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Elaine Thomas

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Elaine Thomas is a dance artist. She is a Senior Lecturer at Roehampton University teaching contemporary technique, inclusive and community dance practice, improvisation and choreography.

She co-founded the performance collectives, Traxis (1998) and Collaborative Dance Experience (CDE) in 2010 to create collaborations and live performances across art forms.  CDE have produced performances at Village Underground, London, the Ragged School Museum, London and The New Baltic Dance Festival, Lithuania.

Elaine has been a member of Amici Dance Theatre Company for 17 years, performing with the company in the UK and abroad. She also leads workshops as part of the Amici education team. 

Elaine has collaborated with Alison Gibb Since 2009 to produce, drawings, choreography, dialogues, sound-scores, texts and performances. Their collaborations have been shown at E-Poetry Festival, Practice, Process and Paradox and Dance Fields conferences at Roehampton University. 

Elaine studied dance, performance, fine art practice and choreography at The Urdang Academy, Chelsea College of Art, Goldsmiths’ College and the University of Roehampton.


Education/Academic qualification

University of Roehampton


Goldsmiths College, University of London


Chelsea College of Art and Design


Research Output

  • 5 Performance