Guest Lecturer and PhD Candidate (TL)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Dance, Laban Building, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ
Email: [email protected]
Sarah graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc (Hons) in Exercise and Sport Sciences in 2009 and gained an MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban in 2010. She has a keen interest in research and is currently also undertaking PhD study in Dance Science at Trinity Laban. Her research focuses on the cardiorespiratory demands of contemporary dance training and performance and is examining appropriate methods for documenting this.
Sarah also works part-time as the Healthier Dancer Programme Manager at One Dance UK, is currently a member of the Promotion Committee for the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), and has previously served as Chair of the IADMS Student Committee.
Sarah has always been passionate about dance and has completed major examinations in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern. During her time at the University of Exeter, Sarah served as the President of the University’s Dance Society, teaching beginners and advanced tap dance classes and choreographing for competitions and shows.
Qualifications / Educational Background
- PhD Candidate (Trinity Laban)
- MSc Dance Science
- BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Sciences
- CYQ level 2 gym instructor
- Guest lecturer; Trinity Laban MSc Dance Science, Performance enhancement: physiology, biomechanics, & nutrition and Research Methods modules
- Cover teacher; Trinity Laban BA Contemporary Dance, Physical Awareness and Development module
- Guest lecturer; UCL MSc in Performing Arts Medicine, Medical problems of musicians and dancers module
- Visiting lecturer; Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, Conditioning for dancers module
Beck S, Redding E and Wyon MA (2015) Methodological considerations for documenting the energy demand of dance activity: a review. Front. Psychol. 6:568.
Redding E, Aujla I, Beck S, De’Ath S, Nordin-Bates S, Quin E & Rafferty S. (2015). Dancer Aerobic Fitness Across Ten Years. International Symposium on Performance Science, Kyoto, Japan.
Redding E, Aujla I, Beck S, De’Ath S, Nordin-Bates S, Quin E & Rafferty S. (2015). Dancer Aerobic Fitness: A Decade Later. International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Pittsburgh, USA.
Beck, S., Redding E., & Wyon, M. Investigating changes in energy system utilization during a year of contemporary dance training. International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 24th Annual Meeting, Basel, Switzerland [conference proceedings]. 2014.
Dr Marjorie J. Moore Student Poster Award, supported by Harlequin Dance Floors. Received at the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 23rd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA, 2013.