Dancers in Residence

The Dancer in Community Residence is a very special project set up by Dancin’ Oxford, funded by the Arts Council England.

As the name suggests, we’ve recruited two experienced dance artists to work in two Oxford communities – Barton and Blackbird Leys – for the next two years. The two amazing dance artists that we’ve recruited for these roles are Jane Castree and Tia Denton. Jane will be working in the Barton community and Tia will work in Blackbird Leys.

Tia’s and Jane’s jobs are to get to know people in the community, and find out what people in the community want and need. Then, working with community groups, Jane and Tia will help to develop dance projects that will address the needs identified by the community.

Tia and Jane started work in November 2022 and we want to thank the communities in Barton and Blackbird Leys for making them both very welcome!

Already, both dance artists have identified areas that the community would like addressed and projects are starting to develop. It’s early days yet, but we’ll keep you posted on our What’s On section of our website for events and projects.

You can contact Jane on janedancinoxford@outlook.com and Tia on tiadancinoxford@gmail.com

Photo of Jane by Kevin Clifford