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Knocking on doors with biscuits
Date posted: 09 July 2020
People Dancing Associate Artist Louise Katerega in conversation with dancer and choreographer Marcia Edwards about her transition from dancer to setting up her own community dance company.
Marcia Edwards.

In the recorded conversation below Marcia talks about her transition from dancer to setting up her own community dance company - ME. Marcia’s story offers great insight into how to make the transition.

Her story is very typical for many of us who have found ourselves entering a career in dance, from being encouraged by an inspirational teacher, that audition Flashdance moment and then working out what to do when your performing days are behind you.

Marcia has some down to earth and no-nonsense advice and tips about setting goals, developing networks and knocking on doors with biscuits.

If you would like to find out more about Marcia and ME Dance Company visit:

Marcia's biography

Marcia Edwards is a teacher and choreographer based in the West Midlands. She achieved a BA Hons from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and a PTTLS qualification. After graduating she danced with ACE Dance and Music, State of Emergency, Dida Dance Norway and toured commercially in Paris, Switzerland and Romania. She has worked with choreographers such as Nevile Campbell, Janice Garret, Jamie Watton, Gail Parmel, Barwen Tavaziva, Akiko Kitamura, Vinvent Mantsoe and Robert Moses.

She has taught in numerous educational establishments, up to university level, led Big Dance Birmingham and worked in Great Britain’s National School Games. She teaches across the Midlands, including pro class for Birmingham Dance Network/DanceXchange, ACE Dance and Music, 2 Faced Dance and Flexus Dance Collective; as well as running her own professional dance company, ME Dance and ME Dance Youth. Her 20 years plus experience has given her extensive connections with schools, colleges and universities, as well as international institutions such as Graham of Europe, Conception Dance Company (Grenada), and Dida Dance Company (Norway).

Since July 2019 Marcia has been the Rehearsal Director for Ace Dance and Music, for a premier of their double bill ‘Skin’. Recently she has produced films called ‘Disconnect’ for her professional company and 'Overload' for her youth company and is now working on her next short film for Netherlands composer Frans Bak of Dharma Records.