Photographer Chris Nash
Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He joined the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary in 2003 supported by the Linbury and Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Funds and joined Rambert Dance Company as the first recipient of the Sally Gilmour memorial trust bursary in 2004. Dane was nominated for ‘Best Emerging Dancer’ of the year in 2006 and in 2007 received the ‘Spotlight Dancer’ of the Year Award by the Critic's Circle National Dance Awards, U.K. He has travelled nationally and internationally having made guest appearances with Rambert Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, National Dance Company of Wales, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre and The Curve Foundation. He was voted 3rd in Dance Europe Magazine's Top 100 Dancers of the Year 2012, as voted for by an international jury of dance writers and critics. In 2013 he was nominated for Outstanding Modern Performance and in 2014 received the Best Male Dancer of the Year award by the Critic's Circle National Dance Awards, U.K. Dane most recently appeared as Guest Artist with Company Wayne McGregor in their ‘Atomos’ tour to San Francisco, U.S.A, 2016.
Mathieu Geffré trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Mathieu began in 2006 a freelance career in France and danced in various projects with several choreographers such as Dominique Guilhaudin, Emilio Calcagno and Frédéric Lescure. In January 2009, he moved to Amsterdam, Holland, to join Dansgroep Amsterdam under the artistic direction of Itzik Galili and Krizstina De Chatel. Beyond working closely with those two choreographers he also took part in creations with guest choreographers : Mark Baldwin, Liat Waysbort, White Horse Collective etc... In July 2011, he started dancing for Noord Nederlandse Dans with Stephen Shropshire and in August 2012 he joined National Dance Company Wales. During his four years with this company he performed works from Eleesha Drennan, Angelin Preljocaj, Christopher Bruce, Alexander Ekman, Johan Inger and Caroline Finn among others. Since May 2016 Mathieu is a London based dancer, teacher and maker.
A native of Quebec City, Sara Harton is a graduate of École supérieure de ballet du Québec. She has won numerous awards, including that of the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. Harton has danced in the works of many choreographers including Shawn Hounsell, Hélène Blackburn, Mario Radacovsky, Victor Quijada, Christophe Garcia, Thierry Malandain, Kristen Cere and Iréni Stamou. She also danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal from 2003 to 2006 for the production of Nutcracker. After her studies, she joined BJM Danse in 2006, appearing in works by Azure Barton, Rodrigo Pederneiras, Crystal Pite and Mauro Bigonzetti. Since the summer of 2009, she has been a member of ezdanza, the company led by Edgar Zendejas. Harton has also danced for Danse K par K, and since 2011 has been dancing for PPS Danse, Cirque du Soleil and Les 7 doigts de la main.
Oihana is a dancer and choreographer from the Basque Country, Spain. She trained at the Conservatoire Maurice Ravel of Biarritz and the London Contemporary Dance School. In 2012 she joined the Richard Alston Dance Company, performing works by Richard Alston, Martin Lawrance and Joseph Toonga amongst others. In February 2015 Oihana was awarded Dancer of the Month in the Dancing Times Magazine. While dancing for the company she also took part in outside projects, such as in Emanuel Gat’s creation of Third Song for La Biennale di Venecia 2015, as well as developing her own voice as a choreographer. In 2017, her latest piece Motivaction was nominated for the David Steele London Contemporary Choreography Awards and was a finalist piece at the ‘Certamen Coreogáfico de Madrid’. After leaving the company in June 2017, Oihana has embarked her freelance career working both in London and in her homeland with diverse dance makers such as Didy Veldman, Myriam Perez and Darren Ellis.
Originally from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Oliver began his training at the Laban Conservatoire on the Centre for Advanced Training scheme, from there he began his professional studies with Bodywork Company in Cambridge. Upon graduation Oliver danced with Chrysalis London and ICON DANCE. In June 2016 he joined National Dance Company Wales as an apprentice, performing works by Caroline Finn, Alexander Ekman and Roy Assaf. Before joining NDCWales as a company member in 2018, Oliver performed in new works by Henri Oguike Dance, ZooNation - The Kate Prince Company, and Eleesha Drennan. Oliver has also worked for artists Miel de Botton and Take That.
ANGELA VENTURINI & SAM COSTELLO apprentices from London Contemporary Dance School
Photographer headshot Sam Costello, Jack W.H. Walker