Martina Coggins

Martina Coggins

BA Performance (Dance Theatre)

Year of graduation

Current job title and company/profession
Company Co-Director Tracing Steps Theatre and Dance

Martina graduated from the University of Salford in 2006. Martina worked as a dance development officer in Salford for 5 years. In this post she initiated & developed and managed the preschool, over 50's and disability dance programmes across Salford.

During this time Martina also took part in a community exchange in Pakistan for four weeks in April 2009, teaching disability dance in a country where people with disabilities are still hidden away.

Martina started her own business ‘Tracing Steps Theatre and Dance Company’ and won start up business of the year award in 2011. The company offers a wide range of classes across Greater Manchester, specialising in work with the elderly and people with disabilities.

"The variety of dance and performance skills offered at Salford really allowed me to choose an education that was tailored to my individual wants and needs. This has definitely helped in making me a versatile practitioner."