Kuldip Singh-Barmi

Job title
Senior Lecturer, Course Coordinator BA(Hons) Dance & Performance
01326 255880 Ext: 5880

The human body and its capability for expression/physical exploration through movement/dance has always facinated me. This fuelled my desire to become a professional contemporary dancer. I completed my training at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 1992. I was a founding member of CandoCo Dance Company, working with them over a seven-year period, during which time I assisted in the development of the education program, alongside touring extensively nationally and internationally. As a performer I have worked with choreographers and companies such as Emilyn Claid, Lloyd Newson (DV8), Siobhan Davies, Darshan Singh Bhuller (Singh Productions), Annabel Arden (Theatre de Complicite), Kwesi Johnson (Kompany Malakhi), RJC Dance Company, Fidget Feet Arial Dance/Theatre Company, Attik Dance and Company Pyke. Additionally, as a freelance artist I have worked as a Choreographer, Rehearsal Director, Choreographic Advisor and mentor.

Throughout my career I have been passionate about teaching and facilitating as a way to share my practice and engage with the development of others. In 2009 I returned to education and completed a BA(Hons) in Choreography at Dartington College of Arts. Since joining the dance and choreography team at Falmouth in 2010 I have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at University and the Post Graduate Diploma. I have been fortunate in receiving a Teaching Excellence Award (2011) and the outstanding Teaching Award (2014). I completed the MA Creative Education in 2016.


YearQualificationAwarding body
University College Falmouth
Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Choreography
University of Plymouth
Diploma in Contemporary Dance Studies
Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Post Graduate Diploma
Falmouth University
MA Creative Education
Falmouth University

Honours and awards


Teaching Excellence Award


Falmouth University Outstanding Teaching Award

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Research interests: Improvisation, instant composition as a performance practice.

Research topics

Contemporary performance textual practices & open work

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs


Geelhoed, Erik and Singh-Barmi, Kuldip and Biscoe, Ian and Cesar, Pablo and Jansen, Jack and Wang, Chen and Kaiser, Rene (2016) Co-Present and Remote Audience Experiences: Intensity and Cohesion. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2016. pp. 1-34. ISSN DOI 10.1007/s11042-016-3879-z Item availability may be restricted.

Conference or Workshop Item

Geelhoed, Erik and Stenton, Phil and Singh-Barmi, Kuldip and Biscoe, Ian (2013) User requirements in immersive mediated performance spaces. In: Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, 11 - 12 April 2013, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales. Item not available from this repository.



Taught during the PGCHE Summer School.


Gave Presentation & Performed at the Contact Fetsival Dartington


Areas of teaching

Dance Performance and Choreography

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Dance & Choregraphy

Professional engagement