About Us

Enriching bodies and souls to empower & inspire, with empathy, creativity, and joy.

Our work is inclusive and innovative, reflecting the stories and experiences of people across Calderdale, West Yorkshire.

We were founded by local professional dance artist Sam McCormick in 2019. Sam started Welland, which is now an ongoing wellbeing programme in Elland, and has provided a range of other innovative dance and wellbeing opportunities in the area. The success of these projects encouraged her to develop her ideas further, and Curious Motion was born!

We provide a range of creative projects and programmes, from weekly dance classes to longer term artistic projects, all of which are centred around the communities in which we serve.

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“The future belongs to the curious.

Those who are not afraid to try it, 

explore it, poke at it,

and turn it inside out.”


Our Values

The Curious Motion Team

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Samantha McCormick

Artistic Director / Co-Founder

Sam is a Dance Artist with over 14 years of professional experience, primarily focused on facilitation, community engagement, and positive social change. (she/her)
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Susan Burns

Director / Producer / Co-Founder

Susan is a freelance creative with a background in theatre and literature, with an incredible track record in organising participatory projects in communities.
Jess facing the camera and smiling on a white background. She is wearing a grey top with the words Curious Motion on it in green.

Jess Woodhead

Dance/Drama Artist

Jess has a background in dance and drama and has accumulated a wealth of experience in the creative industry – working in a variety of different settings from community arts organisations to educational organisations with lots in between!
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Matt Lackford

Dance Artist & Digital Support

Matt has been working professionally in dance for ten years, as a facilitator, performer, and choreographer. He has a keen interest in floor work and works with people of many ages and levels of experience. Matt is passionate about accessibility and inclusion and believes that dance is for everyone!