic Director of West Sussex Youth Dance Company and, for 10 years, was an animateur with Rambert Dance Company.

She has written published dance resources for South East Dance, Pavilion Dance South West, Sadlers Wells, The Mayor of London, Pearson Education and her book ‘Dance Improvisations’ was published by Human Kinetics.

Her dance theatre company ‘Justine Reeve and Company’ make work that explores the unhinged aspects of the human condition with an on-going fascination with movement, text, music and comedy and how these forms can be used to reveal a mischievous and poignant expression.

In 2014 Justine was commissioned to create work for The Ignition Festival and has shown choreographic work extensively across the UK.

Find out more about Justine Reeve and her project work.

Claire Benson - Visiting Lecturer

Graduating from the London Studio Centre in 2001, Claire has since enjoyed a spectacular performing career that has taken her across the globe.

Claire has spent the last nine years performing with the internationally renowned UK dance company ‘Motionhouse’. During her time with the company she has enjoyed various collaborations and projects including digital media artists ‘Logella’ on the countless productions that have been performed all over the world.

Passionate about teaching, Claire has helped to develop the extensive education programme at Motionhouse and most notably, launched Motionhouse Youth Dance Company in 2012 as well as a full programme of studio classes from juniors to professionals through her role as Lead Artist – Creative and Participation.
Claire has since moved to Dorset and is the director of the Dorset Youth Dance company and teaches extensively throughout the UK.

Claire’s technique classes focus on strength building, dynamic play and finding freedom within the form. Claire specialises in contact improvisation and partner work which has grown from her work with Motionhouse.
Find out more about Claire Benson and her work.