Ruth Pethybridge

 

ruth.pethybridgeRuth Pethybridge is a dance artist, choreographer and facilitator. She has delivered dance in diverse settings with all ages: from babies to the elderly and everything in between. Her practice emphasises creativity in choreographic processes, finding ways to form people’s unique choices and ways of moving into performance work. She joined Falmouth University as a lecturer in 2013 and continues to research for a practice based PhD. Previous projects have included working with Oxford Youth Dance, Anjali Dance Company, Big Dance London and Pegasus Theatre, and in roles such as education coordinator for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company. In 2008 Ruth facilitated the first Age Inclusive National College for Community Dance course for the Foundation for Community Dance, and authored the corresponding handbook. In 2011 Ruth worked alongside Rosemary Lee as rehearsal director on Square Dances for London festival Dance Umbrella. Ruth continues to practice as an independent dance artist alongside her lecturing work for Falmouth.