DANCE ARTISTS

Luke was born in London and trained at the Royal Ballet School from the age of 11. After graduating he joined Scottish Ballet (soloist) where he danced for 10 years and then went on to dance for Rambert until 2019.


In 2004 he performed with K Ballet Company, Japan at the Metropolitan Opera House NYC for the Frederick Ashton gala. He has danced a range of roles with The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, and Rambert by renowned choreographers such as Balanchine, Ashton, Forsythe, Page, Alston, Macmillan, Wheeldon, Tetley, Christopher Bruce and Matthew Bourne.


Luke was an Olivier nominated dancer for outstanding achievements in 2017 for Mark Baldwin’s ‘Creation’. Most recently Luke was a guest dancer with Company Wayne McGregor in ‘Tree of Codes’ in Paris with the Paris Opera Ballet.

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Luke Ahmet

Freelance Dance Artist

& Teacher

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Josef was born and raised in Sussex and did his training at Laban and Central School of Ballet, graduating in 2008.

 

Since then he has consistently worked both as a freelancer and with contemporary repertoire companies such as Phoenix Dance Theatre and National Dance Company Wales, working with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman Johan Inger.

 

He has also worked in film and TV as a movement specialist and actor, and is now branching out into the realms of creature, performance capture and voiceover work.

Josef Perou

Freelance Dancer, Mover & Art Model

Bryony was born and raised in Kingston Upon Hull and began dancing at the LWHS school of
dance. At 16 she moved to London to train at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary
dance.


Upon graduation she joined Ballet National de Marseille under the direction of Emio Greco
& Pieter C. Sholten (2016/17) and upon return to the UK as a freelance artist has worked
with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Watkins Dance Company and Arielle Smith.


In 2018, Bryony joined New Adventures making her debut in Matthew Bourne's Swan
Lake 2018/19 tour. She played Dorcas and Juliet (cover) in the UK 2019 Tour of Romeo and
Juliet. She most recently played the role of Svetlana in the 2019/20 revival of Matthew
Bourne's production of The Red Shoes.

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Bryony Harrison

Freelance Dance Artist

British dancer and choreographer Anna, trained at the Rambert School. Anna was a company dancer for Tavaziva Dance for 10 years. Appointed additional roles within the company such as Rehearsal Assistant, Project Leader/Project Manager/Choreographer for Tavaziva Male & Female youth programme & ZIVA Youth Dance. As well as working with Shobana Jeyasingh, Motionhouse (World Premiere UK tour), Neville Campbell and more. 

Alongside her career as a dancer, she formed her own company, Watkins Dance Company in 2011, receiving funding from Arts Council England for various projects and collaborations. Her work has been toured across the UK and Internationally.

Anna has been commissioned by several organisations and dance companies for her choreographic work for prestige youth & training dancers such as: Phoenix Dance Theatre, Tavaziva Dance, English National Ballet (including creating on ENBYouthCo based on Akram Khan Giselle), Balletboyz, Rambert School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Dance City, SYDCo, Third Row Dance Company, New College Swindon, Suffolk Youth Company, CAT Scheme all over the UK, Rambert Dance Youth Company (Quicksilver), international students (Italy) and youth dance companies all over the UK. Anna has led various professional classes around the UK including at The Place London and for companies Rambert Dance Company and Tavaziva Dance.

In 2017 - 2018 she was awarded Associate Artist at Swindon Dance. Awarded Arts Council England funding for Spring 2018 Tour including new short dance film in collaboration with Film Oxford. In 2018 Anna was selected as one of the four choreographers for the Cohan Collective, mentoring residency with Robert Cohan, and continued with Cohan Collective for the Development stage in August 2019 at Pavilion Dance South West.

Currently this year, Anna was commissioned by Swindon Dance to create and perform in a new duet, for Swindon Spring Festival of Literature and the Arts. The duet went international (ITALY) this June as part of DAP Festival 2019 - International Dance and Visual Arts Festival and was also performed at Rambert (LONDON) for The Playground two year anniversary special.

