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Alice Marshall (Vale)

Alice Marshall is a leading Dance professional in the Midlands area.

After an extensive performance career with choreographers such as Paul Bloom, Katie Green and Cathy Seago, Alice went on to form Adaire to Dance – a professional performance company that demonstrates the diversity of Contemporary Dance. Her work with her own company concentrates on accessible dance and combining other art forms with the movement created. Often a collaboration with Illuminos is at the centre of her work.

As Choreographer and performer within this company Alice also taught Dance to all ages in the community. As an Academic Alice has worked for University’s with strong Dance backgrounds since graduating, starting out as a Visiting Lecturer, and then an Associate Lecturer. This knowledge gained from a variety of Institutions is what helped build the BA and MA programmes at the University of Derby. Alice was amongst the team that wrote these courses and subsequently became Programme Leader.

As a lecturer she has a keen interest in the development and upholding of the work of Dance Artists, and therefore strives to present them all with opportunities that her connections in the industry can provide.

Alice's dance academic research has been recognised, and she has presented papers across the sector including ELIA and Advance HE. Her work has been published in the form of a book Entertainment in the Performing Arts by Routledge and is a the start of her exploration into a new way of accessible writing for academia. 

Alice was awarded Derbyshire's Inspirational Woman of the Year Award in the Arts (IWA) in 2015, and was one of three shortlisted for One Dance UK’s Lecturer of the Year 2018.