DanceSpace Bristol - TEACHERS BIOGRAPHIES
Julia Thorneycroft trained t Laban and gained a BA in Dance from Middlesex. Since she has been working as an independent choreographic artists and has had her own company and has taught both in the community, academia and as a rehearsal director. She currently is working in youth dance and teaches on Plymouth FDA in Contemporary Dance Theatre. She isalso working currently as an independent artist creating new work and use this material in her classes.
I studied classical ballet for 15 years
in Greece, at the State School of Dance, Contemporary dance and
Rhythm, and graduated in 1991 as a Dancer, Dance Teacher and
Choreographer. I continued my training further for 6 months at Hose
Limon Studio (contemporary) and David Howard Dance School (Ballet)
both in N.York, U.S.A and 2 months at Ivanson Studio (Munich,
Germany). From 1992 onwards, I am a professional contemporary dancer
and ballet teacher. I have continued my professional development by
attending numerous workshops, mainly in Europe.and U.S.A. . I have
performed with numerous Contemporary and Ballet companies in Greece
The last 12 years I'm also teaching and performing Eastern Folk and Classical Dances as Arabic belly Dance, Greek Tsifteteli, Persian Dance, Rajasthani Gypsy and Odissi Classical Indian Dance.
Emilie has been hoopdancing for over 2 years and trained to teach with Christabel Zamor on the HoopGirl teacher training programme and has been teaching hoop dance since May 2010. Since then she's hooped with the Met police, postnatal women, at burlesque fairs, taught at the Piccadilly Community Centre art installation and has taught all ages from toddlers to OAPs.
My dance training took place at Rambert
,Whilst in training i additionally took the male technique classes
for either my own year or the first or second years, where my
My contemporary classes comes from attending a series in Spain delivered by a dancer from the Pina Bausch company and which i wish to deliver and continue to develop for dancers here.
Katrina is an Instructor of Shintaido,
examined by the European Shintaido College. She teaches with British
Shintaido, weekly classes in Bristol and Nailsworth, Glos and at
Katrina also teaches Shintaido workshops with British Shintaido and has taught with Bath Dance Forum, Bristol Complementary Clinic, Dance South West and Bath Bo Club. She has also taught in the US at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Chicago.
Natasha Fewings trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and is a performer, choreographer, teacher and dance psychotherapist. She has performed and toured for choreographers including Hofesh Schecter, Maressa von Stockert, Johnathan Lunn, Charles Linehan, Martin Lawrence (Richard Alston Co), Laurent Cavanna (Siobhan Davies), Jamie Watton and Tom Roden (New Art Club).
Natasha currently teaches at DanceSpace Bristol and The Bristol Community Dance Centre.
For more information on Natasha please see her website www.dancecelebration.co.uk
Our Capoeira group in Bristol is open
to people of all abilities. We train with Contra Mestre Claudio
Campos, who has been practicing Capoeira since 1991. Claudio taught
in Capoeira Academies and schools in Brazil for 5 years, before
moving to the UK in 2002. We are part of Nucleo de Capoeiragem, under
the supervision of Mestres Jorge & Danilo.
Lydia Ariken is a choreographer and worked as a performer for various dance-theatre companies, and performance projects in Butoh, multi-media and site-specific work in the UK and abroad. Her choreography has also been performed and shown in various UK venues (e.g. ICA, The Place Theatre, Glasgow, Edinburgh Festival, BBC & Channel 4); and Internationally (Pompidou Centre, Paris, Lincoln Centre New York, and Berlin Film Festival, Germany). She enjoys collaboration with other artists (film-makers, musicians, architect, writer/poet James Byrne) and currently undertaking research with Henry Montes for a performance project. She was a recipient of a scholarship from London Contemporary Dance School and also trained at the Laban Centre, London. For her choreography, she received a Chisenhale Choreographers Award & ADAD Award; and been in receipt of commissions for various projects e.g. Princes Trust, Hurtwood Productions, Jerwood Space, Arts Council, and Chisenhale Dance Space. ). She has been a guest lecturer for technique and choreography classes (undergraduate level (year 1 & 2) at London Metropolitan University, and also taught classes and workshops at various arts centres and schools in the UK and abroad.