ME Dance Company

Meet the Artistic Director

Meet the Artistic Director

ME Dance is a contemporary dance company based in West Bromwich, led by Marcia Edwards.

Marcia is a graduate of Northern School of Contemporary Dance and 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 Fabric and Brum Pro Class.

About Us

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

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

ME Dance Company is the sole professional contemporary dance company in the Black Country, and is led by a Black-British Caribbean woman. Man in Suit was Marcia’s first of many works, and the company has grown significantly in the past 6 years, and now consists of a team of 7 professional dancers.

Marcia’s professional work aims to address social issues in an honest and engaging way, with contemporary training at its core, incorporating fundamentals of Graham Technique blended with various styles including African, Ballet, Salsa, Street and Modern.

ME Dance Company focuses on the progress and development of dancers, ensuring they receive proper technical training for a successful and lasting dance career.

Commissioned Work

ME Dance has performed at various festivals and venues across the Midlands. Some of these include The Arena Theatre, The Courtyard Hereford and BDN’s Introducing. They have also hosted workshops for the University of Wolverhampton and De Montfort University.

Dharma Records

During lockdown, Marcia created films for festivals, Black Country Touring and The Arena Theatre Wolverhampton. Dharma Records hired her professional company to create a music video for Frans Bak’s Echo Park.

Canal and River Trust

In 2021, Canal and River Trust commissioned ME Dance to put on a series of pop-up shows called Chain Stories. These performances took place along the canals and nature reserves in the Black Country.

We have also been commissioned, along with Highways England to create a pop up performance. This will be performed as part of a festival held under the Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham during the summer of 2024.

Dance Leaders Group

ME Dance Company is proudly a part of DLG, a network including other dance professionals and leaders in the West Midlands. Find out more here

Meet the Dancers

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.
Abi Raybould
Company Dancer
Abi studied dance at Kidderminster College training in Graham, Cunningham, improvisation and other styles. She graduated with a professional diploma in musical theatre at Midland Academy of Dance and Drama. She has been a company dancer since 2018.
Claudia Thompson
Company Dancer
Claudia trained in musical theatre and dance at Phil Winston's Theatre Works and spent 6 years as a dancer and Dance Captain on Cruise Ships. She has been a company dancer since 2020, previously performing in Mania, Chain Stories and A Kiss Goodbye.
Gemma Pilgrim
Company Dancer
Gemma is a movement artist, dance teacher and choreographer from the Midlands. She graduated from NSCD and trains in Contemporary, traditional African, Afro-Fusion, Hip Hop and Commercial.
Ellie Baker
Company Dancer
Ellie graduated from De Montfort University with a BA Hons Dance degree in 2021, and she trains in breaking/contemporary fusion styles. Ellie began training and performing with ME Youth Graduate Company in late 2021.
Emily Cox
Company Dancer
Emily graduated from De Montfort University in 2022 with a BA Hons in Dance. She initially started training with ME Youth and Graduate Performance Company, and has since become an apprentice for ME Dance - performing in their most recent work 'Bella'.

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