"The show, complex in concept, revealed, beyond the undoubted skill of the guest british dancers"
BIANCA ZANARDI, il Titolo
BIANCA ZANARDI, il Titolo
Ellen graduated from London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) in July 2011, having previously trained in many other styles of dance at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. During her time at LCDS Ellen has performed works by Richard Alston and Siobhan Davies as part of the LC3 Tour, and by Martin Lawrence in the LCDS Graduation Performances. After completing her BA(Hons) Ellen joined Tavaziva Dance as an apprentice, as part of the LCDS Postgraduate Apprenticeship Scheme. Ellen has gained valuable teaching experience whilst working at The Place for the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT scheme) as a teaching assistant, and also as a workshop leader for Tavaziva Dance’s Education Programme. Last spring took part in the Barbican Exhibition ‘dancing around Duchamp season’, performing Merce Cunningham repertoire curated by Jeannie Steele. Most recently Ellen has worked with IJAD Dance Company on their project ‘Infinite-space’, at The Science Museum, London. Ellen joined Tavaziva Dance as a full time company member in September 2012. Ellen joined Watkins Dance Company in 2012 touring the UK and Italy.
Claire trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Upon completion of her BA (Hons) Dance Theatre, she continued to specialise in movement, graduating from London Contemporary Dance School with a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance and worked with Tavaziva Dane as an apprentice in 2012. Claire is currently training in Aerial Circus with Rogue Play Theatre, working as a physical theatre performer and practitioner with Highly Sprung Performance and exploring the fusion of Kathak/Synchronised swimming with Balbir Singh Dance. Claire has previously worked with a variety of artists including Bawren Tavaziva, James Wilton, Watkins Dance, Tempered Body Dance Theatre, Mestre Ponciano, Zoi Dimitriou, Jeremy Nelson, Alison Curtis-Jones, Valerie Preston-Dunlop and Birmingham Opera Company. Highlights of Claire's performance experience include the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Tavaziva Dance UK/Canada Tour, International LABAN EVENT Switzerland, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Rugby League World Cup Ceremonies. Claire joined Watkins Dance Company in 2013.
Nathan Goodman was born in London, and began his training at the Brit School for Performing Arts and Technology 2002-06. He then went on to complete his BTEC National Diploma in Dance as well Dance A level, then continued his training at London Contemporary Dance School. During his time at LCDS he worked with Raymond Chai, Jeannie Steele, Laurent Cavanna and Sasha Roubieck. Nathan has studied works by Richard Alston, Jan de Schynkel, Merce Cunningham, including numerous performances at Robin Howard Dance Theatre. He joined Richard Alston Dance Company in 2009, whilst at Richard Alston 2013 he created Elsewhere for Resolutions at The Place and was Nominated for Outstanding Male Performances (Modern) in the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards for Martin Lawrence's Madcap. Since leaving Richard Alston in 2014, Nathan has worked with Hofesh Shechter, towards a project and with Chisato Minamimura for the LAB Opportunity University. Nathan joined Watkins Dance Company in 2014.
Rachael is originally from Glasgow but moved to Leeds where she graduated from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a First Class BPA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance in July 2013. During her training at NSCD she performed works by Douglas Thorpe of Mad Dogs Dance theatre and toured ‘Clothe/Unclothe’ by Rita Marcalo of Instant Dissidence and ‘Hark!’ by Jennifer Lynn-Crawford. She also performed with Jack Stinton Dance Company as part of the Insights at the Camden Fringe Festival in the Autumn of 2012. Rachael was recently part of VERVE: The Postgraduate Performance Company where she toured and performed works by Ben Duke, Lea Anderson and Jamaal Burkmar both nationally and internationally. Rachael joined Watkins Dance Company in 2014.