Marie-Louise Crawley is a choreographer, dancer and researcher. Her research interests include dance and museums, and areas of intersection between Classics and Dance Studies, such as ancient dance and the performance of epic through a practice-as-research lens.
Educated at the University of Oxford (B.A., M.St.) and then vocationally trained at the Ecole Marceau in Paris, she began her professional performance career with Ariane Mnouchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil (2003–09). Having worked in the UK since 2010 as an independent choreographer and dance artist (with companies as diverse as Birmingham Opera Company, Marc Brew, Gary Clarke, Ballet Cymru and Rosie Kay Dance Company), she completed her PhD, ‘What Remains? Dancing in the Archaeological Museum’, in 2018 in 2018 at C-DaRE (Centre for Dance Research), Coventry University (UK).
She is currently a research assistant at C-DaRE, and also an Early Career Associate of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford.