Janice is an award-winning independent dance artist and choreographer, and Artistic Director of Janice Parker Projects.
Starting out in the late 1970s, Janice was part of the then radical new practice of Community Dance and became a significant driving force in the development of disability-led arts practice.
She is known for her collaborations with people, of different ages and abilities, from all walks of life, many of whom are new to dance. She mixes together the community and the professional dance worlds, regarding them with equal value.
She believes that all art has the potential to be an act of quiet, or noisy, activism and is passionate about valuing older people as makers, creators and performers.
In 2018 Janice was inducted as an ‘Outstanding Woman of Scotland’ by the Saltire Society. She joined Luminate’s Board in 2015.