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Geraldine Hurl biography

Geraldine Hurl has developed a 40-year career working as a dance artist practitioner particularly in the fields of professional development and training, community dance and dance education. She has worked for several key dance organisations in Wales including Powys Dance (Impelo), Rubicon Dance and latterly as Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC) where she was responsible for the development, implementation and direction of the first single honours dance degree in Wales. She has gained a wide range of experiences across many dance disciplines:  choreographer and performer, dance lecturer, teacher, facilitator, and trainer.

In support of her work as a dance artist practitioner, she has developed skills in management, project development and administration. Currently working as a freelance dance specialist and consultant, Geraldine was until recently External Examiner for the Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies at RAD, an assessor for Trinity College London for the Diploma is Dance Teaching and Learning and has been supporting a Swansea primary school in developing their school dance curriculum. She has undertaken several research & evaluation projects for dance organisations in South Wales - Rubicon, Ballet Cymru and Bombastic, a company that specialises in dance theatre and digital platforms for young people.

She is Chair of the Board of Trustees for Bombastic. She still likes to create and perform dance and is as a member of Striking Attitudes, a professional and community dance theatre company for the older dancer, based in Cardiff.  Having recently moved to West Wales she has set up Teifi Dance providing a weekly class for older participants. 

 

Geraldine Hurl, People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry