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Josie is an independent dance practitioner working as a facilitator and collaborator in community, theatre, education and health contexts. She feels passionately that anyone should be able to enjoy dancing and creative experience, striving to enable projects that are accessible and inclusive. Josie studied MA Dance and Somatic Wellbeing at The University of Central Lancashire and BA in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban.
Recent theatre credits include; Movement Director with The Suppliant Women (Actors Touring Company, The Royal Exchange Theatre) and The Snow Dragons (CAN Young Artists @ Home). Associate Director with Touch (The Royal Exchange Company of Elders) and We Were Told There Was Dancing (The Royal Exchange Young Company and Assistant Director with The Factory (The Royal Exchange Theatre Young Company).
“The thing that I love most about my job is all of the people that I get to meet and get to dance with! For me dance is a way of connecting with myself and the world around me, finding expression and creativity. I hope to share that with those that I work with.”Josephine Hepplewhite
Cheshire Dance works with schools and educational facilities to integrate the art form into learning. Dance in Education forms an integral part of the Cheshire Dance annual programme.
At Cheshire Dance, we provide opportunities for older adults to live in the moment and to engage physically, socially and emotionally through movement and dance in community sessions across Cheshire West and Cheshire East.
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.
Live Well Dance welcomes older adults to enjoy fun and friendly dance classes and to explore creative movement for a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits, including improved physical strength, balance & motor skills, spatial awareness, and mobility to help prevent falls.
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.
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.
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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