Dr Mark Edward

Reader in Creative Arts

Performing Arts

Arts and Science

Research Interests:
Ageing drag queens, Ageing dancers, Boys and men who dance, Obese bodies in dance, Mental health and well being

B.A Hons Creative Arts, M.A Dance Studies, PG-Cert Learning & Teaching in HE., PhD in sociological and performing arts based research.


Mark Edward is a performer, dance maker, writer, stand-up comedy artist and Reader in Creative Arts at Edge Hill University, UK. He has worked for Rambert Dance Company (Ballet Rambert), Senza Tempo Dance Theatre Company in their world premiere of Lazurd, Penny Arcade (Andy Warhol film ‘star’) in her Bad Reputation, Jeremy Goldstein in his Truth to Power Café, Julie Tolentino (Madonna’s collaborator) on the Bottom Project, Paul Johnson, Chief Executive of Dance Ireland, in a period of Research & Development resulting in Dr Diana Theodores Book Writing Dancing Righting Dance: articulations on a choreographic process. He has featured in Paul Johnson’s book Fine Lines on Shifting Ground and is quoted in Sue Tilley’s book Leigh Bowery: the life and times of an icon. He has been a keynote smore...

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