Assistant Professor for the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University
Karen is a Birmingham-born dancer, maker, researcher, educator and producer.is a Birmingham-born dancer, maker, researcher, educator and producer. She has worked as a freelance dance artist and teacher in Manchester, London and now Birmingham.
Her work includes projects that were supported by Arts Council England and involves collaborating with other art forms, such as drawing, lighting design and music. This work has shown at venues such as Contact Theatre, Manchester, FACT Liverpool and Vivid Projects, Birmingham. Her recent research projects investigate artists engagement with policy making and decolonisation of cultural dance practices.
Currently, she is Assistant Professor for the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University and her research explores choreographic practices, dance education and artist development. She is co-founder of Manchester Dance Consortium and Associate Director of Birmingham Dance Network.
A panel exploring the concepts of legacy, tradition, innovation and authenticity within today’s global tap scene. The Tap Dance Research Network UK (TDRN UK) brings together tap practitioners and academics to explore creative processes, performances and knowledges of tap dance. TDRN UK seeks to expand the existing body of literature and documentation of the art form and […]