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Danielle Teale

Lecturer in Dance


Danielle Teale

Danielle is a highly experienced independent dance artist with a track record of high-quality work including consultancy and programme design; mentoring and artist development; teaching and choreography. Her work is responsive, empathic and imaginative, and she applies her leadership skills as a coach and mentor, to the facilitation of many diverse programmes both in community dance and leading artist development.

She is a skilled, creative leader and founds her practice on the principles of equality and the belief that all people are valuable and all people are creative. Teale is highly sought after in the field of dance and health and has contributed to the design and delivery of many high-profile programmes including as a leading artist in the field of dance for Parkinson’s, dance for Dementia, and dance for older people.

She has led choreographic and artist training initiatives for companies including English National Ballet, Green Candle Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Group, Scottish Ballet and People Dancing. More information on her website. Danielle is also a researcher and has applied her research into cocreation and artistry in all areas of her practice. She is currently studying a PhD in philosophy of identity and its implications for people with Parkinson’s when dancing.

Danielle set up Danielle Teale Dance in 2014 and in 2017 initiated the Artists' Exchange Programme (AEP) providing skills exchange, CPD and mentoring opportunities to inspire and galvanise artists working in the community to interrogate their artistic motivations, and find a sense of self significance which will enhance their practice.