Dr Jennifer Roche

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Dance, Dancer's perspective, Choreographic practice, Somatics, Creative Practice as Research, Performer Training, Introspective enquiry


Performing Arts and Creative Writing

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD in Dance (University of Roehampton)


Teaches contemporary dance technique, choreographic studies, partnering, contextualisation of dance and teaching dance. Units she coordinates: KDB213 Dance Technique Studies 3; KDB111 Performance in Context 1; KDB206 Contextualising Dance in the 21st Century; KDB107 Choreographic Studies 1 and KDB205 Teaching Dance                                                                                                                                                                                                     Prior teaching includes:   2011 to 2013: Lecturer in Dance on the BA Voice and Dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland - teaching Somatics, choreography, contemporary dance technique and narrative approaches to writing.   2001 to 2009: Sessional teacher at the University of Limerick, teaching on the MA in Dance Performance and Graduate Diploma in Dance - teaching choreography, contemporary dance technique and performance practice.   1992 to 2o11: Teaching professional class for various dance companies and organisations including, Fabulous Beast, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Rex Levitates and Dance Ireland.                                                                                                                                                              Ongoing Postgraduate Supervisions:

  • PhD: Bindu Rajendren - Dancing across cultural contexts: The case of teaching Indian classical dance in Australia
  • PhD: Vanessa Mafe - Writing the Dance Score in the Twenty-first Centruy: An approach for the Independent Choreographer
  • PhD: Miranda Glickson - Movement in Places: Space and indeterminacy in the built environment
  • DCI: Nerida Matthaei - Rerouting my Choreographic Self: conceptual and processual strategies for rerouting practice
  • MFA: Maria Hoffman - The World of Imagination - The World Creation - The Word as Movement - Dance or Singing?

  • Online teaching project with University of Coventry, UK. http://onlineinternationallearning.org/project/conversations-across-continents/


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