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Laura Griffiths


Laura Griffiths is Secretary for the DanceHE Board.

Laura Griffiths is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Film, Music, and Performing Arts.

Previous appointments have included visiting lectureships and Teaching Fellow in Performance and Archival Practices at the University of Leeds. In 2014, Laura completed an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in partnership with the University of Leeds and Phoenix Dance Theatre which focused upon notions of the body as archive and the intersection between dance practice and archival principles. Broadly, her research interests include the relationship between dance and the archive, digital archive and performance, African People’s Dance, early British Modern Dance Practices, theories of embodiment and dance writing and criticism.

Professional industry experience has encompassed project management within the arts, dance teaching in community settings, lecturing, and research project assistance. Laura continues to work with partners at Yorkshire Dance, University of Leeds and Breakfast Creatives in exploring the potential for digital technologies to deepen and widen audience engagement with contemporary dance through the digital adaptation of Liz Lerman‘s Critical Response Process (

Laura can be contacted at the following email address

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