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We are Sussex Dance Network, an artist-led organisation for individual dance artists providing regular opportunities for training and upskilling, a quality programme and an expanded, informed and important Members network.

Our Vision

Sussex Dance Network supports, connects, and inspires independent dance artists.

Our Mission

Daring to go where NPO’s are not able to, we programme with our Member’s needs in mind, working to provide opportunities that reduce isolation, increase accessibility into the arts and support you to take your next step, whatever that might look like.

Our supportive and increasingly inclusive network exists to enable artists to explore their ideas, to foster new relationships between artists, audiences and communities and to allow both amateurs and other non-professionals to engage with work and let themselves be seen as artists.

We are interested in working with and engaging those working on the parameters of the industry, who have had different experiences, who are working cross-collaboratively, those who are coming back to dance, as well as those looking to find like-minded people to come together in appreciation of art and dance.

We work hard to build relationships with artists, venues and programmers who live or work across the whole of Sussex to programme our own artistic activity and training to support and provide opportunities for our Member’s to continue to thrive and live in Sussex, immersed within an inter-connected and artistically rich environment. By working together we believe we can create a stronger and more sustainable unit from which to deliver and grow dance and share learning across our region.

Made up of highly skilled artists, producers and administrators we deliver:

Sussex Dance Network believe that together we are stronger and would love to hear from you if you are involved in dance in any way from performing, choreographing, producing, teaching and participating and live and/or work in Sussex. Please feel free to drop us an email, follow our social media and join our mailing list to keep up to date on our exciting programme and how you can get involved



Who We Are


Artistic Director, Programmer and Lead Producer

Katie leads on the networks programme. She will be involved in developing partnerships, recruitment of artists and design of the overall programme.

Joël Cottrell


Joël is a dance producer from the South coast. He has previously worked with artists including Shobana Jeyasingh, Luca Silvestrini and Russell Maliphant. He came to dance through tango and a dance teacher mother.




Emma is part of the producing team. 

Emma is also your point of contact if you are involved with The Dance Trail.

Emma also works for Lost Dog Dance, runs her own clothing company Spiced Chai and is completing her Masters in Dance Research.

Alice Leverton

Marketing Coordinator 


Intergenerational Lead and Secretary

Lisa supports the network in all aspects of our work and leads on developing intergenerational activity.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead



Administrative Assistant

Texas assists the team in everything they do.

She joins us during our Digital Programme as part of her Applied Dance module at The University of Chichester.



Treasurer and Wellbeing Lead

Alex is interested in dance and business. Please send all invoices to Alex.

We care about the wellbeing of all the people we work with as well as our core team. If you have any concerns or you would like to discuss something which you feel you are not able to with the management team, please contact Alex.




Antonia manages the committee and helps support our development.

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Advisory Board Member


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We hope you will not, but if you do have a complaint you would like to discuss, please contact our Artistic Director in the first instance. You will then be sent a copy of our full complaints procedure.