Dancers

Dancers

Eleanor Duval

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’,‘Made in Heaven’,'Dracula' and 'The Odyssey'. 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 including Bath Dance College, Tri Art and adult classes in Frome, Somerset. She heads up the education programme at the Mark Bruce Company, recently developing the residential Summer School for vocational students. Eleanor combines her dancing career with taking care of her three children.

Grace Jabbari

Grace trained as a GB level aerobic gymnast as well as completing dance training at the Linda Butler School of Dance in Reading and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.

This was followed by the completion of a First Class degree at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and an MA in Contemporary Dance with Northern School of Contemporary Dance. At Rambert, Grace worked with Mark Baldwin, Robert Cohan and Darren Ellis and was a recipient of the Charlotte Kirkpatrick award in 2013.

On graduation Grace gained a place as an apprentice for Mark Bruce Company for the UK tour of ‘Dracula’. Grace has since worked on projects with Alexandra Green, Russell Maliphant, Aquabatix, IJAD dance company and Moving Cities productions.

Recently Grace has been working with choreographer Holly Blakey on the piece ‘Some Greater Class’ with performances at Hales Gallery and the UK Music Video Awards. Other work includes performances in various music videos and the Selfridges Christmas promo.

Jonathan Goddard

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 with the Royal Shakespeare Company on their 2014 season production of Two Gentlemen of Verona. www.jonathangoddard.com

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.

Film and television credits include 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’.

Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas is from Kent and has been performing from a young age, acting professionally in the West End under directorship of Cameron Mackintosh, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bill Kenwright. He trained vocationally at The Royal Ballet School and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance graduating in 2017. While at The Royal Ballet School, Chris performed alongside The Royal Ballet Company at The Royal Opera House and with the school at The Linbury Studio Theatre.

During his time at Rambert School he performed with Rambert Dance Company in Mark Baldwin’s 'The Creation' (Sadler's Wells and Garsington Opera) and Itzik Galili's 'A Linha Curva' (Sadler's Wells). Alongside working with choreographers Didy Veldman, Mark Bruce and Antonia Grove at Rambert, Chris has been creating his own work with pieces performed at The Anya Linden Studio Theatre, The Platform Theatre and Lillian Baylis Studio Theatre. In his second year Chris was awarded the Charlotte Kirkpatrick Award.

Upon graduation Chris starts work with choreographer Arielle Smith and is developing his own choreographic work with Hannah McGlashon on their first collaborative project, premiering September 2017.

Daisy West

Daisy trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, graduating with a first-class honours degree in 2014. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of Akram Khan’s AKX scholarship. Daisy has since been working as a freelance dancer, performing a variety of work.

Credits include Northern Ballet, Peter Schaufuss Ballet, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Lynne Page Dance (in collaboration with jazz trio GoGo Penguin). Daisy has also been working with Will Tuckett, notably having the role of ‘Maria Stahlbaum’ created on her for his immersive Nutcracker.

Most recently Daisy has been a dancer for Yorke Dance Project where she performed works choreographed by Sir Kenneth Macmillan, Sir Robert Cohan and Yolande Yorke-Edgell in their ‘Rewind, Forward’ tour.

She also appears in a number of music videos for artists such as Newton Faulkner and Slow Club. Daisy is thrilled to be joining Mark Bruce Company for the 2017/2018 season.

Dominic Rocca

Dominic began dancing at West Berkshire Ballet School and as a part of The Cecchetti Classical Ballet Scholarship Scheme. He was also a member of the National Youth Ballet Company for the 2012-2014 seasons and continued his training at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

Whilst training, he worked with choreographers Mark Bruce, Darren Ellis and Mark Baldwin, and was a recipient of the Charlotte Kirkpatrick award in 2016. Dominic has worked professionally for Jack Philp Dance.

He is excited to be joining Mark Bruce Company for the 2017/18 season.

Hannah McGlashon

Hannah started dancing at the age of 13 after playing cricket at county level for a number of years. In 2014 she began her training at Rambert School where she is currently completing a Ba (Hons) in Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

In her second year at the school, Hannah was selected to work on a restaging of Robert Cohan’s ‘Song, Praises and Lamentations’ by Robert Cohan and Paul Liburd. During her final year she was also involved in the creation of works by choreographers including Darren Ellis, Jenna Lee and Mark Bruce.

Outside of school Hannah worked with Rambert Company, firstly touring ‘A Linha Curva’ by Itzik Galili in their autumn 2016 season. During the tour, Hannah was asked to perform ‘Creation’, a collaboration between Rambert Company and Garsington Opera House at Sadler Wells.

Creatively Hannah is working with company member and fellow student Christopher Thomas on an evening’s work to be performed in September 2017.

Steven Berkeley-White

Stephen trained at the Rambert Ballet School and went on to perform with many dance companies, including the Mark Bruce Company, Random, Adventures in Motion Pictures, David Massingham Dance, Red Rain Dance, Diversions,V-tol and has worked with choreographers such as Richard Alston, Christopher Bruce, Darren Ellis, Matthew Hawkins and Lloyd Newson, among others. He has also appeared in major productions at The Royal Exchange Manchester and The National Theatre. Recently Stephen has taken on a parallel career as a photographer.
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