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Hello, my name is Debi Hedderwick, I am a choreographer, performer, producer, creative educator and mentor based in Derbyshire.

I am a co-founder and Creative Director of Learning Through Arts, (an independent arts organisation that develops inclusive and inspiring creative learning projects across all sectors of the community). I also work as an independent artist, and have a specialism in working with young people and those with additional and complex needs. I am the artistic director and founder of both a professional dance theatre company The Secret Dance Club, and locally based inclusive Youth Dance Company Wirksworth INdependDANCE.

I have worked throughout my career with the belief that being involved dance is a profoundly transformative experience that enhances mental health and emotional well-being, as well as physical health benefits, and am committed to offering dance opportunities to all.

I am currently Chair of Arts Derbyshire, countywide strategic and development arts charity.

In 2018 I was awarded a British Citizen Award for contribution to the arts.


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Learning Through Arts 

Independent arts organisation that develops inclusive and inspiring creative learning projects across all sectors of the community, working with people and partners to increase opportunity and participation. 

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The Secret Dance Club 

Professional dance theatre company exploring innovative approaches to combining dance with text, projection, new music to create narrative form that explores human stories and current issues

Wirksworth INdependDANCE

Inclusive youth dance company making full length contemporary dance theatre through collaborative choreography; with productions touring to Edinburgh Fringe, the International Youth Arts Festival, and European twin towns.


Work as an Independent Artist

Debi Hedderwick is a choreographer, performer and creative educator, trained in contemporary dance at LSCD (Diploma), and in music (BA Hons) at Nottingham University, who works with people of all ages and ranges.

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Dance Interaction

Creative movement intervention through individually tailored one-one sessions for young people with ASD and complex needs, and people experiencing emotional and mental health issues.

Moving Experience and Moving Together

Moving Experience - creative contemporary dance classes for young people of all ages and abilities from 5 - 19 years. 

Moving Together - integrated youth dance group, bringing together young people with and without disability.

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