Eleanor grew up in France and trained at the Hamburg Opera in Germany and TheRambert school in London. She has danced with The Mark Bruce Company since 2006 performing in productions ‘Sea of Bones’, ‘Love and War’ and ‘Made in Heaven’. She has also danced with Dansconnect performing works by Scott Ambler, Jonathan Lunn, Nikki Smedley, Yael Flexer, Kenneth Tharpe, Mark Bruce and Richard Banks as well as various productions at Glyndebourne Opera and The Royal Albert Hall. Eleanor has taught extensively in the South West currently including Bath Dance College, Tri Art and adult classes in Frome, Somerset. Eleanor combines her dancing career with taking care of her three children.
Jonathan is a professional dance artist and choreographer who has worked for many major British dance companies including, Richard Alston Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rambert Dance Company. In 2007 He was the first contemporary dancer to be nominated in the dance category of the South Bank Show / Times Newspaper Breakthrough Award, in 2008 he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and went on to become the first contemporary dancer to win the Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Male Dancer. He was nominated twice more as Best Male Dancer by the Critics Circle in 2011 and 2012. In 2008 Jonathan founded an education project DanceSpinner: a tool which is now being used by over 200 UK schools to explore and create choreography. Since leaving Rambert in 2012, Jonathan has become a part time tutor at the Architectural Association and is founder member of both New Movement Collective and Goddard Nixon – an acclaimed choreographic collaboration with fellow Ex- Rambert dancer Gemma Nixon. As a Movement Director he has worked recently for the National Theatre on the play Strange Interlude and as dance associate on Sam Mendes’ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Nicole trained at the Cisne Negro Dance Studio in Brazil and The Rambert School where she graduated with a first class honours degree. She has worked for Cisne Negro Dance Company, Introdans, and Scottish Dance Theatre, performing works by Patrick Delcroix, Mark Baldwin, Itzik Galili, Kylian, Matz Ek, Forsythe, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Hofesh Scheter, Liv Lorent, amongst others. She toured with the Mark Bruce Company in 2006 and 2007 for Sea of Bones.
Hannah began her training at Elmhurst Ballet School and from Elmhurst went onto London Contemporary Dance School where she completed her MA in Dance. In 2007 Hannah joined Richard Alston Dance Company where she performed both nationally and internationally for six years. Hannah has also worked for Darren Ellis Dance and performed in ‘The Place Prize’ 2012. She has a keen interest in costume design, and has begun designing for dance, her work has been shown on many highly regarded London stages. She was nominated for the National Dance Award’s Outstanding Female Performer in late 2012 and most recently has performed at the Barbican in Cunningham’s events in ‘Dancing around Duchamp’.
Kristin trained as a rhythmic gymnast at the Olympic Training Centre Chemnitz/Dresden, she was Rhythmic Sports Gymnastics Champion of Germany and performed for a variety of international dance and theatre companies, including Cirque du Soleil. Kristin also works as a director and designer for her own company. As winners of this year’s Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, Kristin and her partner have built a reputation for multidisciplinary work blending animation, projection mapping, theatre, film, dance and papercraft. Her work has included
and a stage adaptation of
Howl’s Moving Castle
. Their latest commercial commission for
was displayed at
and their new theatre production
The Paper Architect
premiered in July 2013 at the
London. Kristin’s joint productions have featured internationally on the BBC, on TV in Japan, on Canal+ in France as well as being published in The Guardian, Kerrang, Digital Arts, Contagious Magazine, Time Out, Metro, Times, Elle Girl Korea and Computer Arts Magazine.
Wayne has danced for some of the worlds leading contemporary dance companies including Sydney Dance Company, Richard Alston Dance Company, National Dance Company Of Wales (NDCWales), Oguike Dance and Motionhouse Dance. He has performed major roles in works by choreographers including Rafael Bonachela, Wendy Houston, Stephen Petronio, Henri Oguike, Itzik Galili, Jacopo Godani, Stejn Celis, Martin Lawrence and Stephen Shropshire. Wayne choreographed three works during his time at NDCWales that were toured by the company during their Alternative Routes Seasons. His new company Wayne Parsons Dance premiered a new work titled
at The Place in February 2013.
was invited to compete in the 6
Copenhagen International Choreography Competition in March 2013. His latest student work
States of Separation
was premiered in July 2013 at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Wayne is developing a new professional work that will be supported by The Place through their Choreodrome platform in August 2013.
Jordi Calpe Serrats
Jordi is originally from Mallorca where he trained in Ballet and Contemporary dance techniques before moving to London and training at the London Contemporary Dance School and at the Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance. Since graduation, Jordi has worked with the Richard Alston Dance Company, National Ballet Ireland, English National Ballet, English National Opera, Royal Variety Show, Hubert Essakow, Anthony Van Laast, Lucy Burge, Aleta Collins, Tim Casson, Opera Holland Park, Lynne Page, Christopher Marney, Drew McOnie, Morgann Runacre-Temple and Arthur Pita amongst others. As film and television credits he has danced in the art film ‘The Death Of Pentheus’; the art short film ‘Crystal Delays’ (Choreographed by himself); BBC Blast; feature films ‘Acts Of Godfrey’ and ‘Sunshine On Leith’; and music video ‘Moves’ by ‘Bright Light Bright Light’.
Chris is from Wales and graduated from Laban in 2004 with a BA (honours) in Dance Theatre. In his early career he danced for NDCWales under the artistic direction of Ann Sholem, and for Dansgroep Amsterdam under the artistic direction of Itzik Galili and Krisztina De Chatel. He now works as a freelance dancer with choreographers including Ivan Perez, Itamar Serussi, Marina Mascarell, and Mor Shani. He also choreographs and teaches internationally.
Alan was born in Buckingham and trained at Lewisham college and London Studio Centre. He then joined AMP/New Adventures in 1997 – stage credits include The Swan/Stranger in Swan Lake, creation of the role Luca in The Carman, creation of the role of Speight in Play Without Words, the Nutcracker in Nutcracker and roles in Cinderella and Spitfire. Alan has worked for various opera companies in works such as Terry Gilliam’s The Damnation of Faust
Midsummer Marriage, Turnabout, Carmen, The Fairy Queen and Trojans. He was Also In Dirty Dancing in the west end Playing various roles, also was a part of the creative team for the opening of the Olympic Ceremony 2012 which he also performed in. Worked with Jazzxchange and performed in various music videos and TV adverts. He also teaches workshops all over the country For Re:Bourne where early next year takes on Lord of The Flies on a UK Australian tour as Resident Director. Alan joined the Mark Bruce Company for Sea Of Bones and is happy to be back after 7yrs for Dracula.
Cree Barnett Williams
Born in Birmingham, Cree trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, graduating with a First Class Degree. Whilst at Rambert School, she worked with Mark Baldwin, and in her final year performed a self choreographed solo at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio. Since graduating, Cree has worked with Renaud Wiser, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Aletta Collins, Ben Wright and with Mark Bruce, previously on
Made In Heaven.