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MR ROBERT NICHOLSON

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Performing Arts Development (CPAD), Dance, Arts and Digital Industries (ADI)

Robert is a Senior Lecturer in Dance with over ten years'  experience performing in the UK and internationally as well as  teaching in the FE and HE sector.  

  • USS 3.05, Stratford Campus
    University of East London
    University Square Stratford
    1 Salway Road
    London
    E15 1NF
  • robert.nicholson@uel.ac.uk

    As a Senior Lecturer in Dance at UEL, I am committed to developing and supporting the skills for employability for our undergraduate BA Dance:Urban Practice student’s and to enable them to apply their learning on the degree course to real-life contexts.

    I studied at the Urdang Academy, London Studio Centre, Royal Academy of Dance and Laban and have worked extensively as a professional dancer / performing with many Contemporary dance companies and choreographers including; Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Retina Dance Company, Lea Anderson and The Featherstonehaughs, Green Candle Dance Company, State of Emergency, Foot in Hand Dance Company (Louise Katerega), Liz Lea for ROH2 (Royal Opera House) INTOTO (Jean Abreu, Lisa Torun, Liz Lea, Michael Popper). I also performed in the commercial sector for Royal Caribbean Productions and Paul Holman Associates productions.

    Prior to UEL, I was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln and before that Course Leader of Dance at Lewisham College, where I set up and led a number of higher education scholarship schemes with student’s progressing from the Access to HE course into conservatoire dance training. I have also been a teacher of dance at Newham Sixth Form College (delivering the BTEC and A Level Dance specifications) as well as Esher College.

    I have been successful in Arts Council and Institutional funding bids to establish student performance companies including NewVIc Dance Collective, Lincoln Dance Collective and UEL Dance Collective and this has allowed the student's to work with professional choreographers and perform in professional performance spaces. 

     

     

     



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    His current research interests focus on dance pedagogy, interdisciplinary performance and the identity of male gender within dance and performance art. 

     


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    Successful Arts Council Funding bids and Institutional bids to establish the NewVIc Dance Collective, Lincoln Dance Collective and UEL Dance Collective

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