Rachel Deadman is the Programme Director at The Dance Movement. 

As leader of the organisation she is responsible for the Company's strategy and implementing the programme with support form the Board of Directors.

Rachel teaches extensively for the Company, choreographs performances and produces projects.

Dance styles taught: Street Dance, Contemporary Dance and Choreography

Did you know that Rachel?
  • is studying for an MA in Dance at Chichester University.
  • has Skydived twice, loves cats and loves tea!
  • is a guest lecturer at UCA Farnham on the DFSA course and UEL Stratford

Grace CampbellGrace Black is the Project Report and Evaluation Officer well as a Dance Artist. Her role focuses on critically evaluating our outreach projects and the reporting and archiving of Company dance projects, old and new. 

Grace finds interesting and relevant avenues to disseminate the work that we do as a Company to help build our profile. Grace further works as a performer and dance teacher for the company, delivering outreach programmes to our locals schools and running the Youth Contemporay Class.

Dance styles taught: Contemporary, Choreography and Street/Commercial 

Did you know that Grace?

  • has completed her B.A (Hons) in Dance and an M.A in Dance Research at The University of Chichester
  • is a beautiful dancer!
  • does not like cats but does love tea, one out of two is not bad, we can't all be purffect!

Sarah Covington is a Dance Artist for the company. Sarah delivers our Leg-it programme with the director, Rachel specialising in delivering boys dance. 

Dance styles taught: Contemporary Dance and Choreography

Did you know that Sarah?

  • has obtained a B.A (Hons) degree in Dance from the University of Middlesex.
  • also teaches for Synergy Dance

Nicky NortonNicky Norton is the Company Administrator.

Alongside this role she teaches for the Company, specialising in Key Stage 1 & 2 delivery. 

Nicky also choreographs for Company performances.

Dance styles taught: Bollywood, Traditional English Dances, Contemporary and Choreography.

Did you know that Nicky?
  • also works for Stopgap Dance Company as the creative learning manager and teacher.
  • likes riding fast on motorbikes.
  • is very good at knitting and made Rachel's cat a hat for Christmas!

Cherie Brennan is a Dance Artist for the company. Cherie delivers a series of classes as part of the outreach programme to local schools and leads the Farnham Maltings Hip Hop classes. Cherie also performs in company performances and projects.

Dance styles taught: Afro-Caribbean, Street Dance, Contemporary Dance and Choreography

Did you know that Cherie?

  • has obtained a B.A (Hons) degree in Dance and Culture from the University of Surrey.
  • also teaches for Stopgap and Casson and Friends.
  • has a beautiful singing voice and was part The University Gospel Choir of the Year at Surrey University.

Contractual Staff Administration and Business

Business Consultant:  Linda Jasper

Book Keeping: Collette Macklin

Professional Performers & Dancers:
As well as our own dance team we work with freelance dancers, choreographers and artists; people we are working with and have worked with in the past include:

  • Rob Clrake
  • Mary Branson
  • Jo Mackie
  • James Finnemore
  • Aya Kobayashi
  • Sally Marie
  • Fional Millward

Contractual Staff Artistic
Dance Teachers:

  • Grace Black Contemporary Dance
  • Cherie Brennan Contemporary Dance
  • Rachel Deadman Street Dance and Contemporary Dance
  • Suzie Gardiner Contemporary Dance
  • Nicky Norton Contemporary, Bollywood, Polynesian and Musical Theatre

A little bit of dance that Rachel made for first years on the Digital Film and Screen Arts Course at UCA Farnham to shoot, edit and play with.

Dancers: Josh Boyle & Grace Campbell
Film and Edit:  Arturs Reinholds
Choreography:  Rachel Deadman

Thanks to Rosie Gunn and Anne Parisio, DFSA