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 The Icebook
and a stage adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle
. Their latest commercial commission for Courvoisier
was displayed at Harrods
and their new theatre production The Paper Architect
premiered in July 2013 at the Barbican
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 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’.
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.
Creative and Technical Team
Dorothee Brodrueck – Costume Designer
Dorothee Brodrück studied costume design at Berlin’s esteemed Universität der Künste
. Additionally she pursued painting and etching at Freie Kunstschule
, Berlin. After graduating, she moved to Switzerland where she became assistant costume designer in Berns Stadttheater
for 2 years, contributing to diverse ballet and theatre projects.
She has enjoyed the privilege of working with choreographers Erik Ekmann, Hofesh Shechter, Mark Bruce and Doug Varone, and she regularly collaborates with Cathy Marston.
As a freelancer, Dorothee has created costumes for dancers, musicians and actors for venues as varied as the Komische Oper
(Berlin, Germany), Stadttheater
(Bern, Switzerland), Hans-Otto-Theater
(Potsdam, Germany) and Theater an der Sihl
(Zürich, Switzerland) among others.
Now based in Berlin, she co-founded the avant-garde Dieter & Thomas
label with Karoline Lobeck in 2010.
Gemma Brooks – Rehearsal Stage Manager
Phil Eddolls – Set Designer
Pickled Image – Puppetry and Mask, Design and Creation
Pickled Image is an award wining puppet company based in Bristol. Over the years the company has gained international recognition for their darkly humorous visual productions and has won many awards for their work. Proud to be at the forefront of British puppetry the company is continuing to create exquisite puppets and performances in the UK and abroad. The director’s of the company are Dik Downey & Vicky Andrews
who between them have 45 years worth of experience in the creative sector. For Mark Bruce Company Pickled Image created the Spider in ‘Love and War’ and the Great White Shark for ‘Made in Heaven’. For more information about the company please visit www.pickledimage.co.uk
is a puppet maker for Pickled Image, previous work has included model maker and painter for Jeff Cliff Model Effects, on a wide range of projects from National Theatre props to Tim Burton’s film ‘Frankenweenie’. Emma helped to make the Great White Shark for ‘Made in Heaven’ and is proving to be an extremely talented young puppet maker.
Guy Hoare – Lighting Designer
: Made In Heaven; Love & War; Sea of Bones
; Bad History; Green Apples; Dive
(Mark Bruce Company); The Metamorphosis
(Arthur Pita / ROH2); Hold Everything Dear
(Laila Diallo / ROH2); The Land of Yes, The Land of No
(Rafael Bonachela / Sydney Dance Company); Frontline
(Henri Oguike / Aterbaletto); Dream
(Christopher Bruce / NDCWales); Pavlova’s Dogs
(Rachel Lopez de la Nieta / Scottish Dance Theatre); Square Map of Q4
(Bonachela Dance Company); And Who Shall Come to the Ball?
(Rafael Bonachela / Candoco); Just As We Are; The Lessening of Difference; About Around; The Diminishing Present
(Ben Wright / Bgroup); Execute Now
(Ben Ash / Dog Kennel Hill Project); Havana Rakatan
(Nilda Guerra / Sadler’s Wells); Mischief
(Arthur Pita / Theatre Rites); Varmints
(Wilkie Branson / Travelling Light); Bruise Blood; Flicker
(Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company); After Effects
(Darren Ellis Dance); No More Ghosts
(Darren Ellis / Richard Alston Dance Company); Show; Lonely Hearts / Suspicious Minds; Sleep Talking; Allow Me
(Joanne Fong /
The Snag Project); Spirit Level; Bye; Orange Gina; Flap
(Sarah Warsop /
The Snag Project); Viking Shoppers
(Ruth Gibson / Igloo); Badlands; Amstatten; The Happiness Project
(Robert Clark); Green In Blue; Little Red; Expression Lines; Tiger Dancing; Seen of Angels; Second Signal
; White Space
; Dido & Aeneas; Finale; FPS; Shot Flow; Melancholy Thoughts; A Moment of Give; Ilé Ayé
(Henri Oguike Dance Company).
: Strange Interlude
(National Theatre); Roots; Serenading Louie; Be Near Me
(Donmar Warehouse); A Doll’s House; Going Dark
(Young Vic); NSFW; In Basildon
(Royal Court); A Delicate Balance; Waste
(Almeida); And No More Shall We Part
(The Gate); Peter Pan
(NTS); Sleeping Beauty
(Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); Future Proof
(Traverse); Wild Oats; Faith Healer
(Bristol Old Vic); A Christmas Carol
(Birmingham Rep); Annie; As You Like It; Macbeth; Bollywood Jane; The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe; How Many Miles to Basra?
(West Yorkshire Playhouse); Kes; Season’s Greetings
(Liverpool Playhouse); Amadeus
(Sheffield Theatres); The Seagull
(Headlong); Othello, Rutherford & Son
: Jakob Lenz
(ENO); The Cunning Little Vixen
(Brno); American Lulu; The Firework-Maker’s Daughter
(The Opera Group); The Lighthouse; Albert Herring; Der Kaiser von Atlantis; The Barber of Seville, Gianni Schicchi; Il Tabarro; La Clemenza di Tito; Fantastic Mr Fox; Promised End; The Duenna; The Magic Flute; Katya Kabanova; Don Giovanni
; Anna Bolena; Susannah; Eugene Onegin; The Seraglio
Polly Meech – Rehearsal Deputy Stage Manager
Nic Prior – Technical Stage Manager
Lynda Radley – Dramaturg
Chris Samuels – Sound Designer
Jyn San – Make-up
Chris Swain – Production Manager