Carla Trim-Vamben

Carla Trim-Vamben

Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader at University of East London

Carla Trim-Vamben is a senior lecturer and the programme leader for the BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice degree at the University of East London. She is a practice led researcher with interests centred around club culture, specifically house dance.

She completed her Master of Arts in Dance Anthropology at Roehampton, writing her thesis on freestyle practice in UK house dance. Carla is also a community dance practitioner and has danced for choreographers such as ADiaspora Collective in Frusted (2010) at the Breakin’ Convention Festival. She has published and presented her work, ‘From Club to Stage: The Integration of House Dance within Performance Practice’ (2013) and at conferences such as ADAD’s Re: Generations.

She is currently developing her research project for a PhD application and is leading the evaluation for an ACE-funded Transforming Leadership project, ‘We Move’.

Decolonizing Places and Pedagogies – Durga Mani Maran, Becca Weber, Carla Trim Vamben, Rita Marcalo + Q&A


This session features presentations on dance in rural Ireland with migrant and host communities by Instant Dissidence, a socially-engaged and ecologically-engaged company in the expanded field of dance and body-based practices, the evaluation of a UK based initiative ‘Transforming Leadership’, which is a leadership development programme to inspire, support and promote changemakers from the Hip […]