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, The Odyssey, Macbeth and most recently Return to 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 received a nomination for the National Dance Award's Outstanding Female Modern Performer 2018 for her role as Lady Macbeth.

Eleanor has taught extensively in the South West including Tri Art, Swindon CAT scheme and Bath Dance College. She heads up the education programme at the Mark Bruce Company, developing the residential Summer School for vocational students. Eleanor combines her dancing career with taking care of her three children.

Dane Hurst

Dane Hurst is a South African/British Dancer, Choreographer and Creative Director based in London U.K.

He won the Critics Circle, Best Male Dancer of the Year Award in 2014, was voted 3rd in the top 100 Dancers of the Year for Dance Europe and received the Spotlight, Best Emerging Dancer of the Year Award in 2007. Since 2004 Dane has performed nationally and internationally with the Rambert Dance Company, National Dance Company of Wales, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Umanoove/Didy Veldman, Company Wayne McGregor and Moving Assembly Project.

As a choreographer Dane graduated with MA Choreography from University of Kent. He won a Standard Bank Ovation Encore Award at the National Arts Festival in South Africa in 2018. Dane appeared on BBC 2 in performance for Shakespeare Live! From the RSC and in No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free? documentary 2018. Dane is Artistic Director of the Moving Assembly Project.
www.danejeremyhurst.com

Carina Howard

Carina trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance where she graduated with a first class (hons) degree. Following this, she completed a masters at Northern School of Contemporary Dance with Distinction and the award for most outstanding achievement.

Carina joined Mark Bruce Company in 2017, touring in their production of Macbeth and performing in videos for Mark Bruce's album, Girl in a Graveyard. Carina is also a company dancer with Rosie Kay Dance Company, having toured in their production of MK Ultra in 2018 and Rosie Kay's Fantasia in 2019. Carina also worked with Payne Productions in 2019 on their research and development for Bluebeard: The Chamber's Scent. Other performances include Mark Baldwin's The Creation, at Sadler's Wells Theatre alongside Rambert Company, Arielle Smith's Cradle, at the Barbican, BBC Young Dancer 2017 Contemporary Category Semi Finals at Dance East and Rambert School's Graduate Tour in works by Mark Bruce, Didi Veldman and Jenna Lee. In her spare time Carina enjoys working at Ascot Rehab as a Creative Movement Therapist for patients with Parkinson's disease.

Jordi Calpe Serrats

Jordi, from Mallorca, trained in Ballet at the London Contemporary Dance School and at the Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance.

Jordi has been a company member since 2013; since graduation he has also worked with the Richard Alston Dance Company, Yorke Dance Project, 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, Reuben Feels, Arthur Pita, Supple Nam, Maxine Doyle and Robert Cohan amongst others.

Film and television credits include BBC Radio 2 Live @ Hyde Park: Pet Shop Boys; TV series Brave New World, Andrea Bocelli; 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 started acting in London's West End under directorship of Cameron Mackintosh, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bill Kenwright. He then joined The Royal Ballet School, then Rambert School graduating with a First Class BA Hons in 2017.

At Rambert he performed with Rambert Dance Company performing works by Mark Baldwin, Itzik Galili and worked with Didy Veldman and Mark Bruce in his final year. Since graduating Christopher has worked in multiple film projects with Nowness, VENI VIDI, Antonia Grove, Charlotte Edmonds and performed with Arielle Smith, Travis Knight, Polly Wright, Gemma Payne, Carolyn Bolton, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Mark Bruce Company.

Christopher is co-director of Retrospect Dance Theatre where he directed, performed and edited their first full-length work In Light of Those You Love (2017). Choreographic achievements include the Charlotte Kirkpatrick Award 2016, Young Choreographer 2017 and joining the Cohan Collective as a creative collaborator. Christopher joined Sadler’s Wells as a Young Associate Artist, where he has created works for both stages in the theatre.

Sharol Mackenzie

Sharol’s first experience of dance was in her birthplace Swaziland. Moving to England in 2005, she soon obtained a place with Swindon Dance CAT scheme.

She joined National Youth Dance Company in 2012, when she performed Jasmin Vardimon’s (in between) on a national tour. Her contemporary dance training progressed and she graduated from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance with a first- class honours degree in 2017.

Upon graduating from Rambert she worked on short projects with Arielle Smith Dance, Richard Chappell and Mark Bruce before joining VERVE, the Postgraduate Performance Company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (2017-2018). Here she performed works by Matthew Robinson, Lenka Vagnerova, Hannes Langolf and Sita Ostheimer on a National and European tour.

Since finishing VERVE Sharol has worked on short projects with Mark Bruce, toured nationally in Richard Chappell’s works At The End We Begin and Still Touch and most recently Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet.

Jonathan Goddard

Jonathan is a professional dance artist, movement director and choreographer who has worked for many major British dance companies including Rambert. He is a founder member of New Movement Collective, Goddard Nixon and has been a tutor at the Architectural Association in London. Jonathan has been nominated for the South Bank Show / Times Newspaper Breakthrough Award in 2007, Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance in 2008, Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Male Dancer 2011, 2012. He has won the Critics Circle Award for Best Male Dancer twice in 2008 and 2014 and Outstanding Male Performance (modern) in 2014.

As Choreographer credits include Company Chameleon’s Pictures We Make (Linbury Studio Theatre). As a Movement Director: Strange Interlude, Man and Superman, Beaux Stratagem, As You Like It, Sunset at the Villa Thalia (National Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout Theatre Broadway), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal Shakespeare Company), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Dance Associate, West End). www.jonathangoddard.com

Tania Dimbelolo

Tania began her training at age 14 on the CAT Scheme (Centre of Advanced Training) at Swindon Dance before commencing at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance to attain her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She has toured with Mckim’s company ‘Moving Visions Dance Theatre’ after her first year as part of The Cathedral Dance Research Project.

Tania has worked with Dane Hurst and composer, Shirley Thompson for the 2015 & 2017 Tete a Tete Opera Festival at The Place Theatre. In her final year Tania appeared in the 2017 BBC Young Dancer, performing a duet in collaboration with Jacob Lang for the Contemporary Category Finals at The Lowry Theatre. She also starred with Sam Coren in the international UBER advertisement Effortless Night, directed by Kim Gehrig with Movement Direction by Steven Hoggett and Christopher Akrill.

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