Tracy Witney - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Head of Learning & Participation

BA Hons Degree in Dance

Role and responsibilities:

Tracy has overall responsibility for the NSCD's community and outreach provision including activity delivered within the Learning & Participation programme, Centre for Advanced Training and linking with professional company visits to the Riley Theatre. 

Tracy is also our Safeguarding & Prevent Lead and has strategic overview of the Widening Participation programme at NSCD 

Career history

Tracy gained her BA Honours Degree in Dance at Bretton Hall College, Leeds University. She worked as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer on varying projects across the UK. In 2000 she became the Education Officer Phoenix Dance Theatre, later taking the role of Education then General Manager of the company. Under the artistic direction of Thea Nerrisa Barnes, Darshan Singh Bhuller and Javier De Frutos, her work included delivery & management of the company’s outreach programme, youth dance company and education resources.

In 2008 she joined Northern School of Contemporary Dance as Head of Learning and Participation. Since joining NSCD Tracy has expanded the Centre for Advanced Training, instigated new youth programmes and established our boys only youth company and run events such at Colllide. She is on a number of networks across the UK as a passionate advocate for dance, which includes Co – Chair of the Children & Young Peoples Dance Network North (CYPDNN) and the National Centres for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT’s)