Becca Townsley

Becca (nee Rebecca Thompson) is a passionate movement artist, who strives to champion the holistic benefits of dance and movement.

Originally from the South East of England, she graduated: BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance from Newcastle College’s Performance Academy, Trinity Laban’s Teaching and Learning diploma (Level 6, Distinction), frequent CPD, Yoga and Pilates training to round herself as a high quality movement facilitator and performer. 

Becca joined the Loop Dance Artist Support Program (DASP, 2015) and was elated to join their Dance Collective. Subsequently, fulfilling a broad range of roles in the dance industry, such as successfully coordinating U.Dance Medway 2016, sitting on the regional panels multiple times (partnership with Medway Council, One Dance UK and South East Dance), and often fulfilling a role as Loop’s Marketing and Communications manager. Through her collaboration as a choreographer and performer with Sidonie Carey-Green, toured the award nominated ‘Check Out My Shirt’ as part of Brighton Fringe and Made in Kent. She delighted in dancing in multiple Christmas Show titles by The Brook Theatre Creative Companies – a collaboration between Loop, Play On Words and Icon Theatre. 

She has extensive experience facilitating dance in community and educational settings, spanning from ages 2 to 90+, including programs with Trinity Laban’s CAT scheme, Maths Dance, The Right Step, and Loop Dance Co, encompassing repertoire, technique and creative sessions, mental health projects, and outdoor community workshops at events, such as Big Dance and U.Dance. 

Currently, as a mother of 2, Becca facilitates community dance and a sessional lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, and a freelances in Social Media , webdesign and marketing for Arts companies, including Play On Words Theatre. In 2023 for Loop’s Arts Council funded Triple Bill tour, Encounters, she balanced the role of dance artist, workshop facilitator, and designer and marketer the tour.
From September 2024 she is excited to study her Masters Degree in Dance: Participation, Community, Activism at the London School of Contemporary and exploring the balance between motherhood and movement, through her project ‘Rebuilding’. Becca stives to create change and movment through dance for women and the LGBTQA+ community and be a part of making systematic change.