Research at the School is grounded in the recognition that dance academics and dance professionals are usually competent (in terms of innovation and research) to do different things. This is because these two categories of people realise different areas of expertise and personal potential through different training and post-training (or Post-graduate) experiences.
Rambert School, in many cases but not exclusively, supports projects that include Practice as Research engaged in by individuals who have, or can acquire, the highest level of sophistication in both established academic and dance professional areas.
The outcomes of these projects, in so far as they are made up of dance practice, are of a professional level. No less important, each project includes a significant body of conventional academic work. This demonstrates, primarily through writing, the use of recognised academic conventions as regards the skills of thinking, reflection, analysis, interpretation and evaluation.
Thus it is a characteristic of each Research Project involving dance practice, that not only are the highest professional standards in that practice displayed, but the application of established academic conventions, at a sophisticated level, are also demonstrated.
Research is led within the School by its director Dr Ross McKim MA PhD NBS.