Debi Hedderwick is a choreographer, performer and creative educator, trained in contemporary dance at London School of Contemporary Dance (Diploma), and in music (BA Hons) at Nottingham University, who works with people of all ages and ranges of experience to:
inspire long term participation in dance practise, with inclusivity as a core principle
explore ideas, and develop communication, connection and creative expression through dance
enhance learning and personal development through creative processes
make innovative and engaging dance theatre
Believing that dance is a transforming participatory experience, and should be open to everyone to enjoy, Debi encourages engagement and inclusion, inspires creativity, and facilitates participants’ personal development and aspiration through the contemporary dance and choreographic processes that she facilitates. Her teaching style allows all participants to develop in their own way, combining technical and creative skill development, with a primary emphasis on enjoyment and experiencing the joy of dance activity.
Debi works in Early Years, Family Learning, Social Pedagogy, Primary and Secondary, Special Education, students with complex needs, with young people outside of formal education, Looked After Children, and young asylum seekers. She has a particular specialism in working with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and complex needs, having personally developed an innovative approach to using dance in this area, Dance Interaction.