Cultured Mongrel are dedicated to being well informed regarding developments in the ever changing

dance sector. Utilising her extensive and growing knowledge Artistic Director EJP has been employed 

as a consultant and guest speaker for several organisations and individuals.

Should you require consultation support please do not hesitate to contact to discuss

your needs. In the case that EJP is unable to assist you, she is highly likely to know someone who can!


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The Edinburgh College Creative Advisory Panel for Employability meets

to discuss the best methods of equipping Creative Industries students

for working life.  As part of the panel EJP also speaks annually to

students at the Creative Industries Employability Day covering 

topics such as building a career in dance, surviving as an 

independent artist and branding your practice.



Photo by Suzanne R Livingstone
Photo by Suzanne R Livingstone





Working with teachers from across the Lothians and Borders EJP 

supports them to better understand and deliver the outcomes

required for Higher Dance Qualification.  From building a deeper

understanding of practical technique, to helping develop assessment 

material her aim is to put teachers at ease whilst finding ways to

ensure students gain as much as possible from their studies.







Representing Scottish Arts Practitioners with Imaginate, EJP attended

a six day conference in Hasselt in February 2015.  Six international organisations led by Mooss (Belguim), namely IDOCDE (Austria),

Elim Sende Association (Turkey), Zodiac (Finland), Imaginate (Scotland), Passarelle (Belgium) and Vera Bargman (Netherlands), were invited to exchange knowledge and experience on dance education with

children and young people.


Photo by James Wilson
Photo by James Wilson


44 Stories


Advising on the history of Vogue and exploring the core of the

dance style under invitation of Drew Taylor in his athletic poetic

exploration of visibility and activism 44 Stories which shares

stories from the 44 out of 71 competing Commonwealth

countries that outlaw homosexuality.  Part of the Glasgow

Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival 2014.