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Beth Ackroyd

Graduate Intern in Dance Science and Health


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Faculty of Dance

Laban Building






Beth is a dance science lecturer, dance teacher and dance artist working at numerous organisations across the UK. Beth graduated with a BA (Hons) Dance Studies degree from the University of Roehampton in 2019, and an MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban in 2020. Beth’s MSc 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 from the University of Roehampton. It was during her undergraduate 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 Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, teaching Dance Anatomy and Dance Technique across the BA (Hons) Dance programme. Beth works closely with Safe in Dance International (SiDI) as an ISTD DDE assessor, and as their social media coordinator.


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. Due to this, Beth is currently studying on the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) programme at the Royal Academy of Dance. 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 is a member of People Dancing, IADMS, One Dance UK and the Royal Academy of Dance.


2022: Fellowship (FHEA) – Advance HE

2020: MSc Dance Science – Trinity Laban

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

Teaching experience


2021-Present: Associate Lecturer, Module Tutor: ‘Dance Anatomy’, ‘Dance Technique 1’ & ‘Dance Technique 2: Dance Fitness’, BA (Hons) Dance, University of Lincoln

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

2021: Guest Lecturer: ‘Introduction to Dance Science’, BA Dance, University of Roehampton

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

Freelance work:

2Faced Dance, AWE Inspired Dance for Parkinsons, DanceWest, Dance Consortium, Danielle Teale Dance, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS), One Dance UK, People Dancing, Pre-Amici Dance Group (Amici Dance Theatre Company), Roehampton Dance Society, Royal Opera House, Sadlers Wells, Safe in Dance International, University of Suffolk Students’ Union, and UK Rock Challenge.


SciDance Podcast –—Tabitha-Moorse–Madeleine-Dardeau–and-Beth-Ackroyd-e11ar9c