School of Fine & Performing Arts
College of Arts
Kayla is a dancer, practitioner and performance maker. She is passionate about enabling others to work from a place of embodiment and ownership as a means of developing a clear technical and dynamic body. Yoga, release technique, contact improvisation and somatics inform her approach to both teaching and the qualities she presents as a performer. As a performance maker and teacher of Choreography, she is guided by her professional practice as well as current shifts in the scene. Kayla actively encourages discourse about choreography and what it can be; she guides students through a wealth of literature, practice and performances and she creates playful yet rigorous work environments so that all students have the opportunity to find their choreographic potential. Kayla has been based at the University of Lincoln since 2007 and is influential in the writing and shaping of the undergraduate dance degree, the MA Choreography and the MFA Choreographing Live Art alongside the dance team.
Senior Lecturer in Dance Predominant Teaching and Module Coordination Responsibilities include: Masters Level Facilitating Dance Creation Examining Choreography Final Projects: Dissertation by Practice Third year Dissertation Second Year Dance Technique and Somatics Applied Dance Techniques Contact Improvisation: An Ongoing Research Lab First Year Dance Improvisation and Reflective Practice
Contemporary Dance Techniques, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation, Choreography, Integrated and inclusive dance pedagogy, Somatics, Touch, Yoga
Kayla has been developing dance and performance work nationally and internationally since 2000. She works collaboratively with artists from other disciplines to create performance, installation, dance film and participatory art works. Kayla peer reviews articles for Research in Dance Education, is a Board Member of St Hugh’s Art Foundation and is External Examiner for the BA (Hons) Dance at Hull College.