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Paul Davies


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A balance of spontaneity, charisma and a high physical energy have been said to bring an edge and clear sense of vision to my work within the dance sector. My core skills are deeply routed in the performance and practice of dance which has enable diversity to emerge through my methodology, choreography and teaching of dance. I also displayed talent in establishing and implementing a tightly run administration in the founding of North East Wales Dance; whilst leading with a lucid artistic vision. Over the last five years in conjunction with my ongoing artistic expression, I have gained knowledge and experience in the cultivation of a business and charity; general management, and artistic planning whilst generating further skills in areas such as strategy; human resources, finance and IT. I am a conscientious and dedicated dance artist/manager with an established professional career spanning sixteen years.

Academic History:

Diploma Vocational Dance, Central School of Ballet (Full-time 1988-91)
Certificate Vaganova Summer School, St. Petersburg, Russia (1989)
ONC BTEC Plant Engineering, Llandaff College (Part-time 1986-88)Various
Grades British Ballet Organisation (BBO) 1976-88

Professional Career to Date:

North East Wales Dance Ltd
2001 (ACW Revenue Client)

Bare Bones (Birmingham Dancexchange)2000-01

Diversions Dance Company
1994-95 & 1996-2000

Dundee Rep Dance Company

1991-93 & 1995-96

British Gas Ballet Central
1990- 1991

Performance Experience and Choreographic Work to Date:

Bill T Jones, Lucinder Childs, Janet Smith, Yasmin Vardiman, Akram Kharn, Henri Oguike, Yolander Snaith; together with works created by Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor are among some of the internationally renowned choreographers I have had the pleasure and experience to work with and perform.

Personal Choreographic Work Produced:

'Sleep of the Innocent'- WID Festival 1997

' ..However, it wasn't simply the sharp design, lighting and sound that made Paul's 'Sleep Of The Innocent' such a remarkable piece- it is an impressive choreographic debut, performed by two stalwarts of the Welsh independent dance scene, Janet Fieldsend and June Campbell-Davies, who brought grace and maturity to a lyrical work.' (Reviewed by David Adams, Western Mail)

'Goodbye" venue manager's conference 1998 Cardiff
'Altogether Unknown' Northern Ireland 2000
'Silver' Dance Bytes 2000
'Alice in Wonderland' Wellingborough 2000
'Work, Rest & Play' Cardiff 2000 &Jersey 2001
'Fairground' Conwy CC August 2002
'Journey' Jersey Arts Centre 2002'Swyrl-y-Tworld'
Performance/workshops 2003-05

Educational Provision:

'Nonsense & Dreams' Dundee Rep 1993
'Sower Project' Northern 1996'Generations' Diversions
'Gwydion' Welsh National Opera 1998

I co-wrote, Diversion Dance Company's first Education Pack, based on choreography by Bill T Jones (published in March 1999); and created a performance in education project 'Swyrl-y-tworld' in 2003. I have devised a Basics Training Scheme aimed at improving youth skills in dance, and have headed since 2003 the North Wales Diversions Associate Scheme for local youth participants.

I have taught dance to all ages, from pre-school to senior citizens; including persons who are physically challenged and professional dance artists. My teaching methodology is centred on classical ballet, contemporary, yoga and Tai Chi influences; with emphasis on repertoire and performance based work, and always striving for high standards in the practice and discipline of dance essential to my philosophy. I can also teach various social dance styles including salsa.

Rubicon- Foundation Course 2000-01
(one year Full-time Students)
Diversions Associates Scheme 2003'ongoing
(Yale College Accredited course)
Teacher Training provision2000-04
ongoing (In conjunction with PESS)

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