Dr Naomi Lefebvre Sell

Programme Leader MA Creative Practice, Senior Lecturer in Dance, Year 2 Undergraduate Studies Co-ordinator


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Dance
Laban Building

Tel: +44 (0)20 8691 8600

Email: n.lefebvresell@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Area of Work

Year 2 Undergraduate Studies Co-ordinator


Dr. Naomi Lefebvre Sell is a Senior Lecturer at Trinity Laban and lectures across the BA and MA programmes within the fields of choreography, performance and research methods. Originally from Canada, Naomi’s background as a professional dancer includes work with both Butoh and Cunningham-influenced companies. Her choreography has been commissioned and presented across Canada and Europe. Naomi has a BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser University and a MA Choreography and PhD in Creative Practice (Dance) from Trinity Laban. Naomi’s work has been published in Research and Dance Education and is due to be published in the book Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities; Contemporary Sacred Narratives.

Qualifications / Educational Background

  • PhD Creative Practice (Dance)- Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • MA Choreography - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • BFA Dance - Simon Fraser University - Canada
  • Professional Diploma in Dance - Grant MacEwan College - Canada
  • HEA Fellow


Creative Outputs

  • World Dance Alliance Global Summit, Angers, France, panel presentation entitled: Interdisciplinary approaches to learning and teaching for contemporary dancers in conservatoire training, July 2014
  • Co-authored chapter,Dancing and flourishing: mindful meditation in dance making and performing,with Prof Sarah Whatley inDance, Somatics and Spiritualties:  Contemporary sacred narratives, leading voices in the field,edited by Sarah Whatley, Glenna Batson, Amanda Williamson, due to be published May 2014
  • PhD Creative Practice (Dance) thesis entitled,dharmakaya: An investigation into the impact of mindful meditation on dancers' creative processes in a choreographic environment, June 2013
  • Research in Dance Education Volume 11 Issue 3, 251, book review ofCharm and speed: virtuosity in the performing arts,V. A.Howard , June 2010
  • Authored chapter inThe artists' stories: Featuring 30 Canadian Artists,published by Canadian Arts Alliance, June 2006
  • The development of a longitudinal inter-disciplinary screening program for full time dance students.
    Emma Redding, MSc, Rogerio Correa, Peter Curtis, Sarah Irvine, MSc, Naomi Lefebvre Sell, MA, LABAN, London; Eleanor Quested, MSc, Kingston University, London; Sonia Rafferty, MSc, Irene TheodorouKatherine Watkins, LABAN, London; Matthew Wyon,PhD, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK, IADMS, Stockholm, Sweden, November 2005

Link to PhD thesis:http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/2634/