A head shot of Karla smiling directly at the camera

Karla Jones

Freelance Dance ArtistEast Midlands, UK

You can listen to a podcast here recorded in conversation with visual artist Steph Sian Coley on 'Finding Your Mojo' to find out all about where my creative inspiration and practice originates and the sort of work I enjoy.You can scroll down to see more about the work I do and what I offer.

Legal compliances:
Insured through People Dancing
Registered on the DBS Update Service
First Aid Trained (Qualsafe)
Safeguarding Trained (NSPCC)
Music License through PPL/PRS

Current work

* Rehearsal Director and Creative Movement Lead with older people at
Movement for All,
Nottingham Movement Collective and Third Bite Dance, Sheffield

* Creative Facilitator for Platform Thirty1 Black Shale Cultural Education Partnership, Amber Valley. As well as in domestic abuse refuges across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

I am currently offering bespoke training packages to arts organisations across the East Midlands focussed on Movement for Wellbeing. If this sounds like something you'd like to talk about please drop me a line

Karla dancing in front of a stone wall

Past projects

* Early Years and Families Dance Practitioner for Talent 25, De Montfort University

* 1:1 Dance Interaction Facilitator working with looked after young people with PMLD across schools in Derbyshire

* Producer and Facilitator with Hubbub Theatre Company Derby

Karla dancing in front of a stone wall


I'd love to hear from you!

I'm creatively interested in how art connects us to our humanity and movement as medicineI specialise in working with older adults, young people and adults with SEND as well as Early Years and FamiliesI strive for universal accessibility in everything I do and would love to connect if this sounds like your bag too! I have availability for projects starting from May 2024.Images thanks to Dean Leivers and David Wilson Clarke

A dancer leaning sideways towards the camera outside in front of the entrance to a tunnel