‘Born in the UK, Alexander began his full time dance training at The BRIT School for performing arts, and then continuing his development at Rambert School of Ballet & contemporary Dance. Since graduating Alexander joined Julie Cunningham & Company in 2015, premiering works at The Barbican, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Festival Hall, Tramway and Siobhan Davies Dance Studios. Alexander also performed in the re-staging of ‘Fluid Canvas’ By Merce Cunningham at Rambert Studios in 2016. Along side performing, Alexander has been a guest teacher at a variety of educational institutions, such as Kingston university and The BRIT School.
I have been apart of Arielle’s creations for a number of years now, and every time I look forward to the new challenges faced in the work, both physically and intentionally. I have been lucky enough to develop along side her development as a choreographer, and am always intrigued to see what her new creations will bring to the space. ‘
Amelia began dancing in her hometown of Wigan before going on to train at The Royal Ballet School and Tring Park. Whilst there she worked with The Royal Ballet Company, Northern Ballet Theatre and during her final year was awarded Dance Directs "Student Ballet Dancer of the Year". She has since worked with Scottish Ballet, Ballet Cymru and Ballet Ireland on various productions such as Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, The Crucible and Elite Syncopations. She has also toured Denmark playing the role of Clara with Peter Schaufuss Ballet Company, and has performed in Barcelona and China with London Contemporary Ballet.
I first met Arielle when we both attended National Youth Ballet together as students. Over the years it has been amazing to see her work develop and I’m very grateful to be a part of her journey.
Bryony was born in Hull and studied at Rambert School. She had the privilege of working with choreographers such as Ross Mckim, Kerry Nicholls, Antonia Franceschi, Lynne Page and Mark Baldwin; She performed alongside Rambert Company on three separate occasions in works choreographed by Mark Baldwin for Dance Power and Garsington Opera and in Itzic Galili’s A Lihna Curva. After graduating with a 1st Class BA (Hons), Bryony joined The Ballet National de Marseille’s BNMNEXT performing with the company for the 2016/2017 season. Upon her return to the UK she has been working as a freelance dance artist with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Watkins Dance Company and Amala Dianor Dance.
My work with Arielle dates back as far as our friendship. It brings me so much joy to see work blossom under her name and I am incredibly proud to be a part of it right beside her
Christopher professionally started acting in London’s West End under directorship of Cameron Mackintosh, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bill Kenwright. He then danced vocationally at The Royal Ballet School and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance where he graduated 2017 a 1st Class Honors degree. During that time, he has worked and performed extensively with Rambert Dance Company and is currently working for Mark Bruce Company on their latest production of Macbeth. Christopher is Co-Director of his own company Retrospect Dance Theatre, the company has performed at various European platforms, throughout the UK and premieres it’s first feature length dance film later this year. Choreographic awards include the Charlotte Kirkpatrick Award 2016, Young Choreographer 2017 and joins Sadler’s Wells as a Young Associate Artist 2018. Christopher is very excited to be working with Arielle again and can’t wait to develop this piece with the other inspiring artists.
Jason trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance where he performed in works by choreographers including Richard Alston CBE, Theo Clinkard, Ashley Page, Mark Baldwin OBE, Dan Wagoner, and Wayne Parsons. In parallel with his studies at Rambert, Jason has worked with Sisters Grimm, TMV Productions, Charlotte Edmonds and in 2017 joined Denada Dance Theatre as an Apprentice Dancer. Prior to this Jason trained at, The Place CAT where he was involved with numerous creative projects and worked with artists including Tony Adigun, Neil Flemming Brown, and Fernanda Prata.
Jason also makes his own work and has choreographic credits including work for Central St Martins, RADA, London School Symphony Orchestra, Brighton Fringe Festival and The Monday Club.
If there’s anyone that can lift my spirits it’s Arielle and working alongside such a dear friend is the most precious thing of all. Thank you Arielle for having me along for the ride.
Joey was born in London, studied at LCDS and is currently a second year at Rambert School, Joey has worked with Choreographers such as, Mafalda Deville, Jamal Burkmar, John Ross and Lee Smikle. He has performed with New Adventures, Lucy Palmer Dance, and has the privilege to tour works with Lee Smikle in Sweden, Japan and across the UK.
I fortunately met Arielle last year working on a performance at the Barbican theatre with Rambert school, since then she has been nothing but amazing to work with, truly inspiring to see choreograph and be around in the studio.
Inês started her training in Lisbon at theConservatory for eight years, then one year at CINEVOX Junior Company followed by three years at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Since graduating, besides working with Exzeb Company, Jason Mabana Dance, Arielle Smith and Julie Cuningham, Inês has collaborated with musicians and artists and participated in art installations/performances and dance films. Currently, Inês is freelancing while doing an MA on Dance Philosophy and History at the University of Roehampton, aiming to blur the lines between her practice and theoretical ideas.
I have been lucky enough to experience Arielle’s work throughout our years at Rambert into our professional lives. It has been incredible to physically and conceptually experience the transformation her work has developed and to be part of it all.