Choreological Studies, Education and Choreographic Practice
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Dance
Tel: +44 (0)20 8691 8600
Area of WorkChoreological Studies, Education and Choreographic Practice
Alison Curtis-Jones FHEA, MA, PGCE, BA(Hons)
Artistic Director of award-winning Summit Dance Theatre, internationally recognised dance artist, movement consultant, contemporary choreological expert, researcher and leading exponent in re-imagining Rudolf Laban’s ‘lost’ choreographic works. Ali teaches annually in Switzerland and Croatia and her choreographic work performed throughout Europe, UK, Switzerland and Canada, filmed and screened by Swiss TV company RSI, German TV company ARTE and featured in the BBC documentary Dance Rebels.
Ali presents conference papers and lecture demonstrations, workshops and masterclasses internationally. The body as a dynamic archive is central in her work, examining dance pedagogy, training practices and creative processes for contemporary dancers. Her current practice promotes movement for wellbeing and her written work published in Journal of Dance and Somatic Practice, Movement and Dance Magazine, Dance Books, and her chapter ‘Transmission: Reimagining Laban. Contemporising the Past, Envisioning the Future, in Transmissions in Dance: Contemporary Staging Practices, published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Ali teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and The University of Creative Arts.
Qualifications / Educational Background
Ali graduated from Trinity Laban with a BA(Hons) in Dance Theatre and later gained her MA in European Dance Theatre Practice. She has a PGCE in Dance and is an experienced practitioner in teaching, performance and creative contexts.