Filipa Pereira-Stubbs BSc Sociology, MA DMT, Churchill Fellow

Filipa Pereira-Stubbs is a Cambridge based dance artist, dance teacher, and creative practitioner with thirty years experience in dance & health and in community arts. Filipa devises and delivers dance & health programmes, in the community, in clinical settings, in museums and galleries, and outdoors in Nature.   Her current core projects, including ‘Dance for Health’ at Cambridge University Hospitals, and ‘Dance at the Museum’ (Fitzwilliam Museum) hold inclusivity and integration of the arts at the core, finding inspiration in somatic practice and the process of improvisation & imagination, calibrating and bridging perceived cultural differences, age differences and health differences.   Her creative work in the field of medicine seeks to create bridges between subjective, phenomenological perspectives of the body, and the larger naturalist and normative approaches to medicine, health and wellbeing.

Her work weaves between the Arts, Dance and Nature.

Skills: Devising, managing and delivering complex projects and programmes of events, working alone and collaboratively. Creating, teaching, training, consulting, documenting, researching, and reporting. Calibrating to myriad needs of groups & communities – bringing creativity and wellbeing to people at all stages and ages of life, from the very young to the very old.

Filipa is a Churchill Fellow. In 2014 she travelled to the United States for four weeks, researching the potential of movement and dance with older people in hospital and community settings. Her report ‘Moving from Problem to Potential’ can be found on the WCMT website.