Meet Our Team

The Doodle Dance team have a wealth of experience and creativity to offer in different parts of the country, offering playful and creative dance workshops and projects. Our team includes …

Jo Cone, Doodle Dance

Jo Cone

Artistic Director and Lead Artist

Upon graduating from Chichester University with a BA Hons in Dance and Related Arts, Jo worked as a Freelance Dance Artist locally to West Sussex/Hampshire and nationally creating choreographic work, delivering workshops and projects to young people, families, adults and children with and without learning disabilities, as well as to older adults in stroke rehab and living with dementia. 

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Catherine Sleeman, Doodle Dance

Catherine Sleeman

Freelance Doodle Dancer Horsham and surrounding area

Catherine is a dance artist who believes that dance has the power to make a meaningful contribution to everyone's mental and physical wellbeing. She graduated from Trinity Laban in 2021 and now performs, creates, and teaches dance in a range of settings across West Sussex and beyond. She is also a talented writer who is excited to explore how her love for writing can add to the creative content of Doodles delivery. Catherine is available to deliver On Your Marks, Get Set Go and MAD Primary workshops in Horsham and the surrounding areas, as well as Doodle Dance Commissions.

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Claire Roberts, Doodle Dance

Claire Roberts

Doodle Dance Trainee Artist

Our Trainee Doodle Dance Artist Claire joins us with a love of dance that started in childhood. This has continued to grow in every stage of her education. She loves the freedom of music taking over and consuming the body to move, therapeutic movement for the body, lost movement which can be found and the limitless boundaries of dance allowing escapism and exploration.

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Claire Pring

Critical Friend and Advisor

Upon graduating from Middlesex University with a B Ed (Hons) in Dance, Claire taught in London for a number of years before joining Cheshire Dance firstly as an animateur, then progressing to the role of Director. After eight years she returned to education as an Advanced Skills Teacher and also completed her MA in Dance Studies.

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Louise Jaggard, Doodle Dance

Louise Jaggard

Associate Artist Leicestershire Area

Louise is a creative arts practitioner with a specialism in dance and movement and has over 20 years experience of delivering across a wide range of projects, settings and events. Louise and Jo met in the online world of dance, sharing values of using the arts to support children's well being. As the online dance world and pandemic collided Louise stepped into the role of Associate Artist for Doodle. This was an invitation to share existing Doodle Dance work in Leicestershire and collaborate with Doodle, developing more ways for children to Make their Mark!

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Why not get in touch and see how we can help?

Whether you are a parent/carer, teacher, Nursery Manager or dance artist we would love to hear from you. We are always interested to discuss bespoke delivery, CPD, blog contributions, arts/children well being campaign support or project collaborations and commissions. Together lets support more children to ‘Make Their Mark!’

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