Being a Dance Scientist
What To Expect?
From leaving school, to touring internationally with Riverdance, to performing on London's West End, to finding dance science, to returning to study, to teaching dancers, to researching best practice, to leading educational programmes; this session will share one person's journey through performing, teaching and researching in dance across different dance styles, with an emphasis on how and why dance science is so important to everyone in the dance sector. Anecdotes and life tips that have been learned along the way will be shared and there will be plenty of time to ask questions.
International dance science lecturer and author
Edel is a trained Irish and contemporary dancer; touring internationally with Riverdance, performing with contemporary dance companies, and completing a season in London’s West End. Over the years Edel has transitioned from being a dancer to becoming a renowned dance science practitioner, teacher and researcher. She has extensive international dance teaching and lecturing experience, specialising in the application of dance science to the practice of dance, across styles, ages and settings and is co-author of the book Safe Dance Practice. An Applied Dance Science perspective. She is a registered course provider for Safe in Dance International (SiDI) and a long-standing member of One Dance UK and the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS). Edel currently leads the first BSc (Hons) and integrated masters (MSci) in Dance Science at the University of Chichester.