Professional Class: Gerrard Martin
Gerrard teaches and facilitates technique, creativity and freedom of expression through movement and dance. He will engage with specific elements of contemporary dance such as postural alignment, floor-work, musicality, contact work, improvisation and choreography. Gerrard provides a safe space to explore dance and encourages participants to have fun while learning and facilitating creativity through movement.
- You will have access to the Old Library from 10:15.
- For safety reasons, we cannot admit participants after 10.40am, or when the class reaches maximum capacity.
Gerrard Martin trained at De Montfort University, gaining a BA Hons in English Literature and Performing Arts; he then went on to Northern School of Contemporary Dance and obtained a Diploma in Professional Dance Studies. He has danced for Akademi for Jose Agrudo, the Rosie Kay Dance Company, and has toured nationally with Tavaziva Dance, Union Dance Company, as well as dancing for the West End's production of the Lion King, Ballet Black, Aletta Collins Dance Company, State of Emergency, and Phoenix Dance Company. Currently, Gerrard is teaching and mentoring on the Children Youth Dance and Adult Classes & Courses programme at the Place, and is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Northampton.
Gerrard has choreographed for Outbox Theatre, Longborough Opera, British Museum, Pegasus Opera and the National Portrait gallery. The West Bengal Federation of Dance, India commissioned Gerrard’s choreography for World Dance Day.