Noyale Colin is Senior Lecturer in Choreography at the University of Winchester where she teaches theory and practice across all level of the undergraduate BA Dance.
Since 2018, Noyale assumed the role of Convenor of the University’s Centre for Performance Practice and Research (CPPR) at Winchester. In 2020 she was appointed co-leader of the Ref UoA for the Performing Arts department.
She studied at the Conservatoires of Nantes and Lyon, before training in postmodern dance and presenting work at leading performing spaces in New York. She subsequently pursued her career by exploring different movement and somatic practices including yoga, Ohashiatsu, physical theatre and Contact Improvisation. In 2008, Noyale graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with an MA (Distinction) in Performance Making, before undertaking a PhD at Middlesex University which examines the politics of co-working in contemporary performance making. Noyale led the dance department at the University of Suffolk from 2012 – 2015.
Noyale is co-editor of the book Collaboration in Performance Practices: Premises, Workings and Failures (2016) published by Palgrave Macmillan. She writes journal articles and produces practical works related to her research around issues of embodied practices and the notion of the collaborative self in performance. Current projects include Ethical Agility in Dance: Rethinking Technique in British Contemporary Dance, a co-edited book on dance technique (Routledge, forthcoming); The Institute of Place (http://theinstituteofplace.org/); and a research project on solidarity practices in Performance (https://www.facebook.com/performingsolidarity/).