TC is a performer, teacher and mentor in dance and dance and theatre, she works with companies and individual artists of all ages and abilities. On finishing her training she danced and taught with Ludus Dance Company for many years as a core member. She became their Education officer and returned to choreograph work for them; most recently their early years show Night Light. She went on to perform and create work with the David Glass Ensemble which included Gormenghast and The Lost Child Trilogy; a long term project working intensively alongside street children and local artists in the third world.
TC also had a long working relationship with Vincent Dance Theatre. She devised and performed in VDT’s touring productions for 10 years, led community projects and later became their Associate Artist. She was co-director and educationalist on their children’s work Fairy Tale.
TC went on to lead a project called Generate with a team of artists from various disciplines embracing a multiple- intelligence approach to learning giving inspiration for a dance theatre work called Paper Mountain. TC has been a regular collaborator with Tutti Frutti; choreographing new writers of children’s work.
Some of the other people and companies TC has worked for are V- Tol, Frantic Assembly, Anjali, C- Scape, M6, Wayne Sables, Horse and Bamboo, Red Ladder, Opera Circus and a number of theatres such as Bolton Octagon and Manchester Royal Exchange.
TC also continues to perform; most recently with Wendy Houstoun in her live directed improvisational work Stupid Women and with Gary Clarke in 2 Men And A Michael, The Deep and now COAL.
Parsifal James (PJ) Hurst
Parsifal was born in Manchester and was part of Cheshire Dance Boys Project before joining The Place’s Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) Scheme. He then went on to train at the London Contemporary Dance School where he graduated with a first class honours degree. Since graduating he has performed with many companies and choreographers including Richard Alston Dance Company, Luca Silvistrini’s Protein Dance Company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Re:Bourne, Inky Cloak Productions, Elliot Smith Company and Garsington Opera. Parsifal has also been involved with music videos, Wake up Leo ‘Friends’ and ‘It Gets Cold’ for Eliza And The Bear. He continues working for Protein Dance and New Adventures’ Educational Departments, including projects with Hospitals, Pupil Referral Unit PRU and Forrester Court Nursing Home in partnership with Dementia Pathfinders. Parsifal has also worked as a Widening Participation Officer with LCDS’ third year touring company LC3 as well as guest teaching on the degree course at LIPA. In 2016, he danced at a charity event for ‘Mr Wounder’ at Sadler’s Wells.
Born and raised in the West Midlands Joss graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds, in 2010. He has created, toured and taught on an international level with companies such as BalletBoyz ‘The Talent’ working alongside Russell Maliphant, T.R.A.S.H, Mor Shani, Tilted Productions, Secret Cinema, Frauke Requardt plus many more. He also teaches open, educational, community and professional classes and workshops based on his own unique movement, choreographic and philosophical methods.
Since 2013 Joss has been creating and producing his own independent contemporary dance theatre and performance art works and is a resident at K5 Studio, London. He is also self-taught in taxidermy and hand poke tattooing.
Alistair is a London based dance artist. He graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a First Class Honours Degree. During his training he also took part in an exchange program at State University of New York Purchase College.
After graduating Alistair went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma as an apprentice with the National Dance Company Of Wales, where he danced works by Angelin Preljocaj, Stephen Shropshire, Christopher Bruce, Stephen Petronio and Eleesha Drennan.
Since then, he has performed with Punchdrunk in The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, Secret Cinema’s Back to The Future, English National Opera in The Indian Queen, Emma Martin Dance/United Fall, The People Pile, Peut-Être Theatre, C-12 Dance Theatre and John Ross Dance.
Eleanor trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and gained an MA in Dance Performance from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire, touring with Transitions Dance Company. She has worked for choreographers including Gary Clarke, Nigel Charnock, Lea Anderson, Jonathan Lunn, Lucy Guerin, Lucy Suggate and Martin Nachbar. Eleanor is an Associate Artist of Impermanence Dance Theatre, a collaborative company of international performers and makers formed in 2010. She creates her own work, both solo and as a double-act called ‘Thick & Tight’ with Daniel Hay-Gordon. Eleanor also works as a costume designer. Eleanor acted as ‘Assistant to Choreographer’ on Gary Clarke’s national project Lustrum.
Beno Novak was born in the city of Kranj in Slovenia. He started his dancing path in his early age as a member of cultural association KD Qulenium. Being highly intrigued with this craft he joined Ljubljanas High school for Contemporary Dance in 2007.
As a very dedicated individual he soon started creating shorter dance pieces along other dancers as well as collaborating and performing with important Slovenian choreographers such as Aleksandra Lončar, Matej Kejžar, Matjaž Berger, Maja Delak, etc.
He is achieving good results with his works in dance events in Slovenia and abroad, and in 2015 he was awarded by the Cultural Association of Slovenia for his extraordinary commitment to Contemporary Dance.
He finished studying at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance where he was working with diverse faculty of international teachers.
Currently he is working as a freelance dancer around UK and the rest of Europe.
Neal is a Swiss dancer based in Geneva.
He started dancing at the age of 10 impersonating Michael Jackson at various events over 4 years and then, at the age of 15, he undertook a 3 year training course at the Art apliqués de Genève where he studied the basics of contemporary dance and ballet as well as choreography. Neal was then accepted by the Ballet Junior de Genève and over a further 3 years developed his craft as a performer focusing upon repertory work including works by Hofesh Shechter, Sharon Eyal, Barak Marshall, Roy Assaf, Alexander Ekman and many others.
Recently graduated, COAL is Neal’s first professional engagement in the UK as an independent artist.