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Dina is a contemporary dance artist delving into the field through choreography, performance, screendance, teaching and research. She was classically trained in Ballet and Modern Jazz before training at the University of Chester in Simonson technique, David Zambrano’s low flying technique and a variety of Somatic Practice methods such as Skinner Releasing Technique taught by Manny Emslie. It was here where she obtained her BA (Hons) and Masters degrees in Contemporary Dance.
Dina’s career thus far has taken her to curate and perform around the North West with organisations such as Cheshire Dance and the Liverpool Empire Theatre as well as participating in funded Research and Development projects such as ‘The Dawning’ led by Connor Elliman. Not only this her choreographic work has been performed at the Storyhouse in Chester and the NOW Northwich Festival 2019 under Kinematic Dance Company, which she co-directed. Her most recent research and tactile practice is also due to be presented in People Dancing UK’s online platform Perspectives on Practice.
Dina is currently a Visiting Lecturer teaching Contemporary Release Based technique, Jazz and Ballet at the University of Chester and The Hammond whilst working as a Freelance Dance Artist here at Cheshire Dance. She particularly supports and delivers sessions for youth groups and the DS Dance group.
Dina is a versatile dance artist, however she is particularly interested in body-mind integration and revels in the phenomenology of the sentient being and uses it as a tool for choreographic approaches and learning. She is particularly interested in using this to augment organic individual moving identity whilst working collaboratively and cohesively. This authentic process is something she aims to support and develop throughout her career within herself and other aspiring dance artists.
Cheshire Dance works within the community and in education settings to enrich young lives through dance. Dance & Young People forms an integral part of the principle Cheshire Dance Programme.
Cheshire Dance has an established and growing specialism in developing dance opportunities with and for people with learning disabilities and people with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD).
DS Dance is a dance group for people with Downs Syndrome, run in partnership with Down's Syndrome Cheshire , with regular sessions in Winsford, Chester and Crewe.
Now Northwich is an annual flagship outdoor international dance and street arts festival from Producers Cheshire Dance and Partners
Inspiring learning through dance, Crossing Point has provided a unique opportunity for young people to develop dance skills, deepen curriculum knowledge of a chosen topic and perform.
Studying Dance at Chester involves: being led by expert and highly motivated professionals; working in a supportive and nurturing environment that encourages the development of each individual dancer. Cheshire Dance is proud to work in partnership with The University of Chester.
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Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. Cheshire Dance is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
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