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Kirill Burlov

LFM-Kirill-Burlov-19Sunday 17 November. Kirill Burlov started to dance when he was 4 years old and has dedicated his life to this artform ever since, training at Riga Ballet School and later studying choreography at the Latvian National Academy while a soloist in Latvian National Opera House, choreographing two ballets for the Latvian National Opera House and also for the Baltic International Festival.

After moving to the UK, Kirill performed as a soloist with Northern Ballet Theatre and The Cathy Marston Project before joining Rambert in 2007 and has choreographed several workshop pieces for the regular Seasons of New Choreography.

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Joelene English

Joelene English LegSaturday 16 November. Joelene English is a choreographer, dancer and film-maker based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her work combines taut choreography, beautiful scenography and emotional performances. She is particularly fascinated by mental illness and its impact on everyday lives.

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Simfra Dance Company

P1140491Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November. "We have both graduated from Rambert Dance School and while we were at school we decided to choreograph this duet for us, then it was shortlisted to perform at Linbury Royal Opera House and Sadler's Wells's Lilian Baylis Theatre. We then realised the real potential that this duet has and decided to take it further and share it with other people."

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Autin Dance Theatre

 MC26967Friday 15 November. Johnny Autin has been performing, choreographing and directing work from the very start of his career in dance, experimenting with a range of different styles, from contemporary and street dance to flamenco. He has worked internationally collaborating with choreographers and companies in France, the Netherlands and Spain, as well as touring work across Europe and South America.  

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Kirsty Dawson

58430 10200695082199659 1172152850 nFriday 15 November. A recent graduate from Roehampton University with a First Class Degree in Dance Studies, Kirsty has been part of many different performance companies, dancing in various venues. She was part of the contemporary dance company 'New Ground' in College, and was then lucky enough to be part of the student-led third year dance company, 'Third Row' at Roehampton. Working with emerging choreographers such as Rachel Erdos, Jack Webb and Ceyda Tanc, Third Row was Kirsty's first taste of being in a professional dance company. She has always been interested in choreography, and this piece is her first major work. She hopes to establish a company in the future, exploring innovative movement and creating new works.

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Lo-Giudice Dance

asdasdFriday 15 November. Lo-Giudice Dance was formed in 2011 by choreographer Anthony Lo-Giudice. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, the company has perfomed work in The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Alfre ve Dvore Theatre in Prague, Stockton International Dance Festival, Movimentale Fesitval in Italy and Cloud Dance Festival in 2011. Noted projects have been ROMA, a Dance City commission performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Distant Light in collaboration with The Royal Northern Sinfonia and Construction of the Seraphim performed at San Domenico Maggiore, a UNESCO world heritage building in the heart of Naples.

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Rebecca Namgauds

Rebecca NamgaudsFriday 15 November. At the start of 2013, I became a founding member of Rutherford Dance Company Youth (RDC Youth) with whom I have performed numerous times at various events and platforms. The company performed in Birmingham Fest 2013 with an hour long showcase of youth dance entitled ‘EMERGENCE’ at the Crescent Theatre (Birmingham).

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1233519 196429640535342 1411740100 nFriday 15 November. RDC (Rutherford Dance Company) is a newly-founded contemporary dance company based in Birmingham. RDC is the parent company to the award-winning professional youth contemporary dance company RDC Youth. Both RDC and RDC Youth are under the artistic direction of Adam Rutherford.

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IMG 0130 (Small)Sunday 17 November. Anthony Middleton, previously a dancer with companies such as Balletboyz and Motionhouse Dance Theatre, formed 'theMiddletonCorpus' in 2011. His work is built upon his own highly dynamic, yet fluid and seamless, movement vocabulary that encorporates Middleton's dance experience but also his experience as an international Acrobatic Gymnast.

