Frances Byrnes - Northern School of Contemporary Dance



Career History

Frances is a Sheffielder. Professionally, she produces radio features and writes radio drama for BBC Radio 3 and 4. Since her BBC Production Traineeship in London she has made anything from regular Woman’s Hours to one-off Sony Award-winning features about Izal toilet roll or the ballets Apollo and Agon. She loves dance, and has an MA from the Laban Centre, so she makes work about it as often as she can. As well as having broadcast and writing skills, she is involved in higher education; presently as the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Sheffield, helping Animal and Plant Science students with their writing. She’s currently commissioned to write three dramas for BBC Radio, one called Just Dance. Frances loves what the Northern School of Contemporary Dance does and what it stands for.