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

expanding artistic potential

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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, 28-31 May 2019 (Application form below)

  • AEP Conversations in partnership with BEEE Creative (Re:Ignite Programme), Yorkshire Dance, DanceEast and Pavilion Dance South West, throughout 2019

  • AEP Conversations with DanceEast - Cambridge Junction Thursday 9th May, The Garage Norwich, Wednesday 15th May - email to book your place

  • AEP 2-Day Skills Exchange Courses in partnership with Yorkshire Dance Summer 2019 (Event booking links below)

  • AEP 2-Day Skills Exchange Courses in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West Autumn 2019 (Bookings open summer 2019)



Artists Skills Exchange residency with DanceEast

Name *
Phone number *
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Please provide detail of what the AEP Skills Exchange will offer you at this stage of your dance practice
Please include your relevant experience in facilitation, leadership and choreography within community and socially engaged dance practice
The Artists Exchange Programme is a democratically led model. The loose framework is based on four core themes of Artistry, People, Roles and Resilience. Please tell us how you might interpret these themes and deliver a workshop, presentation, discussion or provocation for the AEP exchange artists... please note this can change between now and the time of the course - this is to give us an idea of your interests and how they might feed in to the week
Please tick if you are interested in receiving a bursary and you are from one of the three partnership areas (this covers course fees only for attendance at the AEP residency)

Apply now for the 2-day Skills Exchange with yorkshire dance

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