Membership Matters - Supporting Pre and Postnatal Women in Dance

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Date - Tue, 10 Aug 2021 16:00 BST

Venue - Online

Style - Webinar


In Conversation With:

Lucy McCrudden of Dance Mama and Chloe Hillyar of The Pregnant Dancer

About this event

Tuesday 10 August
16:00 - 17:00 (BST)

In this session, attendees will gain an insight into Dance Mama and its programmes of activity as well as an insight into the report of The Pregnant Dancer and subsequent research.

The aim of the webinar is for participants to gain a better understanding of how they can support either themselves or colleagues if they are going through the maternal phases and/or managing caring responsibilities.

To session will also touch upon some organisations that are advocating for parents and carers in dance and sign-post attendees to this support.

Meet the Speaker

Lucy McCrudden

Lucy is a dance entrepreneur, advocate and Founder of dancemama.org - a platform celebrating and inspiring parents in dance. For 20 years Lucy has dove-tailed her own work with key positions in learning and participation with world-class organisations including; The Place, Rambert and the Royal Opera House. 

Lucy has taught over 19,000 people nationally and has engaged with a wide variety of cultural organisations in other capacities; consultant, management, choreography and presenting/public speaking. She is an Ambassador for PiPA Campaign, Secretariat, Scientific Advisory Board - Active Pregnancy Foundation and a nominee of the inaugural AWA Woman in Dance Award 2021.

Read more about Lucy's work here.

Photo by Pierre Tappon

Chloe Hillyar

Chloe is a researcher. Having graduated with First-Class Honours from London Studio Centre, she began her career as a professional dancer.

She’s gained international experience performing in Madrid, Mallorca and Bulgaria. Within the UK, Chloe has worked with artists from Beijing Dance Academy, Hungary, Hong Kong, Spain and Nunavut. She has performed for Channel 4, Royal Opera House and The Place.

Chloe is a committed feminist and assisted the set-up and running of the newly founded charity AWA DANCE (Advancing Women's Aspirations with Dance). After that, she founded The Pregnant Dancer research project.

In effort to contribute to the maternal needs of the dance sector, The Pregnant Dancer is Chloe’s contribution to tackle the pregnancy penalty.

Chloe will begin a PhD at Queen's University Belfast researching how to integrate the maternal body into Western Contemporary Dance.

Pricing & More information

Members: Free
Non-members: £15 each

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