SANDRA GOLDING

MA DANCE AND SOMATIC WELL-BEING AND THE LIVING BODY.


Sandra is currently an African Holistic Dance practitioner, workshop facilitator, community artist, choreographer and performer. Although classically and contemporary trained at the ‘London school of classical dance’ and ‘West Street Studios’ Sandra specialises in African Caribbean dance.

Earlier in her career, Sandra gained over 15yrs valuable experience in African Caribbean dance as principal dancer/teacher of Birmingham-based Kokuma Dance Theatre Company under the artistic direction of Jackie Guy MBE.

All of which has contributed to the focus of her work, promoting the unification of African arts through performance in collaboration with national and international artists. Providing dance and music workshop as well as performing opportunities for individuals who have a passion for dance,

In 2009 Sandra graduated with an MA Dance and somatic wellbeing and the living body, at the University of Central Lancaster, continued her studies in 2010 at Worcester University on the MSc Degree in Integrative Dance movement Psychotherapy programme designed by Terrence Wendell Brathwaite.

Sandra has taught nationally and internationally, choreographed for Jamaica 50 celebration in 2012 at symphony hall Birmingham and was a guest teacher for ‘L’acadco’ Dance Company and ‘Ashe’ Community Arts Company in Jamaica.

During the summer of 2015 Sandra delivered, African holistic dance workshop for the Spiritual Living Consciousness Awakening retreat and conference in the Centre for Peace Geneva and performed in Dub Qalander an inter-cultural collaborative performance of Sufi and roots rock reggae music at Symphony Hall Birmingham.

Her dedication and passion for the survival of African and Caribbean dance has resulted in development and delivery of African holistic dance a complimentary therapeutic dance, movement education within the community, with a focus on the Health and wellbeing of the individual and their relationship with their bodies and connection with nature.


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