Dawns i Bawb’s vision -
I started dancing at the age of 11 with my local Youth Dance Group and in 2000, gained a BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance from De Montfort University, Leicester.
I have worked as a Community Dance Artist and Choreographer for the past 16 years.
Community Dance is my greatest passion and nothing fascinates or pleases me more than witnessing people of all ages and abilities expressing themselves through movement. I firmly believe that anyone can dance and i love that our profession offers the opportunities for people to discover this.
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My background is in professional theatre management. I worked as Marketing and Sales Manager at Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor a receiving theatre which presented an eclectic programme of artistic events between 1989-2008.
I also worked for the Welsh language touring theatre branch 'Cwmni Theatr Gwynedd' which toured Wales until 2008, producing quality work such as ‘Awe Bryncoch’ a theatre version of the S4C popular comedy series ‘C’Mon Midffild’. Translations of the classics - Anton Chekhov’s 'Y Gelli Geirios' - (The Cherry Orchard)- and Tennessee Williams’ 'Y Werin Wydr' - (The Glass Menagerie) plus many more Welsh classics such as ‘William Jones’ and 'Y Twr’.
Since 2008 | have worked as Administrative Manager for Dawns i Bawb. The service that Dawns i Bawb provides for all social groupings especially dance in education gives me personal career satisfaction. The educational projects show that Dance is a powerful medium and that important issues can be tackled.
I am privileged to work in the Arts sector and believe, that the Arts in all of its different guises can make a difference in people’s lives.
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I started dancing at the age of 4, and quickly discovered it to be my ‘safe’ place. Since
graduating with a BA Hons in Dance in 2015, I have worked across Gwynedd as a
freelance Dance Artist and Teacher, before taking on the role of Dance Co-ordinator for
Dawns i Bawb. My belief is that everyone has the potential to move, and I love
creating spaces for individuals to re-connect with their bodies and find their own
movement vocabulary. I enjoy working with different generations, providing all with
opportunities to experience dance. My hope is to see dance inspire self-confidence,
creativity, health and well-being in our communities and and bring people together.
I am a dance artist and musician. I have been working with Dawns i Bawb since 2017 and have recently attained the post of Dance Development Practitioner.
Dance has been a passion from an early age. I studied theatre and dance at Sylvia Young's, London. In 2000, I achieved my A.L.C.M. at Chetham's School of Music, which qualified me to perform and teach singing and music theatre.
I fuse music, dance and singing into my teaching practise. My passion is to bring out people's creative energy.
I love working with intergenerational groups with a commitment to facilitating inclusive wellbeing sessions for all ages and abilities. I value Dawns i Bawb's cultural and inclusive ethos.
When I first started with Dawns i Bawb I was a confident teacher only through the medium of the English language. Since taking a year long internship with them developing dance and disabilities and since recently becoming a Dance development Practitioner I can now confidently teach predominantly through the medium of Welsh.
Not only the Language development but I have become a much more inclusive dance teacher gaining a vast amount of experience in teaching a wide range of ages and abilities.
The learning is always on going and Dawns i Bawb is constantly providing more training and learning. Even with the current situation - this has not restricted my development, only provided opportunities online to have training from professionals far and wide.
Fon Roberts – Chair Person
Ann Postle – Vice Chair
Betsan Llwyd – Vice Chair
Llyr ap Rhisiart
Carys Wynne-Williams - Representative from Arts Council of Wales
We work in an area of great beauty and inspiration. It is very large and mainly rural with many mountains and valleys. This means a lot of traveling so we can reach remote places and ensure access to dance activity for all.
We also work in an area which has the smallest average income in the UK.
This has a great impact on our sustainability as the cost of delivering activities is higher than other places due the distances to cover, but we also need to remain accessible. It is a challenge and we want to do more, which is why we set up an Apprenticeship Scheme to train more people to work in their community with our support.
North Wales has a distinct regional identity. Welsh is the first language in most of the area and it is essential that we deliver our activities in Welsh or bilingually.
Dawns i Bawb, Uned 2, Galeri, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, LL55 1SQ, Wales