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’.