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Zara Jane Baker

Dance Performance & Teaching, BA (Hons)

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About me

I am a 2023 Graduate of the BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching Course, and am moving onto further studies at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, beginning my masters in Dance and Creative Enterprise.

My influences are eclectic, as a young dancer I trained within several disciplines including, contemporary, street, ballroom, latin, contortion and lyrical. I am creative without boundaries and encourage others in their experimentation. I value inclusion and diversity of ability, making it central to teaching and learning. I am passionate about cross disciplinary collaboration as the creative input of others is unpredictable, exciting, and fulfilling.

My third year independent project was focused on how I am able to facilitate autonomy and ownership in my participants. It was just the beginning of ongoing passion for collaboration and confidence building practice that aims to grow the collaboration between choreographer and dancer, dance and the arts.

Photo from ‘Experience’, a solo performance choreographed and performed by Zara Jane. Photography by David Schofield.

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From a photoshoot with David Schofield.

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Photo from ‘Experience’, a solo performance choreographed and performed by Zara Jane. Photography by David Schofield.

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Photo from ‘Experience’, a solo performance choreographed and performed by Zara Jane. Photography by Abbie Blake.

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From a photoshoot with David Schofield.

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Photo from ‘Experience’, a solo performance choreographed and performed by Zara Jane. Photography by Abbie Blake.

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Photo from ‘Experience’, a solo performance choreographed and performed by Zara Jane. Photography by Abbie Blake.

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Moment captured from ‘Scatter Cushion’, the third year touring work. Photographed by Christopher McCarthy.

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Photo from ‘Experience’, a solo performance choreographed and performed by Zara Jane. Photography by Abbie Blake.

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Keywords: dance, contemporary, art, creative, move, creative arts, performance, show


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