Stacie is a dance artist, filmmaker and PhD scholarship candidate researching creative digital technology for performing arts education at De Montfort University. She is also the digital and communications assistant at People United (arts & kindness charity) and an honorary senior research associate at University of Kent.
Stacie achieved a first class BA Hons Degree in dance from the University of Chester in 2011 and went on to gain an MFA in Choreography from the University of Roehampton in 2013. She then completed an internship in the Roehampton Dance Department creating a digital platform for dialogue between artists, students and audiences whilst also developing a digital portfolio of design work and film material for artists and arts venues across London. Stacie has also led practical workshops and seminars on ‘digital film for research’ and taught on the Dance Anthropology MA programme and the Screendance BA3 module at the University of Roehampton.
Since that time Stacie has worked in various roles, from project coordination in the learning and participation department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance to marketing & project management executive at Reactive Graphics digital design agency, London and most recently she completed a two-year research project in the University of Kent, School of Arts developing a digital resource for actor training. The resource was published in July 2018 by Methuen Drama Bloomsbury and the work involved presentations and workshops testing and evaluating the work in progress with students and academics, internationally.
In January 2018 Stacie began my PhD journey. My PhD study is focused on evaluating the role of digital creativity in pre-HE performing arts education and examining the national shortfall in digital performance capabilities of students entering HE courses and industry.
Through practice based research methods and collaborating with key stakeholders, including professional companies, universities and key education providers this PhD aims to define and theorise a pedagogic framework for using technology within FE performing arts subjects, working within the existing syllabus and harnessing the skills already present in students.
Alongside this, Stacie is working with People United, an innovative charity based in Canterbury promoting kindness and pro-social change through arts and creativity. Stacie is assisting in developing their communications strategy and enhancing their digital presence through producing relevant content, maintaining relationships and engaging new audiences.
Stacie’s creative practice is interdisciplinary and mainly rooted in cine-choreographic exploration and collaboration. One of my latest collaborative projects commissioned by the National Maritime Museum, London, was a yearlong research project and screen dance installation titled Who is the Land which combined film and choreographic techniques to form part of an immersive installation.