He has also danced in Tippets Midsummer Marriage and Tchaikovskys Queen of Spades at the Royal Opera House; Puccinis La Boheme with Raymond Gubbay Productions at the Royal Albert Hall, La Boheme with English National Opera and Blue Beard in Bregenz, Austria with William Tuckett.
Born in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, Cree moved to London to train at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, graduating with First Class Honours in her BA. Whilst studying at Rambert School, she worked with Mark Baldwin and Hubert Essakow and, in her final year, performed a self-choreographed solo at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio.
After graduating, Cree worked as a freelance dance artist in the UK with choreographers such as; Renaud Wiser, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Aletta Collins and Ben Wright. With Mark Bruce Company, she toured Made In Heaven (2012) and Dracula (2013) and also taught classes and workshops for both non-professional adults and young people on behalf of the company. She was a regular guest teacher at Rambert School throughout 2014, whilst recovering from a knee injury, teaching contemporary technique and repertory workshops. In addition to this, Cree became a guest artist with London-based New Movement Collective, having appeared in their architectural dance work, Casting Traces, in 2014.
At the beginning of 2015, she worked with Hubert Essakow on ‘Adieu’ for 1898: Contemporary Dance Festival at The Print Room, Notting Hill, London. In March 2015, Cree joined Staatstheater Kassel in Germany as a guest and continues to dance there under the directorship of Johannes Wieland.
She continues to teach professional company classes and has worked with a variety of artists as a creative advisor on artistic and organisational development. Elizabeth is currently Producer of the Artist Development Programme at South East Dance in Brighton. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School and Interlochen Arts Academy and grew up in Wisconsin, USA. Elizabeth now serves on the board of trustees of the Mark Bruce Company.
Since 2003, she has been living in London and working as a freelance performer. She has worked with various companies/choreographers through the years, including Richard Alston Dance Company, Wayne McGregor / Random Dance, Hofesh Shechter Company, Mark Bruce and the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Other collaborations have been with Joanne Fong, the Clod Ensemble, Lost Dog/Ben Duke and Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.
Jo’s highly distinguished performance career has included working with companies such as Rosas (Belgium), Rambert Dance Company and DV8 Physical Theatre. In 2002, Jo was awarded Best Female Dancer by the Critics Dance Circle. She collaborated with Mark Bruce for over twenty years contributing to performances such as Lovesick, Dance Hall at Louse Point and Helen. Recent dance and theatre collaborations include Wendy Houstoun’s Stupid Women, Deborah Light’s HIDE, Quarantine’s Wallflower, as Movement Director for National Theatre Wales’ Mother Courage, with Skye Reynolds on her solo performance Pitch and with visual artists Richard Bowers and Heloise Godfrey-Talbot.
Since moving to Cardiff in 2006, Jo has been developing her own choreographic work. She created two productions for National Dance Company Wales and recently toured her work internationally and presenting at British Dance Edition and the British Council Edinburgh Showcase. Works include Witness - Portraits of Women Who Dance, Dialogue - A Double Act and An Invitation… which is set to tour the UK in 2016. Jo is a generous and experienced workshop leader, rehearsal director and teacher working with a range of abilities from professionals, students, young people to mature amateur performers. In 2016, she will be collaborating with Wales National Opera as Movement Director for their youth opera production Kommilitonen! www.jofong.com
Joe trained at the London Contemporary Dance School, performing works by Jiri Kylian, Jeremy James and Kim Brandstrup. Upon graduating in 2005, Joe created and toured new works by Wayne McGregor, Frederic Flamand and Angelin Preljocaj as well as guest dancing with The Forsythe Company on the production of Human Writes by William Forsythe. He completed his MA in Dance at the Palucca Schule, Dresden before returning to London in 2007. He joined Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures in 2008 as an original cast member of Dorian Gray for the 2008 and 2009 tours, for the 2010/11 tour of Cinderella, the 2012 tour of Early Adventures and as an original cast member for the 2012/13 World tour of Sleeping Beauty.
He has appeared in Arthur Pita’s award winning The Metamorphosis at The Royal Opera House and The Death of Klinghoffer directed by Tom Morris for ENO. His own choreographic work has led him to become a guest artist with Cross Connection Ballet in Copenhagen, a tutor at the Architectural Association and a founding member of New Movement Collective. Joe continues to work on bringing his DanceSpinner project http://www.dancespinner.com into UK Schools and on his own theatre design and marketing business http://www.joewalkling.com
Kristin trained as a rhythmic gymnast at the Olympic Training Centre Chemnitz/Dresden, she was Rhythmic Sports Gymnastics Champion of Germany and has since performed for a variety of international dance and theatre companies, including Cirque du Soleil.
As well as working with the Mark Bruce Company over the last few years she has been heading a multi award winning creative studio in Bristol, designing and directing art installations, theatrical projects and commissions for brands and cultural institutions. She and her partner are known for their idiosyncratic experiments in digital projection and storytelling and their work regularly tours and exhibits internationally.
Theatre includes: Four Days in Hong Kong (Orange Tree Theatre), Velocity (Finborough Theatre), The Zero Hour and 6 Degrees for Imitating the Dog (West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK Tour), Carousel (Barbican, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Lowry), The Temprementals (Greenwich Theatre), The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (New Vic Theatre), Antigone (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Snowman in The Snowman (Peacock Theatre & Korean Tour), Park Avenue (Lilian Baylis Theatre), Pajama Game (Union Theatre), La Fille du Régiment, Tamerlano, The Rakes Progress and Orlando (Royal Opera House).
Prior to becoming an actor, Nicholas had a career as a contemporary dancer in Germany that spanned eight years. His dance credits include five years as a soloist with Philip Taylor’s Ballet Theatre Munich and three years with Ballett Nordhausen. He has performed works choreographed by Kim Brandstrup, Mark Bruce, Philip Taylor, Jiri Kylian, Rui Horta, Jonathon Lunn, Stefan Haufe and Henning Paar.
Originally a gymnast, Shahla trained at the London Contemporary Dance School gaining a First Class (Hons) Degree and an invitation to join the postgraduate performance group, eDge. She is a freelance dancer, teacher, choreographer and a qualified yoga and Pilates instructor. Recent projects include Assistant Choreographer to Jonathan Lunn, choreographing for youth dance companies featured within the UK tour of Reading Room; and Assistant Choreographer for Castor et Pollux at the Dutch National Opera.
Whilst at L.C.D.S Shahla was a member of the National Youth Dance Company. Since graduation she has worked with a number of choreographers and dance companies including: Mark Bruce, Ingrid Wantoch von Rekowski, Sarah Fahie, Carole Meier, Liz Lea, Duncan Macfarland, Rashpal Singh Bansal, Cie Yvann Alexandre. Opera work includes Dutch National Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Opera North.
Theo is a Brighton-based choreographer, performer, theatre designer and teacher.
For 20 years he worked as a performer with many of the UK’s most celebrated choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Matthew Bourne, Siobhan Davies, Leah Anderson and Rafael Bonachela.
In 2012, he formed his own 7-strong company to develop a portfolio of eloquent and visually arresting works that explore the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance. Since launching, his company have presented 2 full-length evenings of work with 60 performances across the UK, Switzerland and Chile.
He regularly creates commissioned works and was commissioned to create a work for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in September 2015. This was the very first evening of new work since her death in 2009. Theo also teaches internationally for professional companies and open studios and is a Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance and Associate Artist at Dance4. www.theoclinkard.com