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Avatâra Ayuso

1. Avata ra Ayuso © Ana Garci a Segura Sunday 17 November. Avatâra Ayuso trained in ballet and Linguistics (BA and MA, Universidad Complutense de Madrid) before moving to London in 2004, where she obtained a Certificate in Higher Education at LCDS. In 2008, she obtained a Master Klass in Professional Dance by Palucca Schule Dresden. She was part of the D.A.N.C.E. programme where she worked and performed internationally under the artistic direction of William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Frédéric Flamand and Angelin Preljocaj.

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Jo Meredith

jomeredithFriday 15 & Sunday 17 November. Jo Meredith trained at London Studio Centre and the London Contemporary Dance School. She has worked as a dancer for dance companies including National Dance Company Wales (formerly Diversions), Maiden Voyage and Combination Dance and as a freelance artist for choreographers including Drew McOnie, Lucy Burge, Kate Flatt, Adam Hougland and Susie Crow. She took part in the UK tour and Broadway transfer of Didy Veldman's Peter and the Wolf and was part of Wayne McGregor's Dancelines programme at the Royal Opera House. Last year she was swing on Will Tuckett's Wind in the Willows at the Linbury Studio Theatre and is delighted to be returning for the show's West End transfer.

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Mbulelo Ndabeni

photo-1Saturday 16 November. Born in Ugie, South Africa. Previous to joining Rambert, Mbulelo choreographed for Dance For All and Cape Town City Ballet. He joined Rambert in 2007 and has created works for Rambert Season of New Choreography and the Rambert Summer Schools. Mbulelo is a young choreographer who is interested in movement and physical theatre.

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John Ross Dance

DSC 2615Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November. John Ross Dance was formed in 2011 by John Ross. Since then, John has went on to make many works for companies such as Dance United, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and a musical for Old Vic New Voices. This is the company's second professional work: 'Man Down', a solo, toured for over a year all over the UK.

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taciturn (600 x 353)Sunday 17 November. Taciturn is an all-female dance company based in Liverpool.  Working together since 2006, the company produces and performs vibrant and diverse works which have wide appeal.  Working with other choreographers along the way, such as Gary Clarke, Company Chameleon and Frauke Requardt to create this work, taciturn have enjoyed performing nationally in theatres as well as transferring work to perform in public places and spaces. We always aim to create dance which is honest, open and entertaining.

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Bricolage Dance Movement

SONP5Friday 15 November. Anna Buonomo is an Italian-born contemporary choreographer working in the UK as a dance artist, performer and teacher. Her work blends ballet, hip-hop and contemporary styles to achieve unconventional movement dynamics using emotions and human narrative as starting points.

In October 2010, Anna’s work Tied Up was selected by UK Young Artists ( for their first National Showcase in Derby with mentoring support from Akram Khan. Anna's works have also been shown at The Place Robin Howard Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and Stratford Circus. In May 2011, Anna was selected as choreographer for The Big Dance Royal Flash Mob event for 135 performers at Buckingham Palace, viewed live by 200 people and over 1 million times since on YouTube.

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Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot/The Latecomers

Face VertigosSaturday 16 November. Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot is a dance artist born in Paris. Originally a geologist and a movement educator, she trained in contemporary dance and contact improvisation in France and Italy until she arrived in London in 2007 to study at Laban. Since then, she has worked as a performer, a choreographer and a teacher/facilitator in many different contexts, among others with h2dance, Noa Zamir, Candoco, Dance United etc, and internationally. In her work, she questions the notion of choreography and the role of the performer, using instant composition and improvisation along with tight scores.

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Declan Whitaker Dance

declan 3Saturday 16 November. Having trained in Irish Dance for over 15 years, I completed a foundation course at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and am now in my final year at London Contemporary Dance School. I have presented work at the Royal Ballet's Draft Works and was also presented with the opportuinity to create work on members of the Royal Ballet.

Declan Whitaker received the Peggy Hawkins Scholarship Fund earlier this year in recognition of his choreographic potential.

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