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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 degree and MA at the University of Derby. Alice was amongst the team that wrote these programmes and has 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 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.


​Artistic Director of Adaire to Dance:
Based at Déda in Derby. Supported by Arts Council England.

Programme Leader | Lecturer |MA Dance & Choreography | BA Dance – University of Derby:
Key teaching areas: Choreography / Technique

Change Champion | University of Derby:
A role which aims to improve communication within and between departments and colleges, and facilitate change in the organisation via the Strategic Plan and culture change programme.

Trustee / Board Member | Arts Derbyshire:
The Board of Trustees collectively support and steer the organisation (Arts Derbyshire) and strive to uphold it’s aims and objectives.

East Midlands Dance Artist Network | Steering group member

EMDAN is for those working in the dance profession. It operates across the region with other arts organisations to try and make the best professional development opportunities, advocate for, share and disseminate information for those in the dance sector.


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Creative Genre

  • Dance / Performing Arts / Research

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