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Luca becomes Programme Leader at the University of Suffolk and Dance East.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Luca Braccia AFHEA as the new Programme Leader and Lecturer in Dance for the BA (Hons) Dance launched by the University of Suffolk in collaboration with Dance East, in Ipswich.

Luca will lead the University’s dance provision and develop a vision for holistic dance training for the undergraduate dance degree. He will contribute to other modules including, dance technique, dance pedagogy, choreography and/or critical/contextual studies. Luca will also participate in a range of supporting activities including recruitment, admissions, marketing, professional liaison and networking.

This BA (Hons) Dance course is designed to facilitate the development as a versatile dance artist. Responding to growth in demand for dance artists working in health, education and community settings this innovative course prepare for a successful career within this context. It is the first two-year work-based dance degree in the UK, representing a unique partnership between the University of Suffolk and DanceEast.

The University of Suffolk is an ambitious new institution which has an aspirational vision for the future of its performance provision. DanceEast is one of the UK’s leading national dance organisations. It hosts an eclectic selection of internationally renowned dance companies and choreographers such as Rosemary Lee, Luca Silvestrini's Protein, Julie Cunningham, Matthew Bourne’s Re:Bourne, Russell Maliphant Company, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Anna Williams.  Artists create new work and perform alongside local community projects in a diverse programme bringing people together through dance from across Suffolk and the region.

Luca will take over the role on Monday 4th November 2019.

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