Photo: Alicia Clarke


Tom originally trained at the University of Roehampton (BA Hons Dance

Studies) and Trinity Laban (MA Dance Performance) whilst performing in

Transitions Dance Company.


Currently Tom works at Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) as

their Learning & Participation Coordinator, tutor on the Centre for

Advanced Training (CAT) and is the NSCD Youth Dance Company

Leader. He is the newly appointed Director of Fylde Coast Youth

Dance Company and is involved in a number of independent

projects that involve performing, teaching, organising

and making contemporary dance.


Under the title of Tom Bowes Dance, Tom

creates contemporary dance performance and

educational programmes. Working with a team

of dancers and collaborators, his

work emerges through collaboration,

chance and play. Tom is currently

collaborating with dance artist

Jenny Reeves researching movement

ideas for a new duet Long & Short of It.


Tom Bowes is a contemporary dance artist, choreographer and teacher. His work spans from coordinating and delivering education and outreach projects, producing and choreographing dance works, and directing youth dance companies.


Based in Manchester, Tom mainly works in Leeds and Blackpool, but his work takes him all around the North West and Yorkshire.