Texture Dance Company is a contemporary dance company based in Bath, at St Bart's Church, serving the church, the local community and further afield. We are committed to running dance and movement workshops based on text, using it as building blocks to create movement that inspires and lifts the human spirit. We often use biblical text and engage with issues that connect with the fabric of everyday life. In order to remain relevant, our work is very much immersed in the life of our home church and we share our work in some of St Bart's services and events.
We are also committed to serving the wider church and the local community and create work that we share in different platforms. We enjoy collaborating with different art forms and in community projects.
Our work seeks to embody the heart of the text we study and find enjoyment in the process of moving. We are keen for participants to be at ease in our workshops as we understand that for some it may be a daunting prospect to dance or move in the presence of others. In our workshops, we like to emphasise our heart's response to the subject matter at hand and enjoyment of its outworking in movement.
We are a small growing company with 3 core members and a team of community members who take part in workshops and projects. We also collaborate with different artists who share our common vision. They include actors, writers, set designers, musicians, graphic designers, photographers and illustrators. We love how our work continues to evolve and engage with different art forms. We are also supported and guided by an Advisory Group comprised of Rev Ian Lewis, Rev Roger Salisbury and Assistant Minister Charlie Ward based at St Bart's Church.
Meet The Core Team
Shleah studied contemporary dance at Dance Strides Barbados. She is wife of Aaron and mommy of one. She is also an SEN teacher and in enjoys travel, playing the piano and CrossFit.
Su Ann trained as an apprentice with Springs Dance Company, studied Theology at Oak Hill College, and now works as a doctor in the NHS. She is married to Charlie and has 2 young children. When not dancing, she enjoys good food, music and going to the cinema.
Jenny enjoyed ballet as a child but hasn’t danced for decades! She is married to Martin and they have 2 adult children. She loves Jesus and came to know him through the wonderful family of St Bart’s church.