After graduating in 2001 with a first class BA (Hons) in Dance Studies from Middlesex University, Marie joined Loop Dance Company as a dancer. She has since toured works by choreographers including; Yael Flexor, Jonzi D, Fillip Van Huffel, Rashpal Singh Bansal, Nina Atkinson, Annie Lok, Joss Arnott and Sivan Rubinstein. Choreographic projects include co-directing The Little Witch intergenerational project for The Place, London and a British Council funded music and dance community project in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Marie has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Qualified Teacher Status and currently teaches for the MA/MFA Dance Leadership and Community Practice course at Trinity Laban. She is also a Dance Artist for the Royal Opera House Create and Dance programme and the Primary School projects at Siobhan Davies Dance, delivering teacher training across the UK.
Marie shares her knowledge by writing educational resource packs for company’s such as Central School for Ballet, Royal Opera House, Siobhan Davies Dance and English National Ballet.
Marie Forbes class information
Marie teaches a Limón and Release based class that explores movement efficiency. Using principles of Limón technique her class utilises weight, breath, rhythm, fall and recovery to encourage dynamic movement that works with the body rather than against it.
Expect classes to be joyful yet challenging and tailored to the individual needs of the participating dancers.