ODF Steering Group member, Anja Meinhardt independent dance-artist, physical theatre performer, choreographer and movement director. Anja recently founded Justice in Motion, physical theatre company. Originally trained in musical theatre, she has continued to develop a wide range of skills in various dance styles, theatre, capoeira, and lately aerial dance. www.anjameinhardt.wordpress.com
ODF Steering Group member, Emma-Jane Greig founded Body Politic in 2012 as a not-for-profit Oxford-based company that specialises in hip hop dance. In addition to its regular timetable of classes, Body Politic has entered an exciting stage of its professional development; creating professional work for the stage and touring. Body Politic is committed to addressing the growing prevalence of mental health issues in young people using dance as a vehicle for change, exploration and empowerment. www.bodypoliticdance.com / EmJ@bodypoliticdance.com
Cecilia Macfarlane, an independent dance artist has an international reputation for her work in the community. She is the founding director of Oxford Youth Dance, Dug Out Adult Community Dance, co-founding director of Oxford Youth Dance Company and Crossover intergenerational Dance Company. She passionately believes that dance is for everyone and she celebrates the uniqueness and individuality of each dancer. Cecilia works internationally to bring communities together to realize their potential through dance. c. David Fisher
Elisabeth (Lizzy) Spight
Ballet, musicals, contemporary dance, folk, improvisation, Butoh, cross arts projects.
Choreographer, dancer, qualified dance teacher, performer, researcher, dance movement psychotherapist (MA), Koinzi -Dance in Germany: dance/ architecture (site specific)/ art/ music company, Crisis Oxford as dance tutor (2015-16) Ark-T centre as one lead artist for Children’s holiday camps (2017).
Currently: Inclusive community projects/ events as singer and dancer, poetry and dance, cross arts collaboration, schools, work as therapist.
E. Aldegheri is the founder of Lunas Dance Project and was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated as a Professor of Ballet from the Institute Adrienne and also in Argentine Tango. She is currently a freelance professional teaching her own classes and workshops at in dance institutions in Oxford. www.lunasdanceproject.com
An independent physical theatre and movement artist. Trained at Rose Bruford’s European Theatre Arts course Emma has a strong grounding in ensemble movement and workshop leading. She has also worked closely and trained with Lunas Dance Project for the past 4 years focusing on her contemporary dance skill. Always looking for new collaborators to explore new research.
ODF Steering Group Treasurer, Euton Daley is an artistic director, producer and arts trainer with a special interest in dance. He is the founder of Unlock the Chains Collective which produce dance-theatre projects fusing storytelling, dance, performance poetry and design. The company explores the Black experience, culture and identity. www.eutondaley.com
c. David Fisher
Fraser O’Donovan, an independent dance artist and resent dance graduate of Coventry University. Guest taught for Oxford Youth Dance Company and Dug Out Adult Community Dance. Continuously researching, performing and making work. Always on the look out for new collaborative opportunities with other artists.
Jane ConnellyODF Steering Group member, Jane Connelly is an Independent Dance Artist based in Oxford. She trained as a dancer and an artist. She choreographs and performs her own work and has performed at various places including the Pegasus Theatre, the Burton Taylor Theatre, The Old Fire Station, Christ Church Meadow and Said Business School.Jane is Artistic Director of Smidgen Dance Company.
Choreographer and Movement Director. Founder Director of Tac-au-Tac and of Joëlle Pappas Projects, Joëlle runs creative contemporary dance classes in the community. She has extensive experience teaching in further and higher education and enjoys collaborating with other artists. Joëlle teaches on the Royal Ballet School’s Primary Steps programme. c. Nadia Rich
Justice in Motion
Justice In Motion is an exciting new dance and physical theatre company that creates strong, powerful and visual theatre, inspired by true accounts of social injustice. www.justiceinmotion.co.uk
Lunas Dance Project
Lunas Dance Project is a contemporary dance company created to explore experiences, emotions and sensations through high technical connected and flexible movements. My aim is to build a connection with the audience where curiosity, achievement and empathy play a key role. Experiences – Sensations – Pure dance. www.lunasdanceproject.com
ODF Steering Group member, Ségolène is an independent dance artist and choreographer with a strong ballet background and a keen interest in butoh; she is always curious about other dance forms and collaborations across the arts. In Oxford since 2008, she has shown pieces at the Pegasus theatre, at the Old Fire Station, and at the Burton Taylor Studio. She also teaches ballet in Oxford. http://dancingconvolutions.blogspot.co.uk