Anna was also commissioned by Film Oxford to create a new short dance film for project FLUX bringing three artists together - dance, film and music. MORTELLE, the new short dance film and performance filming of new duet REPEL, were screened at various film festivals in summer 2019. Screenings included: Modern Art Oxford | Dancin' Oxford, Leeds Festival 2019 and Reading Festival 2019.

Anna has been a regular guest teacher and mentor at Swindon Dance for the CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) programme, recently appointed the new Coordinator for CAT (Swindon Contemporary Programme).

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Anna Watkins

Freelance Dance Artist, Choreographer and Artistic Director

Sean completed his formal training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating in 2018, and prior to this was a member of the 2014-2015 National Youth Dance Company, under guest artistic director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, premiering Frame[d] at Sadler’s Wells mainstage before touring nationally. Sean has since returned to Sadler’s Wells to perform works by Pascal Merighi and Michael Keegan-
Dolan.

 

In 2018, whilst still formally in training, he joined 2Faced Dance Company as a full-time dance artist,  performing works by Tamsin Fitzgerald and Lenka Vagnerova. Sean then joined Joss Arnott Dance in 2019 for their outdoor work PULSE! before embarking on a month-long tour of Aakash Odedra’s #Je Suis throughout Germany and Italy. He then went on to create a new work with Caitlin Barnett Company,
before joining James Wilton Dance Company in February 2020, touring The Storm until the Covid-19 emergency halted proceedings.

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Sean Moss

Freelance Dance Artist & Musician

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Hanna was born and raised in Cardiff and began her training as an associate of The Royal Ballet School, National Dance Company Wales and National Youth Dance Wales performing original works by Odette Hughes, Theo Clinkard & Errol White. Having completed her formal training at London Contemporary Dance School, she joined Danish Dance Theatre as an apprentice in 2015. 

Hanna has worked and performed with Crystal Pite & Kidd Pivot, Bundesjugendballett, Just Us Dance Theatre, Dane Hurst, Catarina Carvalho and more recently Caroline Finn for the WNO UK tour of "Les Vepres Siciliennes". 

Hanna is also passionate about working in Wales where she was a presenter for S4C Welsh channel from 2016-2017 and has choreographed for Fran Wen Theatre Company, Urdd National Eisteddfod and Sbarc Galeri Caernarfon.

Hanna Lyn Hughes

Freelance Dancer & Teacher

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Alethia Antonia

Freelance Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher & Researcher

Raised in Derbyshire, Alethia is a dancer, choreographer and researcher working in various capacities around the UK. She trained at London Contemporary Dance School (BA Hons), Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (Exchange Programme), and Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Foundation and VERVE | MA), as well as with various practitioners from around Europe. 

 

As a dancer, Alethia has toured nationally and internationally and is currently a company member of Russell Maliphant Dance Company, James Wilton Dance, and James Cousins Company. She has also worked with VOX - Wayne Parsons, Chhaya Collective, Heather Walrond Company, Extended Play (Jamaal Burkmar), Ion Tribe/Luke Jessop, Alleyne Dance, Gregory Maqoma, Sita Ostheimer, Hannes Langolf, Matthew Robinson, and Lenka Vagnerova, amongst others.

 

She is currently developing a solo work Inscribed in “Me” and researching into the intertextuality of feminine blackness within academia, dance training, choreography and performance. Her choreographic work and research has been supported by Dance4, Yorkshire Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Leeds Dance Partnership. She has also been commissioned by Fashion Space Gallery (Break Factor) and The Place (Choreodrome 2020). As an independent teacher and as well as a company dancer, she has led classes and workshops for the Swindon and Exeter CAT Scheme, National Youth Dance Company, NSCD, Edge Hill University, Tripspace, The Place, and ABRonStage.“

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Born in Wallasey, Merseyside. Russell started dancing aged 16 at his local dance school, Wallasey
School of Ballet. He also attended the Royal Ballet Advanced Associates programme before
continuing vocational training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (in partnership with Scottish
Ballet).

 

During his time at the conservatoire he was invited to perform alongside the company in two
of Scottish Ballet’s winter seasons. Russell graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in
July 2020.

Russell Nokes

Freelance Dance Artist