Rosie Allen-Perdikeas

Dance and the way in which the body can move continually fascinates Rosie. She remembers as a child she could not stop moving; spinning, jumping, falling, rolling and so it has continued throughout her life! Dance is a life-long friend and passion, it connects our human experience with a creative common language in a myriad of life enhancing ways.

                                         

Rosie studied at Rambert School of Ballet, London in the early 80’s and worked as a dance professional for over 25 years, regionally, nationally and internationally with dance companies, artists & organisations including; New Adventures, Second Stride, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Dance House Dance, Mathew Hawkins, Ian Spink, Nigel Charnock, Aletta Collins, Lois Taylor, Clare Parker, Middlesex University, Irie! Dance Theatre, Dance in Devon, Arts for Health Cornwall and DAISI. Rosie is also a qualified massage, Reiki and Shiatsu therapist.

Rosie came to live in the South West in 2005. During the last 14 years, through training and her passion for supporting health through dance Rosie has co-ordinated and choregraphed many inter-generational community dance & arts projects. She specialises in working with people with long term health conditions; Dementia, Stroke, Parkinson’s and offers dance, and exercise for falls prevention across many differing community settings in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.

Rosie is the founder of Active Arts for Life CIC (2015). Together with co-director and dance artist Clare Parker they work collaboratively with a range of partners including Dance in Devon and offer participatory arts-based projects for people of all ages with long term health conditions in Plymouth and across Devon. They are currently developing an inter-generational project Wonder-FULL- Lives taking dance performance and workshop programmes into residential care homes.

Rosie is interested in all genres of dance, why and what makes people want to dance. For over two decades her dance practice has involved researching cultural dance and identity, learning and fusing styles including; traditional, social, popular and cultural dance. Rosie’s aspiration through dance is to support the health and well-being of individuals and communities through the empowerment of self exploration, discovery and creativity.

Rosie will be teaching Tread and Thread at Space to Move

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