Kate Rogan, MSc, FHEA, PGCHE, BA hons, Dip.

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Kate trained at London Studio Centre, Millennium Dance 2000, and Middlesex University, and has danced professionally in David Bintley’s Samson et Dalila at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), trade shows in the UK and Europe, and now specialises in the technique and work of Doris Humphrey.

Kate became a Humphrey-based technique teacher under the guidance of Lesley Main, later developed with respective Humphrey/Weidman/Limon specialists Gail Corbin, Deborah Carr and Jim May in the USA. In 2009, she was awarded the Lisa Ullmann scholarship to return to the Doris Humphrey Society in Chicago USA, and in 2011 completed Teaching Contemporary Limon with Alan Danielson of the Limon Institute. She is also a board member and trustee of the Doris Humphrey Foundation UK.

Kate holds a Professional Diploma in Performance from Millennium Dance 2000, BA Hons Dance (Science) from Middlesex University, MSc Dance Science from the University of Wolverhampton, PGCHE from Middlesex University, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Kate is also a qualified Pilates matwork teacher (Pilates Foundation UK, The Place ), a level 4 Strength and Conditioning coach, and an Exercise to Music instructor (YMCA). She is a Senior Lecturer in Dance at Middlesex University, where her teaching has included Humphrey-based technique and performance, Pilates, fitness for dance, dance science, and teaching dance technique, and her research interests are in enhancing dancers health, well-being, fitness and performance.

Trish Liggett, CIDESCO, LSSM (Hons.), OLY


Trish was born in 1946 and studied ballet (ISTD Ceccetti method) from age 8 years to Elementary teachers level; PA to West End Theatre producer Arthur Lewis; and latterly Joan Littlewood and Bernard Delfont. Competed in Winter Olympics in long track speed skating 1968, Grenoble, France.

Inspired by the Olympic team physio, she studied with ITEC qualifying in massage therapy, and remedial massage in 1969. ITEC diplomas. Trish then began searching out courses and people in the therapy/movement business, studied some Feldenkrais; Shiatsu with Ray Ridolfi, London School of Shiatsu, and Pilates with Hana Jones, and Alan Herdman, the latter a student of Joseph Pilates himself.

In the field of therapy and working with sports teams, primarily cycling, Trish was co-founder of Fellowship of Sports Masseurs and Therapists, FSMT (1975). She taught courses in massage therapy and flexibility for British Cycling and worked with British Cycling teams world-wide as therapist/Manager – Women’s Tour de France (6 years), for the mens track team at World Championships Czechoslovakia and Norway (1992). She spent 5 years as therapist/soigneur for Australian National Road Cycling Team, both men and women (1990’s).

In 1980 Trish gained BABTAC and Cidesco certificates in beauty and physical therapy. She began teaching her own exercise classes, dance movement based. The aerobics boom was just beginning. She organised a weekend, year long course entitled “All about aerobics” using lecturers who were very well recognised in the field, eg. Craig Sharp, Birmingham University and UK Olympic Centre; Thomas Myers, author of Anatomy Trains. Trish co-founded IDEAS (Independent Dance Exercise Association (UK), which merged with a similar organisation to become ASSET, and finally the Exercise Association of Great Britain in conjunction with London Central YMCA. She merged her own course with London Central YMCA Exercise to Music course which itself become the country standard – (RSA validated). She became a Senior course director. Trish was a member of the committee that structured the aerobics courses and laid down the criteria. Verifier for RSA for ETM courses and London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) Trish worked countrywide delivering a variety of therapy/movement and exercise courses, individually as well as for LCYMCA.

She began working at Middlesex University in late 90’s, teaching Anatomy and Physiology for Dancers, and latterly Structural Fitness, and finally as a Senior Lecturer and co-instigator of BA (hons) Dance Science, which is where the DFI was ‘born’. She also worked in a remedial therapy capacity for young dancers at Arts Educational School, Tring, and was verifier for RSA and a part time lecturer on LSSM Massage therapy courses, where she qualified with Hons, and then taught advanced Structural Fitness and Postural Alignment for them, and her Stability in Action courses for the Pilates Foundation.

Trish has had her own remedial therapy practice for over 50 years and still continues to practice daily.

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