Mr SURGENOR, Brenton
Senior Lecturer (Dance Science)
Born in New Zealand, Brenton performed with numerous choreographers and companies in New Zealand and the United Kingdom between 1990 and 2008. Since 2008, he has taught across undergraduate and graduate programmes at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, New Zealand School of Dance, Auckland University, Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance and LaSalle College for the Arts.
Brenton has a broad education background and has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education (Otago University, New Zealand, 1990) along with Master’s Degrees; Dance Studies (Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, UK, 1996); Dance Science (University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2016); and Counselling (Monash University, Australia, 2018).
Brenton has published in the Journal of Medical Problems of Performing Artists; the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practice; the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science website; and the Hong Kong Dance Journal. He also regularly presents at symposia and conferences around the globe, including: International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Annual Conference; Body Control Pilates Development Conference; Conference of Dance and Somatic Practice; Innovations in Performing Arts Education Symposium; and International Symposium of Practice as Research.
Brenton’s other experience includes Dance Advisor to Creative New Zealand; Senior Dance Advisor to the London Arts Board; Programme Coordinator for Chisenhale Dance Space London; Television Presenter for the BBC; Television Producer for initi8-Zero; and Artistic Director of Inbodyment Dance Theatre Company, and Next Step Productions.