Josh Slater

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Personal profile


Josh Slater is programme leader for dance and senior lecturer at De Montfort University in Leicester, as well as a contemporary dance artist, theatre maker and performer. He is a part-time Ph.D. student at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University and assistant editor for the Intellect Choreographic Practices Journal.  He has created and toured dance and theatre works, nationally and internationally, funded by the Arts Council England.


Josh’s research interests are focused on choreographic practices, risk-taking, Dance Theatre, improvisation and collaborative practices. Currently, his Practice-Based Ph.D. research focuses on the practice of falling in dance and choreography.

Research Interests

Choreographic practices

Training Practice

Dance Theatre

Site-Specific Performance

Education/Academic qualification

Fellowship, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Award Date: 29 Jul 2019

PGCAP, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Plymouth University

Award Date: 24 Jul 2019

MRes , MA, Arts & Media, University of Chester

Award Date: 6 Jul 2018

BA (Hons), Degree, Dance with Drama and Theatre Studies, University of Chester

1 Sept 20101 Jul 2013

Award Date: 10 Jul 2013

External positions

Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader, De Montfort University

1 Sept 2022 → …

Senior Lecturer, London Studio Centre

1 Sept 20211 Sept 2022

Lecturer in Dance, Theatre and Performance, Plymouth University

1 Sept 20181 Sept 2021

Co-Director, enCompass Collective Dance Theatre

1 Mar 2014 → …