Summer School Tutor 12-13yrs
Born and raised in Leeds, Mason began his dance training at the age of 17 upon gaining a place on the Centre for Advanced Training Scheme at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. From this Mason went on to full-time vocational training on the Foundation course and later progressed onto the Degree. In 2016 Mason graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance where he was awarded with the Carolyn Woolridge Outstanding Performer Scholarship. Upon graduating, Mason was a part of the Post-graduate performance company VERVE 17 where he worked with the likes of James Cousins Company, Leila McMillan and Carlos Pons Guerra (Denada Dance Theatre) and toured contemporary works as part of an ensemble around the UK and Europe. Most recently, Mason graduated at MA level with a Masters in Contemporary Dance Performance.
Since May 2017, Mason has been a Company Dancer at Black Box Dance Company in Denmark, where he has performed works choreographed by an array of professional artists including Tim Rushton (Danish Dance Theatre), Fotis Nikalaou (X-it Dancetheatre), Jason Mabana (Akram Khan Company), Stephanie Thomasen (Uppercut Dance Theatre), Tina Taarpgard (Recoil performance group) and Marie Brolin-Tani (Skånes Dance Theatre). As part of this, Mason has toured choreographic works internationally to places such as Cyprus, Greenland, Sweden and Tanzania. Alongside performing, Mason has a real passion for teaching/ community development and a keen eye for rehearsal directing. Mason worked as a rehearsal director for the NSCD CAT Students in 2018 and is excited to be back this year for more of the same!