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Yorkshire Dance

Leeds, UK

Yorkshire Dance champions the value of dance and its development in the North of England, supporting talent development, raising standards and fostering creativity and innovation. Based in Leeds, it’s a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and member of Dance UK. Yorkshire Dane develops dance that is located in contemporary creative practice, which is inclusive and facilitatory in approach. Underpinning this practice is a drive for research, development and innovation on the small scale built on the authentic experience of its makers and reflecting the dancing body in all its richness and diversity.

Staff on the project

Artistic Director
Wieke has been CEO and Artistic Director of Yorkshire Dance since 2007 where she leads a talented team of people to support independent artists to develop their practice, to create excellent dance experiences for people who are least engaged and to support the development of the dance sector. Previous experiences include audience development at Sadler’s Wells and Director of Learning and Access at Northern Ballet. Wieke trained at Middlesex University and London Contemporary Dance School and has an MA from the University of Surrey.
Project Manager
Tanya Steinhauser has worked for 15 years in the arts as creative producer, director, performer, dramaturg and mentor. She also takes part in the project as Dance Dramaturg.