Hazel Marks

I trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in the 1970’s and although a drama student, I took full advantage of all the opportunities to see as many dance shows as I could, particularly at Sadler’s Wells. I discovered contemporary dance and its creative freedom.

As a drama teacher, performer and lecturer for over thirty years, I always found an affinity working with dance practitioners on collaborative dance and drama projects. Retired from teaching, I now run Stagecoach Performing Arts in Poole, supporting emerging talents in dance, drama and singing. With more time for the things I want to do – instead of the things I have to do- I’m able to pursue my creativity and fitness via DANCE SIX-O, choir at University of Southampton and yoga classes in my home town, Winchester.

In my sixties, it’s a delight to be able to participate in contemporary dance, exhilarated by its freedom and abstract nature. I’m still performing with Gaudy Bunting, the theatre company I co-founded in 2012. This is another creative outlet.