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New Programme Leader for MA/MFA Creative Practice

Mon 12 August 2019

Trinity Laban is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Naomi Lefebvre Sell as the new Programme Leader for the MA/MFA Creative Practice (Dance)

Originally from Canada, Dr Naomi Lefebvre Sell has been a full-time member of staff within Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Dance since 2005, lecturing across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the fields of choreography, performance and research methods.


Dr Naomi Lefebvre Sell headshot

Naomi succeeds Dr Becka McFadden as Programme Leader for the MA/MFA Creative Practice programmes and will begin her new role in September 2019.

The dancer, choreographer and researcher holds a BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser University, an MA in Choreography and a PhD in Creative Practice (Dance) from Trinity Laban, and is Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. Naomi’s artistic work and teaching is informed by her Doctoral research which examined the effect of mindfulness meditation on a creative process of dance making.

Naomi’s practice-led research is published in academic journals such as Dance Education and also in the book Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities; Contemporary Sacred Narratives, and she regularly presents at national and international conferences. Her current research is funded by Arts Council England.

The Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative Practice are postgraduate dance programmes at Trinity Laban that offer practising artists at all stages of their career a unique chance to develop and advance their creative practice. With two pathways – Transdisciplinary or Dance Professional Practice – students benefit from the support of staff at Trinity Laban and partner organisations Studio Wayne McGregor, Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance, as well as opportunities to work with significant guest artists, and will finish their studies with an independent project.

To find out more, visit our Postgraduate Dance pages

Main image: Laban Building (credit Tim Crocker); Headshot: Naomi Lefebvre Sell (credit James Keats Photography)