Bérnard Pierre-Louis

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As a lecturer for LJMU, Bérnard delivers Limon Principles through Studio Practice, creative workshops in Choreography/Site work, Music Composition and music accompaniment. At present he is Leading tutor for undergraduate performance company, U.n.I dance (formerly known as JMUpstart Dance Company) .

After receiving a CETL (Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning) award and sabbatical to visit the Limon Institute in New York, Bérnard focuses his practice through the exploration of Music enhancement and composition, taking place within both Choreography and Movement (technique) Pedagogy

He is currently pursuing his research into the impact of Pulse/rhythm, movement and physicality of the body. Bérnard experienced a career as a performer in the UK and Europe. Within an artistic role, Bérnard has produced choreographic works commissioned by the Royal Opera House Education Unit, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, MDI, Lowry, Cumbria Arts and JMUpstart for the Edinburgh Fringe.

He is frequently invited to adjudicate performance events, guest deliver professional classes throughout Europe and across the United Kingdom.


2008, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGcertHE
2000, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Dance & Community

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2001 - present


Brooks P, Kahlich LC, Pierre-Louis B, Walton A. LJMU Research-In-Action Day, St George's Hall, Liverpool Telematic Performing Arts - linking students around the world using videoconferencing

Journal article

Pierre-Louis B. The impact on student learning in relationship to language, curriculum and the delivery of dance practice Innovations in Practice,


Brooks P, Pierre-Louis B, Jones N. Falling Publisher Url

Brooks P, Pierre-Louis B, Jones N. Falling

Conference presentation:

A model of Teaching & Learning creativity in Higher Education with student and tutor reflections., Learning & Teaching conference, LJMU, Oral presentation. 2014