Genevieve say is an independent dance artist, performer and choreographer and Artistic Director of Birmingham Dance Network. In 2003 she trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, graduating with First class BA(Hons) in Dance and Performance. Since then Genevieve has been working professionally as a dancer nationally and internationally for various dance and theatre companies including Gary Clarke, Splendid Productions, and Lisi Perry (Collision). Genevieve is currently performing in a Splendid Productions adaptation of Macbeth, which is touring internationally. When back home in Birmingham Genevieve continues to lead and develop Birmingham Dance Network, an organisation she co-founded in 2013. See 'projects' for more info about Birmingham Dance Network. Genevieve has been been making her own work since 2006 and is the Artistic Director of The Mustdashios, a comedy dance duo she established in 2010. She makes ensemble pieces and solo work under her own name, and often works in collaboration with visual and sound artists. Genevieve has lead dance and theatre workshops for over 10 years and sees working with community groups as an integral part of her practice. She has experience of working with all age groups on anything between delivering a hours workshop on dance practitioners to artistically leading major performance projects with over 50 community participants. Genevieve was part of establishing Manchester Dance Consortium in 2011 and believes in artist lead organisations that feed grass roots arts activities in the city.Locked Pro Plan feature
Since it’s inception in 2013 Birmingham Dance Network (BDN) has tirelessly worked towards retaining professional dance artists in Birmingham and the wider region by creating high quality performance, training, discussion and networking opportunities. As an artist led organisation, BDN has a unique insight into the local ecology of the dance sector which means it can respond directly to the needs of its community, and develop new ways of moving forward based on the network’s needs. BDN has established activities that have become fundamental parts of the dance scene in Birmingham. These include twice weekly professional class at DanceXchange; Birmingham’s first dance platform ‘Introducing’; weekend long ‘intensives’ with internationally respected artists, and debate forum ‘Salon BHAM!’ which reaches out to the performing arts sector more generally to discuss issues surrounding the arts. BDN also holds regular open meetings which offer dancers and those working in dance the opportunity to gather and discuss what BDN are doing, and how we might move forward.