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Adam Gain

Lecturer in Dance

I have performed professionally for a number of contemporary dance companies, travelling all over the world and working with many international choreographers.


I specialise in performance skills, dance teaching, inclusive dance practice and choreographic methods.

I have gained performance and teaching expertise from my industry experience, working with companies such as James Wilton Dance and Candoco Dance Company. I have taught creative workshops and technique classes all over the world, worked with internationally renowned choreographers, and performed seminal dance works such as Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset/Reset and Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On.

I continue my personal explorations of improvisatory techniques, and enjoy discovering connections between dance and other physical disciplines such as capoeira, parkour, martial arts and rock climbing.

My ethos: everybody can dance and every body can dance.



  • BA (Hons): Dance Theatre, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, 2010
  • MA: Dance Performance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, 2011
  • PGCert: Academic Practice, University of Gloucestershire, 2021


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching & Research


  • Dance Performance
  • Contemporary Dance Techniques
  • Choreography
  • The Dance Teacher
  • Advanced Teaching Practice
  • Integrated Choreography
  • Dance Histories
  • Perceptive Body
  • Contact Improvisation


Examination of the relationship between the dancer and the dance, with a focus on the choreographic process, Optimal Experience, and the Rosenthal Effect.

Environmental improvisations; how do our surroundings frame, inform and dictate improvised dance performance.