Dr Sally Crawford-Shepherd

Course Leader - BA (Hons) Performing Arts

Sally Crawford-Shepherd is a dance practitioner, educator, and scholar. A Kansan by birth, she has moved around the world absorbing inspiration from diverse environments to share through performances, research, and workshops with professionals and students.

She achieved her BFA in Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her MA in Choreography at Trinity Laban in London. Sally completed her PhD in Dance Ethnography at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Sally served as the Coordinator for Dance at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, in Trinidad from 2015-2018, is a Co-Director for Tap Dance Research Network UK, and is part of the UK Node for PoP Moves International. Sally’s current research interests explore how tap dance improvisation can move beyond the stage to become a medium for arts activism and dance scholarship in live and digital platforms.

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