Vicki Busfield graduated from the Northern Ballet School in 2001 and later went on to train at London Contemporary Dance School gaining a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in contemporary dance.
Over the course of her career Vicki has had the opportunity to work overseas as well as in the UK in a broad range of roles such as dance artist, choreographer, teacher, producer and Artistic Director. She has choreographed work for large scale theatre performances, dance films, and site specific events such as the Lord Mayor’s Show, Art Night: Dance All Night, Liberty Festival and the Barbican’s Walthamstow Garden Party.
Her performance credits include work by Kerry Nicholls, Aletta Collins, Victoria Marks and Katie Green. She performed in ‘Pictures from an Exhibition’ at the Young Vic choreographed by Frauke Requardt and was a dancer in the London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony.
Vicki has over 20 years’ experience working in the dance sector producing and facilitating dance opportunities for children, youth, adults and older adults, including working with people with long term health conditions and dementia. She regularly works as a Dance Artist for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and DanceEast on their digital dance programme, and as a teacher training facilitator for the Royal Opera House’s national Create and Dance programme. Committed to ensuring those with least access have the opportunity to experience dance, she also sits on the board, previously chair, of CoDa Dance Company, a unique contemporary dance company specialising in dance and neurology community work and digital immersive performances informed by experiences of people with neurological disabilities.
As the Artistic Director and founder of DashDotDance (2012) based in East London, she provides participatory dance opportunities, delivers professional development training for teachers and artists and produces inclusive documentary and dance films.
Vicki’s journey with Stopgap began in 2015 during the development of the IRIS syllabus where she was involved with piloting and delivering this to her own DashDotDance groups. Later in 2018 she became a Creative Learning Associate for the company and delivers Artificial Things’ workshops in schools as part of the GCSE dance syllabus, as well as CPD and IRIS artist training workshops.
By drawing on her knowledge and passion for dance, Vicki looks to support participants to move with her through engaging and enjoyable experiences, igniting their individual creativity and curiosity.
Photo credit: Rachel Cherry