Takeshi Matsumoto

Lecturer in Dance

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Takeshi Matsumoto is a Japanese dance artist and a dance movement psychotherapist, having experience in working with children with autism and learning disabilities both in the UK and Japan. 

As a choreographer, his practice centers around Performance Young Audiences, creating dance performances inspired by his cultural heritage as a Japanese person. He also explores dance and performance as a tool to tackle social injustice, collaborating with stateless refugee children in Thailand.  

Dance/ performance/ community dance practice/ performance for young audiences  

  • Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist with Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK 

  • Assitej UK