Workshops, Talks/Lectures

Workshops, Talks and Lectures

Workshops both in person and now via videolink

A proactive approach for dancers to become mentally fit and emotionally strong

My interactive Mental Health, Self-Care Workshops are created for performing arts students from the age of 13 through to professional performers. They are also suitable for those working with performers, coaches, teachers, physical therapists, dance science students and also the parents of students and can be presented in person or via video link.

The talks cover recognising mental health symptoms and how they relate to performers by looking at typical underlying factors and triggers.  Break-out groups allow attendees to explore subject such as their relationship with food, perfectionism, social media influences and body image to enable them to see if these issues are affecting them.

A discussion regarding the relationship between mental health and injuries is also included; this can help with both recovering from and avoiding future injuries.

Participants learn a variety of simple techniques to help them in all aspects of their performing life. Due to the subject matter, I also offer a few short, confidential one-to-one sessions after each workshop if required.

Workshops run for between one and a half to two hours, with an additional time for one-to-ones mentioned above, if required.

It was incredible to have Terry Zoom in to speak with our students in San Diego all the way from England! Terry really did an amazing job of interacting with the students in our workshop, who ranged in age from 10-18, and nicely broke down some important ideas to keep in mind when dealing with the stresses of being a ballet student. I love Terry’s perspective on how to handle anxiety, and it is clear that he understands what is going on in the mind of a dancer. Thank you Terry! Danika Pramik-Holdaway Artistic Director San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

A 1 hour workshop is also available specifically dealing with performance, audition and exam anxiety.  Other tailor made workshops can be discussed with the school/company.

I present dance science talks and in 2019 I was invited to speak at the International Association of Dance Medicine Science  (IADMS) regional meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland in March 2019.  In September 2020, I will be presenting a talk at the RAD Centenial Conference, “Mapping Dance and Dance Teachers: Past(s), Present, and Future(s)”.  Due to COVID-19, this has now been put back to 2021.

I am a guest lecturer at the University College London (UCL) on their Performing Arts Medicine MSc course and presented this in March 2019 and again in March 2020.


Please contact me for bookings or for more information about my talks and workshops.



Workshops for 2020

Elmhurst Ballet School

Elmhurst Ballet School Birmingham UK- January 2020


3 Workshops for the CAT students at Dance East in Ipswich UK-  February 2020




Workshops Network Reveals

The Network Reveals Media – “Higher Level Industry” London UK- February 2020



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CBS Dance London UK – February 2020


Can You Dance

CYD? Teachers Convention Leeds UK –  March 2020



Lecture for the MSc in Dance Medicine Science at UCL London UK- March 2020



MOVEIT Live London UK – March 2020 (cancelled due to lockdown)



Shockout Arts Manchester UK- March 2020 (cancelled due to lockdown)



Danceworks London UK- April 2020 (cancelled due to lockdown)


@dancemed and @thepointeshop live talk on Instagram – April 2020



Capezio live talk on Instagram – April 2020


British Actors Equity (Dance section) virtual live talk – May 2020,y_21,w_2890,h_1097/fill/w_335,h_129,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/United_Ballet_Theatre_Logo_Vector.webp

Virtual Summer Intensive Workshop for Untited Ballet Theatre Orlando Florida USA – June 2020



Phoenix Dance Theatre Leeds UK, company dancers virtual workshop – June 2020

Virtual Ballet Intensive from Colorado USA – June 2020



Dance Ireland

Dance Ireland  members’ virtual workshop – June 2020



Doctors for Dancers (USA) three virtual panel discussions – July and August 2020




World Performing Arts Boot Camp virtual workshop – July 2020





Box Fresh Skills: Launch Your Dance Career virtual panel discussion with Kathleen McGuire Gaines and Brendon Hansford – July 2020



SS Dance & Wellbeing Wellness Day  virtual workshop – July 2020




The Actors Centre  virtual workshop – August 2020








Please contact me for bookings or for more information about my talks and workshops.

Workshops for 2019

Ballet Boost

Ballet Boost  at Pineapple Studios in July, August and October 2019


ID Company

Ryan Jenkins ID Company

Ryan Jenkins – ID Company #werkit   at Guildford University in July 2019


United Kingdom

Workshop for the RAD teachers’ CPD day in London – July 2019



ISSA VIBE Dance Intensive – Battersea London – August 2019


Dancers Network UK

Dancers Network UK

The Dancers Network UK  at Urdang – September 2019



Razzmataz Medway – September 2019



O’Kody Arts – London November 2019



Dance Ireland

Dance Ireland Workshop and Mental Health panel – November 2019


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Sonia Plumb Dance

Sonia Plumb Dance   3 Mental Health Workshops for pre-professional students and professional dancers in Hartford CT USA – November 2019


Ballet School

The Joffrey Ballet School New York City USA – 2 workshops for the students over 2 days – November 2019

Ms. Era Jouravlev, Ballet Trainee Program Artistic Director at Joffrey Ballet School added: “Our students’ physical and mental well-being is a top priority. We believe that having the right mindset will lead to a successful and healthy career path. We look forward to Mr. Hyde’s workshops and for him to impart his wisdom and experiences with our students.


Dancers Network UK

Dancers Network UK

Dancers Network UK – Urdang – November 2019



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Biscuit Ballerina and Counselling for Dancers

Biscuit Ballerina & Counselling for Dancers

Joint workshops with Shelby Williams (Biscuit Ballerina) during 2019 in London. Manchester and Edinburgh.


English National Ballet School

Workshops at English National Ballet School for each year group, with an additional workshop for the staff.  December 2019


Please contact me for bookings or for more information about my talks and workshops.