Stacie is a dance artist and filmmaker with a portfolio of interdisciplinary projects spanning fields of choreography, visual art and creative research. With experience in project coordination, marketing and design roles, Stacie wears many hats (metaphorically and physically) and enjoys moving between them.

Currently a PhD candidate at De Montfort University, Stacie is investigating the role of digital creativity in performing arts education and its potential to drive innovation and deeper exploration in performance.

Having completed a 2-year Leverhulme Trust funded project alongside Professor Paul Allain at the University of Kent from 2016-2018, Stacie is now an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the School of Arts. The project  – a collection of over 60 films for the learning and teaching of Physical Actor Training – is due to be published by Methuen Drama Bloomsbury in Summer 2018.  She will also be co-editing the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training special issue on Digital Training, which will be released in 2019.

 Stacie’s creative work explores themes of identity, belonging and connection mostly using the camera lens and the rhythm of post-production as a choreographic tool. Stacie has exhibited work in a variety of contexts, including recently launching a collaborative digital installation (online) exploring relevant issues of body awareness and objectification in relation to the myth of Daphne & Apollo. In 2016, Stacie collaborated with Bethan Peters – the then choreographer in residence at the National Maritime Museum, London – to develop a dance film installation titled Who is the Land for the RE:THINK gallery space exploring the cultivation of choreography in coastal places and the physiological effect that occurs when you inhabit spaces in-between.

Stacie has worked in various guises teaching the BA3 module in Screendance at Roehampton University and on funded projects with artists and organisations including Igor & Moreno, Simon Ellis, Emilyn Claid’s Falling Project at Siobhan Davies Dance and Trinity Laban’s ‘Hornimans curious tea party’ weekend event. She has also worked on marketing campaigns for Budweiser and Clearasil and managed client web design projects at Reactive Graphics design agency London, where she still blogs from time to time, on all things design!

www.stacieleebennett.com