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Fiona Wallis

Senior Lecturer, Programme Coordinator BA (hons) Dance, Link Tutor FD Dance Teaching in the Private Sector, Exchange Tutor

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Fiona’s early experience of dance was through professional training at Elmhurst Ballet School (Camberley) and then at the Rambert School. In 1994 she received a 1st class honours degree in Dance in Society from the University of Surrey and, as winner of the Valerie Briginshaw prize for Dance Writing and Academic Excellence, has received an MA in Dance with Distinction from the University of Chichester.  Fiona also holds a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training from the University of Greenwich and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD).

Fiona’s research centres on investigating Ballet as a Somatic practice with a focus on ballet for contemporary dancers in training.  Her approach to technique reflects a passion for providing dancers with a strong technical foundation and an awareness of their own bodies and how to work them safely and effectively.

Fiona lectures on both practical and theoretical modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Modules include Dance Technique (ballet); contextual modules that combine both theory and practice encouraging students to be thinking, articulate dance professionals; and employability modules, which encourage students to consider their employment potential.

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Amy Scarlett Morvell
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