Our Mission

Our mission is to create a physical and digital platform that responds to the educational and professional needs of those working within the dance industry. We aim to showcase the contribution that black dancers, artists and academics make to the development of dance, specifically within the UK.

 Team B.A.i.D

Collectively we bring 25 years plus experience in dance management, facilitation, mentoring, production and more.

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Joyce Gyimah 

Dance educator, Manager, Consultant, Producer, and  Event manager

Her training began at Lewisham college followed by degree level study at Trinity Laban, (formally known as The Laban Centre for Movement and Dance.)  Since graduating in 2002, Joyce has worked as a freelance dance artist, educator, choreographer, manager and consultant. She has undertaken work for a range of dance institutions and organisations including Laban, Greenwich Dance Agency, Greenwich Musical Theatre, Union Dance, UK Foundation for Dance, Tavaziva Dance and more.

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Gerrard  Martin

Dance Artist,  Choreographer, Movement director, Dance educator and Yoga teacher. 


Gerrard Trained at De Montfort University,  gaining a BA Hons in Eng Lit and Performing Arts and then furthered his studies at the NSCD. Gerrard has performed in companies, such as Phoenix Dance, Ballet Black, Union dance and for the West Ends’ Lion king. Gerrard is a guest teacher at the Place, RADA and Guest Associate lecture at the University of Northampton.