Dr. Sue Smith

Program Advisory Committee

Sue is Course Leader for Dance & Choreography at Falmouth University. She freelanced as an independent dance artist for many years, working in participatory practice, performance and screen. Sue is a Clore Fellow, was awarded a Rayne Fellowship for Choreographers, and was Director of Dance in Devon 2015-21. Sue completed a PhD in Choreography at Falmouth University, is a Board member of Gecko Theatre, and is Chair of People Dancing.

Sue trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. She was an early member of CandoCo Dance Company (1992-99) returning as Associate Director in 2005. She has worked as a collaborating performer on projects, including with Emily Claid, Siobhan Davies, Wendy Houstoun, and Nigel Charnock.

From 2015-21, Sue was Executive Director of Dance in Devon (arts and education charity), leading on a diverse range of cross-sector projects which involved supporting professional artists and aspiring dancers alongside place-making, health and community-building projects. Her passion for dance and health is reflected in the many projects she leads, e.g., Dance for Cancer, Best Foot Forward (falls prevention), All Aboard (young disabled people), and Arts On Call (isolation and loneliness).

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