Cathy Coombes

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Cathy is a dance tutor, performer and lecturer. She began her interest in dance with the West Glamorgan County Youth Dance Company 1989-1993 and since has worked professionally with Fractal Dance Company,1996-2000 touring in Wales & Portugal, with Willi Dorner’s Bodies in Urban Spaces, Michael Sheen’s The Passion and on Welsh TV with the National Orchestra of Wales.
Cathy has concentrated since 1994 on teaching and choreographing on people of all ages and abilities, particularly young people and people with disabilities. This includes forming her own dance school, leading on a music and dance workshop tour for disabled people in the Swansea Bay Area, working on soundbeam projects for people with disability, facilitating a learning disabled company of dancers to perform in the 2000 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, at large theatres such as Swansea Grand, at the Itenere Festival in Spain and at a cultural exchange with Wales, Spain and Scotland. Cathy has worked as assistant to Carol Brown on projects in Wales, Malta and Australia as an artist in the collective Draig Tan/Fire Dragon Productions.

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