Liz has lectured in dance and performance at Northumbria University since 2004. She is currently Programme Leader for the Arts Foundation Year and teaches into the BA and MA programmes in Theatre & Performance. Liz is External Examiner for BA Dance Performance & Teaching at UCLan and for MA Dance Performance & Choreography at University of Bedfordshire.Liz is qualified in business coaching and works as part of the university's Internal Coaching Network.
Liz is a founding member of d.i.n.e., a North East based dance improvisation collective. Her dance practice - often site-specific or gallery based - is informed somatic movement practices and her work as a Shiatsu practitioner. Recent projects Take Your Seats and Green Grass have investigated our embodied relationship to place through basic actions of sitting, rolling, reclining, and resting. Liz’s current writing analyses processes of reciprocal touch and embodied listening within performance practice.
Liz is collaborating with creative writer Dr. Laura Fish on The Other Side of Me, a cross-art form project exploring how language and movement engage with a narrative concerning experiences of indigeneity, place, and young people's experience of the criminal justice system. Liz has also been working with theatre director Fiona MacPherson and musician Ellie Logan on a series of performance projects created with the community in Eyemouth, Scotland.