What Moves You CIC (Company Number 690771) was set up in March 2021 to plan and deliver participatory performing arts projects, performances and programmes of related mentoring, skills sharing and training for, and with, members of the community and professional artists. 

What Moves You? was the first project led by Director, Dawn Hartley with fellow Dance Artists Julia McGhee,

Niamh O'Loughlin and Skye Reynolds. Thanks to funding from Creative Scotland Open Fund, 40 Crowdfunder Supporters and partnership venues The Brunton, Byre Theatre, Lyra and Lyth Arts Centre, the dancers delivered online, outdoor and indoor workshops with more than 300 people across Scotland. Each dancer also made a solo to perform outdoors for 214 people in Summer 2021.


Recent activity includes:

  • 2 performances by Julia McGhee of The Bog Blanket & Meet The Artists events for Thurso Women's Festival 29 April 2022

       in partnership  with Lyth Arts Centre

  • What Moves You at The Brunton 12 November 2021 - attracting 57 audience to enjoy live music and dance again

  • Chance Dance Sessions for Cellardyke Youth Club in November 2021

  • My Friend Selkie for Early Years children in Aberdeen Nurseries, thanks to funding from Aberdeen City Council and a Magic Little Grant provided by Localgiving in partnership with the People's Postcode Trust, a grant giving organisation funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

We look forward to sharing the short film of the outdoor performances - soon!





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In partnership with The Byre Theatre                                       (image by Hazel Terry)

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Photo of Jade, Dawn, Quee and Brian by Brian Hartley
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Moving movement...

Please see Life Story for more info and email me for current cv.  dawnhartley@gmail.com


Career-long Professional Learning

I  am passionate about dance and movement. With years of experience in delivery and design, I'll happily propose bespoke programmes of projects and CLPL for your cluster or school. 

Building on the basics to create complexity.

Leading Dance Workshops

I enjoy delivering dance sessions for all levels of experience to maximise full engagement and build confidence. 


Artistic Support

As a former performer,  I have experience in all aspects of artistic development from idea to studio to stage to outdoors.  

Please email for advice - If I don't know, I'm happy to direct you to someone who does.

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Dancebase R & D residency online 2020

Dawn that video is incredible.
The movement really drew me in, and it was particularly cool to see the dancers in their different surroundings, and when they came up and eyeballed the camera it felt simultaneously startling, intimate
and gave this feeling of connection and closeness.
Especially impressive to achieve something at that level during an r&d in lockdown - well done!

Thanks for visiting this site giving info about my own work and What Moves You CIC activity until the time is right for its very own website later in 2022.