Interviews

  1. Ayshen aka Icy Ice 54 teaching at The Annual Conference and AGM 2011 photo: Brian Slater

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Ayshen aka Icy Ice 54

    Sunday 8 January 2017

    Ayshen aka Icy Ice 54 is a freelance dance artist and has been teaching in academic and community settings across London for over 13 years. Icy is the Artistic Director of her own company, Dynamic Eclipse Arts a… Continue Reading

  2. Diana Le Quesne 
Photo: Nic Gotch

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Diana Le Quesne

    Wednesday 30 November 2016

    Diana trained in classical ballet in L’Aquila, Italy. She started by studying Contemporary Dance and Mime at the age of 13, and later on, continued in Florence at the Bottega del Piccolo Teatro directed by… Continue Reading

  3. Choreographer Renaud Wiser
Photo: Ione Saizar

    News: Meet the teacher - Renaud Wiser

    Thursday 24 November 2016

    Renaud Wiser is a choreographer based in London. He was born in Switzerland and trained in dance in Geneva before joining the Ballet Junior in 1998. During his studies, Renaud was awarded the Migros Bursary for y… Continue Reading

  4. Sammi Russel
Photo : DanceWorks

    News: Meet the teacher - Sami Russell

    Thursday 24 November 2016

    Sami Russell is a co founder of .identiti.co, she graduated from Chichester University with a BA(hons) in Dance in 2008, followed by completing her Masters degree focusing on performance in 2009. As a member of m… Continue Reading

  5. Photo: Victor Fung Dance Company

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Victor Fung

    Friday 28 October 2016

    An independent dance artist based in Hong Kong and London, Victor teaches a release based contemporary class, level one, at The Place on Friday evenings -drop in available... Continue Reading

  6. Hakeem Onibudo

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Hakeem Onibudo

    Monday 24 October 2016

    Hakeem has been teaching his Xpress Yo'Self street dance classes at Danceworks for over 20 years. Participants learn fresh routines dancing to an eclectic mix of music. Whatever the level of class, he alway… Continue Reading

  7. Melanie Clark

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Melanie Clark

    Friday 14 October 2016

    Melanie teaches contemporary and ballet at City Academy. "When people leave the class feeling better than when they came in – that’s what makes it worth it!" Continue Reading

  8. Shanghai Ballet in 'Echoes of Eternity'. Principals Qi Bingxue & Wu Husheng. Photo: Chen Wen

    Interview: Patrick de Bana - on creating works with Shanghai Ballet

    Monday 1 August 2016 by Graham Watts

    His last work for the company was based on the English classic 'Jane Eyre'. In 'Echoes of Eternity' (at the Coliseum this month), he has been inspired by a 9th century Chinese poem... Continue Reading

  9. Candoco Dance Company's Joel Brown & Laura Patay in Arlene Phillips 'You And I Know'. Photo: Pedro Machado

    Interview: Candoco's Joel Brown, Laura Patay & Stine Nilsen Q&A

    Monday 4 July 2016 by Alice Westoby

    Alice Westoby spoke to performers Joel & Laura and Artistic Co-Director Stine, at the performance of their duet 'You and I Know', as part of Dancing City, Canary Wharf... Continue Reading

  10. Marie Chouinard, 2016. Photo: Sylvie-Ann Pare

    Interview: Marie Chouinard Q&A

    Monday 20 June 2016 by carmel smith

    One of the world's most daring and original choreographers, Montreal-based Marie Chouinard is at Sadler's Wells this week with her company... Continue Reading

  11. Fearghus Ó Conchúir. Photo: Ste Murray

    Interview: Fearghus Ó Conchúir - on The Casement Project

    Wednesday 1 June 2016 by carmel smith

    Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme marking the centenary of the First World War, an ambitious project is inspired by the British peer, Irish nationalist & international humanitarian Roger Casement... Continue Reading

  12. David Waring. Photo: Chris Nash

    Interview: David Waring Q&A

    Monday 23 May 2016

    The Artistic Director of Transitions - Trinity Laban's graduate company - performing at home in South East London this week (Wed -Fri) Continue Reading

  13. Ben Duke in 'Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)'. Photo: Zoe Manders.

    Interview: Ben Duke - on Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

    Tuesday 17 May 2016

    There are two more chances to catch the remarkable one-man staging of Milton’s epic poem in London - at Battersea Arts Centre & Wilton's Music Hall this summer... Continue Reading

  14. Cecilia Lisa Eliceche  (centre).

    Interview: Cecilia Lisa Eliceche - on 'Unison' - her first London performances

    Friday 29 April 2016

    "..lately all my dances as an ‘offering’ - to the audience, the world, to nature, to spirits, especially to the wickedest Basque witch I knew... Continue Reading

  15. Kloe Dean. Photo: Hannaah Furness

    Interview: Kloe Dean Q&A

    Thursday 28 April 2016 by carmel smith

    The hip hop dancer, choreographer, freestyler, teacher and founder of all female collective Myself UK Dance Company is part of Breakin' Convention this weekend... Continue Reading

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