Eleanor grew up in France and trained at the Hamburg Opera in Germany and The Rambert 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, movement director 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 for the National Theatre on the play Strange Interlude
, as dance associate on Sam Mendes’ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
and most recently with the Royal Shakespeare Company on their 2014 season production of Two Gentlemen on Verona
. Jonathan is pleased to return to the title role of Mark Bruce Company’s production of Dracula
which received the Southbank Show Sky Arts Award for Dance in 2014. www.jonathangoddard.com
Nicole trained at the Cisne Negro Dance Studio in Brazil and after being a finalist of the Adeline Gennee Competition she received a scholarship to study at 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, Janet Smith amongst others. She toured with the Mark Bruce Company in 2006 and 2007 for Sea of Bones
and was part of the original cast for Dracula, winner of the Sky Arts Awards in 2014. Nicole has recently performed with Darren Ellis Dance and Caroline Bowditch, and is a freelance dancer, teacher and photographer based in London. www.cargocollective.com/nicoleguarino
Hannah began her training at Elmhurst Ballet School and from there went onto London Contemporary Dance School where she completed her MA in Dance and has since taught on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In 2007 Hannah joined Richard Alston Dance Company where she performed both nationally and internationally for six years. She was nominated for the National Dance Award’s Outstanding Female Performer in late 2012. Hannah has a keen interest in costume design and has been designing for dance. Her work has been shown on many highly regarded London stages. Her recent performances include Cunningham’s events in Dancing around Duchamp
at the Barbican, London, Darren Ellis’ Revolver
for The Place Prize for Dance and Mark Bruce’s Dracula
which won the South Bank Sky Arts Award after a sell-out run in London.
Kristin trained as a rhythmic gymnast at the Olympic
Training Centre Chemnitz/Dresden, she was Rhythmic Sports Gymnastics
Champion of Germany and has since performed for a variety of international
dance and theatre companies, including Cirque du Soleil. Together with her
partner Kristin heads an award winning creative studio that designs visual
experiences through art installations and theatrical projects. As well as
creating bespoke projects for cultural institutions and brands, they
produce and sell their own works through international galleries. “The
award-winning husband-and-wife team have built a reputation for
innovative, indelible works – blending animation, projection mapping,
theatre, film, dance and papercraft.” Computer Arts Magazine Winners of
The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2013, Davy & Kristin
McGuire‘s work has included theatre productions such as The Icebook
and the atmospheric stage adaptation of popular fantasy novel, Howl’s
Moving Castle. The Icebook
was the world‘s first projection mapped
pop-up book which has become an international hit, both online and
on tour, and their latest award winning theatre show The
premiered in July 2013 at the Barbican
London. Davy and Kristin’s commercial commissions include the Floating City
for Barneys’ iconic Madison Avenue Christmas windows, and Alchimie de
, a bespoke paper diorama originally displayed at Harrods.
Their renowned projection mapping installations have been exhibited, sold,
published and screened internationally. Kristin loves crossing art forms
and her life as a dancer has informed and inspired her hybrid, interdisciplinary work.
“Magical and exquisitely crafted, Davy and Kristin McGuire’s [...] universe is
full of visual wonders.” The Guardian www.davyandkristinmcguire.com
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 Meeting
at The Place in February 2013. Meeting
was invited to compete in the 6th
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’.
Joe trained at the London Contemporary Dance School, performing works by Jiri Kylian, Jeremy James and Kim Brandstrup. Upon graduating in 2005, Joe created and toured new works by Wayne McGregor, Frederic Flamand and Angelin Preljocaj as well as guest dancing with The Forsythe Company on the production of Human Writes by William Forsythe. He completed his MA in Dance at the Palucca Schule, Dresden before returning to London in 2007. He joined Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures in 2008 as an original cast member of Dorian Gray
for the 2008 and 2009 tours, for the 2010/11 tour of Cinderella
, the 2012 tour of Early Adventures
and as an original cast member for the 2012/13 World tour of Sleeping Beauty
. He has appeared in Arthur Pita’s award winning The Metamorphosis
at The Royal Opera House and The Death of Klinghoffer
directed by Tom Morris for ENO. His own choreographic work has led him to become a guest artist with Cross Connection Ballet in Copenhagen, a tutor at the Architectural Association and a founding member of New Movement Collective. Joe continues to work on bringing his DanceSpinner project http://www.dancespinner.com
into UK Schools and on his own theatre design and marketing business http://www.joewalkling.com/
Nicholas Cass-Beggs grew up in Montreal, Canada. He trained as an actor at the Oxford School of Drama and is based in London. Theatre includes: Four Days in Hong
Kong (Orange Tree Theatre), Velocity (Finborough Theatre), The Zero Hour
and 6 Degrees
for Imitating the Dog (West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK Tour), Carousel
(Barbican, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Lowry), The Temprementals
(Greenwich Theatre), The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(New Vic Theatre), Antigone
(Manchester Royal Exchange), The Snowman in The Snowman
(Peacock Theatre & Korean Tour), Park Avenue
(Lilian Baylis Theatre), Pajama Game
(Union Theatre), La Fille du Régiment, Tamerlano, The Rakes Progress & Orlando
(Royal Opera House). Prior to becoming an actor Nicholas had a career as a contemporary dancer in Germany that spanned eight years. His dance credits include five years as a soloist with Philip Taylor’s Ballet Theatre Munich and three years with Ballett Nordhausen. He has performed works choreographed by Kim Brandstrup, Mark Bruce, Philip Taylor, Jiri Kylian, Rui Horta, Jonathon Lunn, Stefan Haufe and Henning Paar.