Sue Way

Director of The Moose Hall

 

Sue is a Dancer, Choreographer, Community Dance practitioner, Yoga Teacher and Masseuse. She is an inspirational teacher who works with people of all abilities and ages sharing her passion for the power of dance to animate the spirit and increase health, vitality and wellbeing.

 

It has been her dream to own and run a dance and movement space and in August 2013 she purchased The Moose Hall Crediton with a view to developing a lively community resource.

 

Over the last 7 Years she has worked with Take Art and Dance in Devon to deliver inspirational projects that support the wellbeing of older people through dance. With Take Art and Core Dance she helped develop a teaching film LIFE CIRCLES as part of her current work as a community dance mentor and trainer.

 

In 2014, Sue received an Arts Council Award to continue to develop her practice in the field of Dance with Older People working in partnership with Tone Dance and building a new company in Mid Devon from the LOVE TO DANCE group. In 2016 another award from Arts Council England meant that Sue could further expand her company of older dance groups with a team of community dancers and further develop her creative and collaborative work in care settings.

 

From 2000 -2007 Sue worked for Arts Council England as the regional dance officer developing a robust infrastructure through which dance could develop.

 

She has been a dancer with Footloose Dance Company in Mid Wales and director and choreographer for Devon based, Jumpleads Dance Company. Sue worked as Dance Co-ordinator for 5 years at what is now The Exeter Phoenix.

 

Whilst bringing up her family Sue ran a successful community dance artist programme in Devon for 12 years, working as a choreographer for Devon’s 3D Youth dance project and for large scale community productions with the Crediton Arts Centre. Sue has taught dance at all the key stages at Maynards, Richard Huish College, Queen Elizabeth Community College, Pinhoe Church School and Diptford primary school.

 

In 2008 Sue worked with ceramicist Sandy Brown and musician Christoffer De Graal to create and perform a live art piece ENTER THE DANCE. Together they worked with 4 Reel Film to create a video JUMP TOUCH YELLOW that expressed how collaborative work can extend our creativity as artists.

 

Sue did her RAD ballet exams and an MA in choreography at The Laban Centre and B.Ed. Hons at Goldsmiths

 

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