Kaia trained at London Studio Centre and since graduating has been working as a freelance choreographer and producer recently being appointed as Junior Associate Artist at Dance East. Her work has been performed at The Place, Battersea Arts Centre, Lillian Bayliss and The Point Eastleigh most recently creating a dance film collaboration with poet James Massiah. She loves any kind of collaboration and has a keen interest in fusing different art forms together to create innovative work that explores relevant social issues creating unforgettable experiences for audiences. Kaia is really excited to be working with Arielle as Company Manager as she is not only a great friend and fellow female power advocate but she knows it will be the most rewarding collaborative environment between artists – and of course always fuelled by; a good giggle, plenty of coffee and a spot of brunch.
Siân is currently in her final year of training at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance. As a dancer, she has had the pleasure of working with choreographers like Theo Clinkard and most recently, working with Julie Cunningham for In The Making 2018. However, with an Interest in aspects other than performing, Siân has always been curious to have further involvement with the production and management of the arts. Siân is very grateful to be working on this project alongside her wonderful friend Arielle. Working together with a group of young and talented creatives, Siân is looking forward to seeing what we produce.
Bryony studied at Rambert School where alongside her dancing she has always had the passion and eye for rehearsal directing and is extremely enthused to be taking on this role whilst still performing the work presenting a new and exciting challenge. 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 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. Arielle and I work well together as a team. We support and challenge one another on a day to day basis and I am extremely passionate about her work therefore am willing to give her my all in as many aspects of the work as possible.
Max originally trained as a dancer, alongside Arielle at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, where he discovered his passion and talent for performance design, having his work shown at The Lilian Baylis theatre at Sadler’s Wells and Stratford Circus. He then went on to gain his MA in Costume Design for Performance from London College of Fashion, and was chosen as one of the finalists for The Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 2017, exhibiting his work at The National Theatre. Max is currently working as a freelance set and costume designer- he is looking forward to working alongside Antony McDonald at The Royal Opera House later this year, as well as commissioned work for a production at The Unicorn Theatre. Having previously worked with Arielle and the dancers in 2017 and for Resolution 2018, this work promises to be even more exciting. Working closely alongside Arielle as a designer, colleague and dear friend is always a pleasure for Max.
Albert is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in London since 2013. His practice ranges from music, movement and painting. His work explores identity, queer theory, paintings as bodies and the imagined space as an embodied one. In parallel to his practice his is the artistic director of an aspiring gallery, DD&A. With this project with Arielle Smith, she has offered him his first chance at set design; which he is very excited for.
Cassie is currently in her final year of training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Although Cassie is still interested in pursuing a career in the contemporary dance industry, she also has a passion for drawing and henna design. Cassie has recently taken a great interest into line drawing which has encouraged her to find her own artistic style. Cassie is extremely excited to be apart of this wonderful project and to create artwork inspired by the talented group of dancers.
Joshua is a Lighting Designer, primarily collaborating within the field of dance. He is interested in creating a visual mood and environment. Sensitively giving space, allowing ambiguity, manipulation and heightening the use of all senses. Joshua has had the opportunity to design lights and collaborate with Mark Baldwin [Rite of Spring], Julie Cunningham, Kerry Nichols, Richard Chappell Dance Company, Stephen Quildan [Rambert], Mtutuzeli November [Ballet Black], to name a few. These projects have ranged from, large-scale works at Sadler’s Wells to small-bespoke performance settings. As a dancer, Joshua has worked with companies; Michael Clark Company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures [The Red Shoes, Original Cast], Ballet Black, English National Ballet, Tate Britain [Anthea Hamilton]. Along side company work, he has also modelled and danced for ASOS, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, PUMA, BBC Arts, Pringle of Scotland, Mr Smith Paris, as well as been featured in various fashion publications.