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Lizzie Fort

Module Leader - Creative and Inclusive Teaching Practice


Laban Building Creekside London SE8 3DZ

Headshot of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Fort


Lizzie Fort is a dance artist, researcher and educator based in Woolwich, SE London. She is driven by challenging assumptions about who dances, what dance looks like and where it takes place, championing artistic potential in everyone.

Her current research is a practice-based PhD at Roehampton University supported with an Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarship on the Techne Doctoral Training Partnership. She is exploring the role and place of care in the work of community dance artists. Her PhD Blog notebook can be found here.

She regularly teaches the Vietnamese Women’s Group at Woolwich Common Community Centre and has worked as a dance artist with Greenwich Dance, leading weekly outdoor family classes and dance walks, Amici Dance Theatre Company and Magpie Dance, teaching extensively in mainstream and SEND settings. 

Her 10+ years in Higher Education includes; MA/MFA Dance Leadership and Community Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, and previous roles with Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Imperial Society for the Teachers of Dancing and Canterbury Christchurch University. 

Lizzie has presented her work at conferences and written about inclusion and community dance for Animated and the RAD’s Focus on Education. She is trustee for Amici Dance Theatre Company.