Becca Townsley

Becca (nee Rebecca Thompson) is a passionate movement artist, who strives to champion the holistic benefits of dance and movement. She is also Loop’s Marketing Manager and Board Secretary.

Originally from the South East of England, she graduated with a BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance, from Newcastle College’s Performance Academy in 2011. Throughout her training, was taught by original Loop Collective Members, Jo Burgess and Marie Forbes. She completed Trinity Laban’s Teaching and Learning diploma in 2019, as well as frequently completing CPD, Yoga and Pilates, to round herself as a high quality movement facilitator. 

Becca joined the Loop Dance Artist Support Program (DASP, 2015) and was elated to be invited to join the Loop Dance Collective. Subsequently, fulfilling a broad range of roles in the dance industry, such as successfully coordinating U.Dance Medway 2016, sitting on the U.Dance regional panels multiple times (partnership with Medway Council, One Dance UK and South East Dance). Collaborating with Sidonie Carey-Green to tour their award nominated work, ‘Check Out My Shirt’. Most enjoyably, dancing Nina Atkinson’s latest choreography, ‘Hanging Heavy’ (see on Loop Website), and multiple Christmas Shows at The Brook Theatre – a collaboration between Loop, Play On Words and Icon Theatre.

Currently, as a mother to two toddlers, Becca is facilitating community dance and a sessional lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, and is exploring the balance between motherhood and movement, through her ‘Rebuilding’ workshop (Loop Summer School).