Initiated by leading dance artist Danielle Teale, the Artists' Exchange Programme is the first of its kind to be inspired by and designed for artists working in choreographic, community dance practice


Danielle Teale Dance recognises the value of creative, choreographic approach to community practice that brings high quality engagement for participants, and deepens personal, artistic integrity for artists at all stages of their career. Initiated and led by experienced professional dance artist Danielle Teale, the programme responds to a need for recognition of creative, artistic and choreographic excellence in community practice. Driven by the shared value system of influential community dance artists and inspired directly by the people we dance with; the AEP demonstrates the collective voice of independent practitioners and the valuable contributions that community dance artists make to the UK dance ecology.


Artistic Initiator

Danielle Teale

Danielle is initiator of the Artists' Exchange Programme and artistic director of Danielle Teale Dance. She is an highly experienced independent dance artist with a track record of high quality work including consultancy, programme design, mentoring, CPD design and leadership, teaching and choreography across a wide range of settings. Teale is highly sought after in the field of dance and health and has contributed to the design and delivery of a number of high profile programmes. She is a skilled, creative and empathic leader and founds her practice on the principles of equality and the belief that all people are valuable and all people are creative. The Artists' Exchange Programme demonstrates the outcome of Danielle's vision, sparked by years of practice and research, to inspire and galvanise artists working in the community to interrogate their artistic motivations and find a sense of self significance which will enhance their practice.


AEP Residential Skills Exchange Artists, 2017-18

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Tom Hobden

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Laura Street


Clare Reynolds

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Sarah Lewis


Kimberley Harvey

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Beth Peters

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Lizz Fort

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Hannah Robertshaw

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Rachel Fullegar

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Katie Green

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Tim Casson


Jo Rhodes

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news of Upcoming aep conversations and skills exchange courses:

2019 sees exciting partnerships evolving for the Artists’ Exchange Programme

  • AEP 1-Week Skills Exchange Residency hosted by DanceEast, May 2019

  • AEP Conversations in partnership with Yorkshire Dance, DanceEast and Pavilion Dance South West, Spring 2019

  • AEP 2-Day Skills Exchange Courses in partnership with BEEE Creative (Re:Ignite Programme), Yorkshire Dance and Pavilion Dance South West, Summer and Autumn 2019

Download our save the date information for the AEP activities across Yorkshire with Yorkshire Dance

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Apply now for the 2-day Skills Exchange with BEEE Creative, as part of the Dance Re:Ignite Programme

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years experience of artistic dance practice in, with or for the community, socially engaged or inspired choreographic practice or other relevant community dance experience


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The AEP is a democratic model so all artists involved will contribute a workshop / discussion / provocation on the core themes in their own way. For the application we just need an idea of what these themes mean to you and how you might address them; this does not have to be a finished idea; perhaps just a question or suggestion. For inspiration please check out the AEP Blog...