Hull Dance is the leading voice for professional
contemporary dancers based in the UK’s City of Culture

We are here to support and provide incredible opportunities for dancers based both locally and regionally

Hull Dance provides an independent, informed local voice which continues to have a strong connection with and work in partnership with Hull City Council to support the delivery of the cultural strategy and vision for a dance centre at the heart of our thriving city.

Keyna Paul - Artistic Director

Keyna Paul - Artistic Director

Keyna has been involved with dance for almost thirty years, along the way she has performed, choreographed and taught in many different settings as well as mentoring other dance professionals to do the same. She first worked in Hull in the 1990s before crossing the bridge to establish and nurture a thriving dance culture in Lincolnshire. She is an advocate for dance, has been external examiner for the Post graduate, Dance in the Community Programme at Trinity Laban, Chaired several arts boards and is author of the Haynes Dance Manual. She is very pleased to have found her way back to Hull.

Tara McKeown - Assistant Producer

Tara McKeown - Assistant Producer

Tara came on board with the Hull Dance Team in 2016 as a Creative Apprentice, focusing on marketing and profile raising through social media. She also produced the Hull Dance Prize and co-ordinated the Freedom Festival Summer project becoming Assistant Producer in January 2017. Tara trained at The Gaiety School of Acting based in Dublin, before returning home to focus on her dance career. She is now a professional Irish Dancer and runs her own Irish Dance Academy in Hull and East Riding.

Georgette Purdey - Marketing Consultant

Georgette Purdey - Marketing Consultant

Georgette has been working as a freelancer Arts Marketer for twenty years.
Clients have included: Canary Wharf Arts & Events, BalletBoyz, The Lyric Hammersmith, The Unicorn Theatre, Feeast, Norwich & Norfolk Festival, Fuel, Hampstead Theatre, The Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs, The Clod Ensemble. Georgette’s interests are: Theatre for children and families, Social Media Marketing and Audience Research and Evaluation. She served on the board of The Queens Theatre Hornchurch and is currently on the Advisory board for Larking Arts. Georgette is currently working with Richard Alston Dance Company, Fuel and Hull Dance.