Louise joined Middlesex University as a Visting Lecturer in 2009 teaching undergraduate Humphrey-based technique, choreography and performance. She was appointed within the faculty as a full-time Lecturer in Dance Technique in 2013 and continues to lecture on the BA Dance Performance and BA Dance Studies Programmes.
Louise holds a First Class BA Honours in Dance Performance and Masters in Choreography. She trained under the direction of Lesley Main and Kate Rogan to become a Humphrey-based teacher, and furthered her training with Gail Corbin and Deborah Carr in Chicago, USA 2011. Louise co-founded and is the current Artistic Director of Shaded Voice Dance Company [www.shadedvoicedance.co.uk] which is part of the Associate Artist Scheme at Middlesex University.
Louise holds Professional Membership with Foundation for Community Dance, and is a member of Dance UK, CORD and Society of Dance History Scholars.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Humphrey-based dance technique, repertory and pedagogy. Undergraduate choreography, exploring modes of encouraging movement invention. First year Dance Performance and working collaboratively with students on new work.
Research Outputs & Interests
Pedagogic strategies for teaching technique and choreography.
Developing methods of approaching the creative process in choreographic practice.
Questioning the role of the choreographer within the creative process.
Kelsey, Louise and Uytterhoeven, Lise (2017) Scratch nights and hash-tag chats: creative tools to enhance choreography in the higher dance education curriculum. Research in Dance Education, 18 (1). pp. 34-47. ISSN 1470-1111