The Adolescent Dancer
The adolescent dancer consultancy was started in 2014 as a way to deliver educational workshops I developed during my doctorate to dance teachers, dancers and those who support young dancers. Through the consultancy and dance organisations One Dance UK, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the Royal Academy of Dance, I offer a variety of talks and workshops on supporting and training the adolescent dancer. I am an active researcher in this area, publishing in peer reviewed journals and creating blog posts on the topic for organisations such as the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and Energetiks Australia.
Siobhan Mitchell, PhD
I trained as a dancer before going on to complete a BA Hons in Dance Studies at the University of Roehampton, an MSc in Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and an MRes in Health and Wellbeing at the University of Bath. Awarded a full ESRC studentship in 2014, I completed my PhD at the University of Bath exploring growth and maturation in the context of dance, specifically psychosocial and physical implications of differing maturity timing in adolescent dancers.
I currently work as a researcher in child and adolescent health, as an associate lecturer and also deliver educational sessions for dancers and dance teachers on the topic of growth and maturation on a freelance basis.