Sue Hawksley has extensive experience as a dance educator. She graduated in 1983 from the Teacher Training course at the Royal Ballet School, London. Lecturing posts include: University of Bedfordshire, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, the Royal Ballet School and University of Leeds. Freelance teaching includes Scottish Ballet, Michael Clark Company, AMP, Dance Base, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Scottish Dance Theatre.

Photo: Maria Falconer

Sue's dance and movement classes draw on a broad range of influences from contemporary and classical dance techniques, and somatic movement practices such as Yoga, Authentic Movement, T'ai Chi and the Eyerman Technique (itself a synthesis of Feldenkrais and Yoga). The emphasis is on developing a strong, centered and dynamic use of the body, focusing on awareness, clarity and ease in movement, underpinned by a concern for healthy and sustainable practice.

In creative workshops participants are invited to engage on journeys of exploration, discovery and articulation of ideas and concepts through movement, experiential anatomy and process-based work. Workshop themes include Bodywork into Movement; Attention and Presence; Memory/Re-membering; Language and Gesture

2019 Sue Hawksley