TRACY WITNEY

Head of Learning & Participation

BA Hons Degree in Dance

Role and responsibilities:

Tracy oversees all the activity delivered with the Learning & Participation programme including weekly classes, summer schools, bespoke projects and the Centre for Advanced Training. To embed education work within the curriculum at Access, Degree & Post Graduate level Tracy also delivers workshops focussing on teaching and work within the community.

Tracy is also our Safeguarding & Prevent Lead and holds responsibility for the role of Widening Participation Officer at NSCD.

Career history

Tracy gained her BA Honours Degree in Dance at Bretton Hall, Leeds University. After working as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer she joined Phoenix Dance Theatre in 2000. She worked with Phoenix for 8 years as the company’s Education Officer then Manager under the artistic direction of Thea Nerrisa Barnes, Darshan Singh Bhuller and Javier De Frutos.

In 2008 she joined Northern School of Contemporary Dance as Head of Learning and Participation. Her role includes the management of the schools outreach programmes, centre based classes, the Centre for Advanced Training, masterclasses and summer school programmes. More recently she has also taken the role of co-chair of the Northern Children and Young Peoples Dance Network North (CYPDNN).