Dawn is the Artistic Director of our County Company and ensures the artistic quality of the whole East Riding Youth Dance programme. Following a successful career as a professional dancer with a number of contemporary dance companies including the present Phoenix Dance Theatre (PDT), Dawn’s passion turned to teaching and administrating dance. Whilst at PDT she became the Company's Education Manager and established their first youth dance company, the Phoenix Academy, which remains relevant and instrumental to the Company.
In 2004 Dawn became the Community Dance Co-ordinator at Woldgate College, Pocklington and has lectured dance pedagogy at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. She is the Choreographer and Movement Director at Leeds Grand Youth Theatre, developing movement skills and choreographing their annual musicals. Currently Dawn is the Course Leader for HE Dance at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College and has recently completed her Master's Degree in choreography at Leeds Beckett University.