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Jamieson Dryburgh

Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance Lead Tutor


Email: J.Dryburgh@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Area of Work

Contemporary Dance Tutor


Dr. Jamieson Dryburgh studied dance at Laban, achieving a first class degree in Dance Theatre. During that time he was a member of the National Youth Dance Company, working with Janet Smith, David Massingham, David Bintley, Janet Smith and Aletta Collins among others. He was also selected to be part of the film Not just A Somersault with Thea Barnes and Bonnie Bird. He then went on to join the postgraduate performance course (then called 4d) at The Place dancing in working by Richard Alston, Ben Wright and Fearghus Ó Conchúir.

Jamieson has performed as a dance artist with numerous contemporary dance companies. He worked in Belgium for a number of years touring internationally with Charleroi/danses (Frederic Flammand) and Tandem Cie (Michelle Noiret). Since returning to England he has danced with Candoco (repertory by Stephen Petronio and Protein), Yolande Snaithe Theatredance, H2dance, Physical Recall, First Person and Yelp!

In September 2020 Jamieson successfully defended his PhD thesis in Dance Pedagogy at Middlesex University. His research has been disseminated in the following peer reviewed journals; Research in Dance Education, Journal of Dance Education and Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices.

Teaching Experience

While performing as a dance artist, Jamieson has been teaching contemporary dance and contextual studies at Trinity Laban and has also been a regular teacher of open professional classes at Greenwich Dance. Jamieson choreographs his own work creating solo work (Angel On Runway) and commissioned repertory for Springs dance company (With Bursts of Glee, Holding On And Letting Go) and Millennium Performing Arts College (Swerve). He was artistic director of the youth dance company at The Place (“Shift”) for five years commissioning work for touring by Protein and Tom Dale among many others.

He is currently studying dance pedagogy with specific research interest in learning approaches and the student lived experience.