ME Dance Company

About us

Marcia Edwards, Artistic Director/Choreographer

About us

ME Dance is a contemporary dance company based in Halesowen and Stourbridge, led by Marcia Edwards

Marcia is a graduate of NSCD who has over 20 years experience as a dancer and teacher. She has worked nationally and internationally with companies and artists such as ACE Dance and Music, Dida Dance Norway, Jeanefer Jean-Charles and Vincent Mantsoe.

In 2005 she collaborated with Motionhouse at the National Trust property Croome Court. She has toured commercially in Paris, Switzerland, San Tropez and Romania. Marcia also teaches regularly for BDN/DanceXchanges’ Pro Class, for DX’s CAT scheme, Generate and NeXtGen.

In 2017 Marcia made the transition from dancer to choreographer and Artistic Director by forming ME Dance Company.

People Dancing interviewed Marcia about this transition. You can find the interview here

ME Dance Company is the only professional contemporary dance company in the Black Country led by a Black-British Caribbean woman. The first piece she created was a solo called Man in Suit. In the last 2.5 years her company has grown from strength to strength and now has a core of 7 professional dancers.

ME Dance’s work deals with social issues in an honest, engaging way. Contemporary training is founded in Graham Technique whilst drawing on other styles such as African, Ballet, Salsa, Street and Modern.

Marcia Edwards Dance Company is about progression, development and ensuring that dancers have the correct technical training for a long dance career.

ME Dance has performed across the Midlands, at several festivals and at venues including The Arena Theatre, the Courtyard Hereford and BDN’s Introducing, and have delivered workshops for The University of Wolverhampton.

Over lockdown, Marcia has created films for festivals, Black Country Touring and The Arena Theatre Wolverhampton. She was commissioned by Dharma Records to create a music video for the new release of Frans Bak’s Echo Park with her professional company.

ME Dance Company’s current works are Mania and Chain Stories – and Canal and River Trust have commissioned the company to create pop up performances along the Canal from Birmingham to the Black Country in Summer 2021.

Meet the Dancers

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Marcia Edwards
Artistic Director/Choreographer
Marcia is founder and Artistic Director of ME Dance Professional and Youth and Graduate companies. A graduate of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, who has performed, taught and choreographed both nationally and internationally.
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Fleur Hall
Administrator/Company Dancer
Fleur is the Administrator of ME Dance Company, and she has been a company dancer for 2 years. Alongside training and performing with the company, she assists Marcia with the day to day running of the company.
Guiseppe Marcarelli
Company Dancer
Guiseppe trained at the University of Bedfordshire, he then completed a Masters at the University of Chichester. He is the original member of ME Dance, and has danced for the company since it began. He is also a lecturer at Kidderminster College.
Melissa Edgar
Company Dancer
Melissa attended the University of Wolverhampton, where she gained a BA Hons in Dance. She has performed and trained with the company for 2.5 years. She is a lecturer at Windsor Academy.
Abi Raybould
Company Dancer
Abi started cheerleading at a young age, which lead to a love of dance. When she went to Kidderminster College she discovered her love for Contemporary dance. She is a graduate of Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama.
Claudia Thompson
Company Dancer
The newest member of ME Dance Company, Claudia's first show will be Historical Ties: A Journey Like No Other. After Graduating from Phil Winston's Theatre Works, she spent 6 years as a dancer and Dance Captain on Cruise Ships.
Gemma Pilgrim
Company Dancer
Gemma is a professional dancer, dance teacher and choreographer from the Midlands. She graduated from NSCD and is the newest dancer with ME Dance. Her styles are Contemporary, traditional African, Afro-Fusion, Hip Hop and Commercial.

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