The company was formed in 2015 and is the platform on which Natalie Su Robinson is developing her unique style. Exploring deep creativity, augmenting movement with diverse media sources. A new breed of choreographer creating work that harnesses sound, film, and projection to provoke, inspire and challenge.
This year will see the company expand to create new works and continue to push the boundaries of movement, sight and sound.
Natalie Su Robinson, Company director
Born in 1986 in the City of Belfast, Natalie has completed 5 years full time training and professional practice. She studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, for HRH Princess Anne and worked under various choreographers including Dr. Valerie Preston Dunlop, Lizzi Kew-Ross and Marie Forbes. Previously a company dancer with Transform Company and Artivism Dance Theatre. Natalie has shown her seminal works “Egnonymous” and “Outward” at Laban and The Broadway Theatre. Natalie has also performed for and alongside innovative performance artist Amanda Coogan, helping raise £800,000 for Syrian Refugees in Iraq.
Natalieʼs style is primarily contemporary, having been influenced by Cunningham, Limón, and Release techniques. Natalie practiced the art of Ariel hoop for one year to heighten her skill as a diverse performer. She utilises Choreological studies as an analytical tool for observing, creating and performing. Her practice encapsulates a breadth of creative expression and she is passionate about every element of her productions, creating original sound, film, costume and lighting for each new work.
Graham Robinson, Director of Creative Media
In the last 9 years Graham has covered the globe and provided unique visual experiences for hundreds of thousands of people, created a revolutionary startup and built a social broadcasting platform in use by the BBC.
Following a philosophy of “Make Everything Beautiful” he enjoys applying his creativity to a diverse range of outputs.
Liz Kirk-Channing, Senior Company dancer
David Kam, Rehearsal Director
David initially trained in contemporary theatrical drumming under the tutelage of HANDS Percussion, whose collaborative practice led him towards encountering contemporary dance. His background in architecture informs his movement approach as a spatial thinker, a shape shifter and choreologist interested in effort and precision.
He has most recently toured with Transitions Dance Company and gained an MA in Dance Performance with Distinction at Trinity Laban. Over the years, David had the privilege to work with Bawren Tavaziva, Zoi Dimitriou, Miguel Pereira, Tony Thatcher, Melanie Clarke and Dr. Valerie Preston-Dunlop, all of which contributed to his diverse and international performing experience across the UK, Asia and Europe. Whilst predominantly a performer and yoga instructor, David considers himself as an interdisciplinary maker, naturally carving his own path of work as a distinctly versatile artist.
Samuel Cole, Company dancer
Samuel trained at Creative Academy graduating in Dance Performance in 2014. Mastering many styles such as dance theatre and neo classical, he then went straight into an internship with the London Ballet Company. Upon completing the internship Samuel participated in various projects including Bollywood films and body doubling including footballer Messi. After that he went back to the stage and performed The Victorian Cabaret at The Troxy Theatre, meanwhile starring in music videos and becoming an ensemble dancer for the professional production of Aida.
He most recently performed as a principal dancer and chorus singer in Aladdin, now he is back and focusing on contemporary performance and exploring his own style and creativity. Later this year Samuel will be showcased in a photographers exhibition focusing on individuality, expressionism, dance and celebrating the natural human body.
Alice Briggs, Company Dancer
Born in the South East of England, Alice began her dance training at her local dance school, aged 2. After gaining a dance scholarship to her Secondary School, and later at Sixth Form, her passion for contemporary dance was fuelled, and her interest in the technique of Lester Horton was ignited. In 2012 Alice relocated to Cornwall to complete her BA (Hons) Dance at Falmouth University and during this time was able to work with professional companies such as Neon Dance and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, and perform with student-led company, Make Light Rivals. In her final year she travelled to New York to train intensively in Horton Technique at a number of institutions, as well as co-founding a student formed dance company, Compound Dance, back in Falmouth. In June 2015 Alice graduated with First Class Honours, and later went on to graduate with Distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in July 2016 where she undertook postgraduate study. Alice is now pursuing part-time studies and research into Choreological practice also at Trinity Laban.
Ella Fleetwood, Company Dancer
Ella started her training in contemporary dance at the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme at The Place. Ella graduated from Trinity Laban with a First Class Degree in 2016. She has also worked with the artist, Susan Hefuna for the ‘Crossroads’ exhibition and is keen to further explore interdisciplinary forms. She is currently working as a freelance dance artist and choreographer, with a particular focus on making the arts accessible to all.
Ellya Sam, Company Dancer
Ellya began her dance training in Malaysia at the age of 3 and completed her Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Ballet and Modern Advanced 2 with Distinctions by the age of 16. She was trained full- time by Cyn Dee Too at Eximius School of Performing Arts in Kuala Lumpur.
Whilst living in Malaysia, she toured with the East Malaysia with Ena Ballet Japan. In 2009, she won a scholarship to dance in Vienna, Austria f. Upon moving to Australia in 2010, she began competing in Standard and Latin. Training in all 10 styles for a year, she and her partner won the Youth Latin Category at the Australian Championships.
Ellya graduated from Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne with a Bacherlor of Fine Arts (Dance) in 2014 with First Class Honours. At the Victorian College of the Arts she worked with Stephanie Lake, Rebecca Hilton, Natalie Cursio, Rochelle Carmichael and Lina Limosani. She also spent a week on Secondment with The Australian Dance Theatre where she spent 2 weeks with the company learning their current repertoire Proximity.
After graduating, she remained in Melbourne where she worked with Gary Abrahams (Dirty Pretty Theatre) for Melbourne Theatre Company’s NEON Festival 2015 in the production of The Lonely Wolf. She also particiapated in the Research and Development process with Rochelle Carmichael and with Lina Limosani. She also taught ballet and contemporary at TDC The Dance Company and Parkwood Dance Academy.
In July 2016 she relocated to Adelaide to work with The Australian Dance Theatre where she performed with the company in their season Ignition: History. There, she worked closely with the Adelaide independent arts scene collaborating with the Australian Dance Theatre company dancers as well as commissioned artists Lina Limosani, Erin Fowler, Katrina Lazaroff, Matte Roffe and Thomas Fonua.
Louis Fitz-Earl Ducasse, Company Dancer
Louis is an experienced urban dancer in a variety of styles including Contemporary, Ballet, Popping, Locking, Breaking, Capoeira, and Krump. He has spent the past 5 years dedicated to the study of dance practice, dance theater and pedagogy of dance and has just been awarded a masters certificate in contemporary performance practices. Within that time he had the privilege to perform his own theatre pieces in Kingston’s Rose theater, Caddogan hall, Rich-mix, Stratford Circus, Dominion theater, the O2 and Wembley arena.
Making, Performing and Teaching Dance performance is passion of his and intends to continue aid the distribution of the art form where possible.
Kristina Haladik, Company Understudy
Kristina is a movement artist and dancer from Slovakia. She successfully completed 4.5 years of dance training, at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College and Birkbeck, University of London, focusing mainly on contemporary dance and choreography. However, it was ballet and Latin dance that got Kristina into dancing in a first place. As part of her graduation project at Birkbeck, she has created a contemporary dance piece inspired by the happy nature of Eastern European folk dance and as a tribute to her origin.
In the past Kristina had the opportunity to take part in workshops led by artist such as Simonetta Alessandri, Michela Meazza, from Matthew Bourne’s Dance Company, Ben Love, director of Ballet Soul and James Cousins.