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Beth Ackroyd

Graduate Intern in Dance Science and Health

Dance

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Faculty of Dance

Laban Building

Creekside

London

SE8 3DZ

Email: b.ackroyd@trinitylaban.ac.uk

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Biography

Beth graduated with an MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban in 2020. Beth’s research investigated the awareness and perceptions of hypermobility amongst adolescent dancers through a resource based educational intervention.

Before studying at Trinity Laban Beth received a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Dance Studies and the Andy Hardy Prize for Excellence form the University of Roehampton. It was during her undergraduate degree through Dance Science modules and working closely with One Dance UK and NIDMS (National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science) as a One Dance UK Dance Ambassador that her passion for dance science was sparked.

 

Since graduating Beth is now a Graduate Intern for Dance Science and Health at Trinity Laban. Beth is part of the student committee for IADMS (International Association of Dance Medicine and Science), aiding the organisation of initiatives for students studying dance science and related fields. Beth is an Associate Lecture at the University of Lincoln, teaching dance anatomy to first year BA (Hons) Dance students.

 

Additionally, Beth is a dance teacher for private dance schools and community dance artist for organisations including DanceWest. Beth enjoys working creatively with people of all ages and actively applies her dance science knowledge to her artistic work. Beth is a member of Pre-Amici Inclusive Dance Group and often leads sessions. One of Beth’s interests is Dance for Health and enjoys working with people with neurodegenerative diseases. Beth hopes to research more into the effects of dance within this population in the future.

Qualifications and Background

2020: MSc Dance Science – Trinity Laban

2019: BA (Hons) Dance Studies – University of Roehampton

Teaching experience

Academic:

2021-Present: Associate Lecturer, Module Tutor: ‘Dance Anatomy’, BA (Hons) Dance, University of Lincoln

2020: Guest Lecturer: ‘Dissertation’, BA Dance, University of Roehampton

2020-Present: Teaching Assistant: ‘Lab Skills’, BSc (Hons) Dance Science, MSc/MFA Dance Science, Trinity Laban

Freelance work:

2Faced Dance, AWE Inspired Dance for Parkinsons, DanceWest, Dance Consortium, Danielle Teale Dance, IADMS, NIDMS, One Dance UK, People Dancing, Pre-Amici Dance Group (Amici Dance Theatre Company), Royal Opera House, UK Rock Challenge.