Dr Heather Blasdale Clarke is a dance teacher and historian specialising in early Australian colonial culture and dance. She has carried out extensive research in an hitherto untouched area of social and cultural history, and has received a number of local and international scholarships to further the research. In 2018 she completed a professional doctorate to examine the intriguing topic of early Australian convict dance. By combining a comprehensive understanding of the many dance traditions relevant to early Australian history, she is able to bring a deep insight to this fascinating study. Heather frequently presents workshops and seminars, and regularly publishes articles on her website www.colonialdance.com.au.
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