Rodney Bell

Rodney Bell

Founding Dancer and Tutor

Rodney has been dancing professionally since 1995; having started out as a Touch Compass founding member. Proud to be a pioneer for physically inclusive dance, Rodney has performed both nationally and internationally – winning an Isadora Dance Award while dancing in the US with Axis Dance Company. Rodney was also the winner of the Attitude Artistic Achievement Award, in 2016, and the Arts Access Aotearoa Artistic Achievement Award in 2017.

Increasingly Rodney finds himself working across varied media, including film, commercials, documentaries, fashion shows and in motivational presentations. With his strong focus on Universal Access, Rodney is also extensively involved in organisations that advocate and pursue wide access for people with and without disabilities.

Honoured to be dancing with Touch Compass, Rodney hopes to continue to change the way we all view dance. His motto is: “He waka eke noa” (a canoe we are all in with no expectations)