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Louise Katerega, Independent Dance Artist/Arts & Diversity Consultant

LOUISE KATEREGA has been a versatile contributor to the UK dance scene for almost two decades. The daughter and granddaughter of primary school teachers, education has been a touchstone of her career developing far beyond workshops to in-depth strategic work in schools and national education initiatives.She is especially acknowledged for her national and international development work in dance by, for and with disabled people. Based in Leicester, she has enjoyed a broad portfolio career as a performer, teacher, choreographer and - now parenthood is in progress - increasingly, a consultant, strategic thinker and creative producer.

What We Offer

Single workshops for all ages from Foundation Stage to KS4
INSET sessions
Twilight staff training
Longer term planning, consultancy and strategic work with Primary and Secondary Schools in general creativity; kinaesthetic learning (learning through movement, touch etc); specialist dance or dance as a means to teach/engage with any school subject; culture, diversity and un-doing racism; whole school improvement and change

Creative and creating dance related to any area of the curriculum - particular interest in maths, science, literacy, history, PSE and cultural diversity

Dance by, for and with disabled young people and those who support them including team teaching/brokering relationships with professional disabled dancers and companies

Collaborations with other artists as co-leaders especially music, poetry/spoken word, theatre, visual art

I have life coaching training in Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication which heavily influences my pedagogy. My approach is participant-led or participant-centred, fuelled as much by questions and questioning as offering specific techniques and solutions.

All sessions consist of introduction/ice-breaker, warm-up, learning skills, applying skills/own creative input, sharing work and/or plenary.

Examples of strategic work in education:
• working across Warwickshire LEA for over a decade leading INSET and in-school sessions including as their Sport England TOP Dance Trainer and special projects using dance to illuminate the curriculum
• a project to introduce artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet to working in schools with then musical collaborator annA rydeR.
• from 2005, until withdrawal of government funding in 2011, involvement in Creative Partnerships, a nationwide flagship programme linking schools with creative professionals from art and science to increase achievements, aspirations and life chances
• Creative Partnerships projects included single 6 – 12 week projects as an artist designed to improve subjects such as maths, handwriting, awareness of cultural diversity, social relationships and from 2008 – 11 the leadership/management role of Creative Agent at The Grove Primary School, Melton Mowbray guiding them in the employment of creatives to effect whole school improvement

Contact Name
Louise Katerega
Art Forms
Dance, Other


KS1 - KS3

25 Feb - 12 Jul

Louise Katerega, Independent Dance Artist/Arts & Diversity Consultant


25 Feb - 05 Jul

Louise Katerega, Independent Dance Artist/Arts & Diversity Consultant