Mette Pedersen is a dancer, choreographer and teacher from Norway. She is currently a teacher of Dance at Makerere University’s Department of Performing Arts and Film, as well as continuing freelance with performing dance and choreographing.
She went to a high school of arts with focus on dance. Here she was introduced to Norwegian folk dances and taken into a folk dance group called “Bygda Dansar” which she trained and performed with for one and a half year. In these years she also performed in two musicals, two theatre pieces and a number of dance pieces with a company. Following high school she used one year in a folk high school focusing on dance where she choreographed her own piece in a performance they toured with, and together with another classmate she also arranged another tour for the performance.
Her Bachelor of Arts was earned from the Norwegian College of Dance in June 2015. During this time Mette came to meet the hip hop culture and started training a number of these styles. She trained primarily at two studios which she also performed with, and was taken into a training program for hip hop freestyle taught by Camilla Tellefsen and Marikken Bratlie in Norway.
After finishing school Mette has performed and choreographed a number of pieces for different occasions. She has been hired to perform solo a number of times in different parts of Norway, as well as performing in groups with musicals, dance pieces and theatre pieces. She was a part of Northern Lights which travelled to Macau to perform at the International Youth Dance Festival together with nineteen other countries. Since 2015 Mette has also been performing in Uganda at different events, most recently being Uganda Entertainment Awards 2016. Her first time choreographing a longer dance piece, Walls with minds and hearts, debuted on Byfestivalen in Oslo this past summer.