More about Zoe Parker

mermaids - photo by Lizzie Coombes at Bramley Baths September 2013

Zoe Parker is also a choreographer, trainer and performance coach. She has taught dance extensively over the past 20 years, including working with Dance and Disabilities, Early Years and Further Education. She has worked for leading local Arts organisations including: Leeds College of Music, Northern Ballet and Yorkshire Dance. She offers professional training – most recent additions being ‘Injury prevention for dancers’, and ‘Young People taking the lead’ ( co-delivered with Jake Orr from A Younger Theatre.)

Zoe makes work in unusual sites, which is accessible and fun. Zoe recently co-produced and choreographed ‘Mermaid Gala’ for Yorkshire Life Aquatic, a dry land synchronised swimming team that interact with water features. This was funded by Arts Council England. She is currently co-director of Yorkshire Life Aquatic, who create interdisciplinary arts events, projects and performances.

Zoe writes about dance- credits include Foundation for Community Dance, Culture Vulture, Fabric and Cloud Dance.

CPD and workshop opportunities -

Professional training – can deliver training in following areas ‘best practice’ in dance with Young people, creative tools to use young people, Social Media and writing about dance – how to get young people to talk about dance, Injury prevention – simple anatomy and tools for dancers and dance leaders.

Yorkshire Life Aquatic – Fun ways to exercise and dance – Workshops are inspired by synchronized swimming using movement and vintage era. This can be delivered in partnership with a local pool, if learning water-based synchronized moves is desired.

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Zoe Parker: Therapeutic Bodywork

Zoe works as a Body practitioner and Massage therapist and is trained in Yoga, Pilates and other functional exercise tools. Skills include various advanced massage techniques including thai massage which she learnt in Thailand with international master Asokananda. She currently works alongside a chiropractic team at Active Health Centre, delivering advanced rehabilitative therapeutic massage and training other therapists. She is currently exploring the potential of the ocular/vestibular aspects of the nervous system within dance and movement training and therapeutic work.

“The results were immediate. I felt stronger, more focused and had ‘a spring in my step’! Got so much work done that day!”
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