Carol Brown is an award-winning choreographer of contemporary dance, a writer, teacher and Artistic Director of Carol Brown Dances. Her work is research-led and collaborative; it evolves through intense dialogue and experimentation, in particular with artists and scholars from architecture, music, visual arts and literature. A New Zealander, Carol began her dance training with former Bodenwieser dancer, Shona Dunlop MacTavish in Dunedin and continued her training in New York and London after completing a history honours degree. She has an MA(dist) and a PhD in Dance from the University of Surrey, England. The latter, completed in 1995, was one of the first practice-based PhDs in the UK. In 1997 Carol was made Associate Artist and in 1999 the first woman Choreographer in Residence at the Place Theatre in London. Since this time, she has received numerous awards including, a Jerwood Award for Choreography, an AHRB Research Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts and a NESTA Dream Time. In 2003 Carol was awarded the Ludwig Forum International Prize for Innovation for The Changing Room. Carol’s choreography opens questions through exploring relationships between spaces and bodies in diverse situations. A process-led focus upon how bodies move with given constraints, often spatially determined, generates a somatic language which is shaped, refined and contested through emergent choreographic scores. Her productions, through Carol Brown Dances have been presented throughout the world including at the Hermitage Theatre (St Petersburg); Bank Theatre (Philadelphia); Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (Australia); National Theatre (Rome); Te Papa Soundings Theatre (Wellington, New Zealand); Purcell Room (South Bank London); National Theatre of Bulgaria (Sofia); Centre National de la Danse (Paris); Birmingham Hippodrome; Ludwig Forum (Aachen); and the Place Theatre (London). Together with frequent collaborator Dorita Hannah, (Touch Tower, Her Topia and Aarero Stone) Carol is currently developing large-scale place sensitive works, stimulating the civic life of the city with dancing.