• Ana Barbour – Steering Group

    Ana Barbour independent dance artist/choreographer with a background in art and a wide range of dance styles. Since 1994 she has specialised in Butoh performing in UK and Asia.  Work includes theatre, site-specific, cross art collaboration and dance film. www.anadance.co.uk

    photo c. Paul Freestone
  • Anja Meinhardt – Steering Group

    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

  • Body Politic – Steering Group

    Emma-Jane Greig is founder and Director of Body Politic Dance. It specialises in urban dance classes, workshops and events with some of the most inspirational and talented artists.  It offers a wide range of high-quality dance classes in Oxford and London specialising in Hip Hop and Contemporary. www.bodypoliticdance.com / EmJ@bodypoliticdance.com

  • Euton Daley – Steering Group

    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

  • JJ Formento – Steering Group

    JJ is a dancer, social entrepreneur, director and charity trustee. He has  performed at the Royal Opera House, in the cast of Miss Saigon and with Dance Theatre of Ireland. He founded  Dublin Youth Dance Company, the leading contemporary dance group for young, aspiring dance artists in Ireland.


  • Caitlyn

    Caitlyn freelance Middle Eastern dancer and dance teacher. She primarily performs raqs sharqi (bellydance) but also has an interest in folkloric and Roman (Gypsy) dances of the Middle East and North Africa. www.OrientalDance.org.

  • Cecilia Macfarlane

    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

  • Contact Dance

    Contact Dance group offers dance classes, workshops, and performance opportunities in Oxford for contact improvisation. It’s an improvised dance – a dialogue in movement – which has a fluid and dynamic form. Suitable for everyone, whatever the age, gender or dancing experience.    http://contactdance.org

    c. Pier Corona

  • Dance Creative

    Dance Creative is a collective of three independent dance artists, Caroline Colclough Moss, Angela Conlan and
    Rhonda Sparrey, who are passionate about working creatively through dance.We are currently working on a new performance project to raise awareness of early onset dementia. For further information and to contact them go to http://www.dance-creative.co.uk
  • E. Aldegheri

    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

  • Emma Webb

    Emma Webb is a movement director, theatre director and performer. She works across disciplines to bring her experience of each into every project. Emma has choreographed 17-25 productions for the Oxford Playhouse, performs with Justice in Motion, is an associate artist with Under Construction Theatre and creates work with and for the community in a wider sense. http://emmafranceswebb.wixsite.com/movementdirector

  • Joe Lott

    Joe Lott is a freelance choreographer and Artistic Director of Joe Lott Dance Company. Joe was a Spark Supported Artist at Pegasus Theatre from 2014-16, and  recipient of a Bonnie Bird choreographic mentoring award. Joe Lott Dance have presented work at Robin Howard Theatre, Dancin’ Oxford Festival, Basement Brighton and Milton Keynes Festival.  Joe has directed and produced for two dance films and choreographed for a smartphone app.  Follow @JoeLottDance on Twitter.

    joelottdance.co.uk    c. Imran Uppal Photography

  • Joëlle Pappas

    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. Dulcy Lott  www.joellepappas.org.uk       www.tac-au-tac.co.u



  • John Darvell

    John Darvell Artistic Director and Choreographer of nocturn dance,  makes work professionally, teaches students and teachers across several key stages and runs a number of successful community dance classes for adults. www.nocturndance.co.uk

  • 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

  • Marina Collard

    Marina Collard is an independent dance artist and teacher. She makes work with long term collaborator film maker Tom Paine and continues to perform with Joe Moran, Dog Kennel Hill Project among others.



  • Mini Professionals

    Mini Professionals Dance Academy, is an established and professional dance school, based in 9 locations throughout Oxfordshire. Mini Professionals offers classes in contemporary, ballet, lyrical, modern, jazz, hip-hop, commercial, and adult dance fitness classes. All teachers are qualified, experienced, and professional. For more information, please follow us on Facebook/Instagram & book your free trial today. www.mpdance.net – 07543 167106.

  • Miranda Laurence

    Miranda Laurence is a dance dramaturg and producer. She has worked with a number of Oxford-based dance artists and companies, including Justice in Motion, Cecilia Macfarlane, Joelle Pappas Projects, Paulette Mae, and Anjali Dance. She is a founding steering group member of Junction Dance in Reading, and has been supported by South East Dance as well as Oxford Dance Forum. In addition to her freelance portfolio, Miranda is Arts Development Officer for South Oxfordshire District Council, based at Cornerstone in Didcot.

  • nocturn dance

    nocturn dance an innovative company which seeks out unconventional opportunities for contemporary dance. They experiment with interactive work, blending performance art with social media. www.nocturndance.co.uk

  • Paulette Mae

    Paulette Mae I make multi-art performance interfacing dance with text, song, experimental sound and objects, with an interest in low-fi, intimate set-ups and unusual spaces.  http://www.paulettemae.com

  • Rhiannon Lewis

    Rhiannon Lewis freelance dance teacher – currently teaches adult dance classes in Ceroc (modern Jive) and Salsa and runs Street/Indian and African dance classes in schools and the community.  www.rhiannonlewis.zumba.com





  • Sole Rebel Tap

    Sole Rebel Tap, creator of innovative and theatrical tap dance in collaboration with musicians and theatre practitioners, is a leading force in the development of contemporary tap dance in the UK. Founded in 2010 they have performed across the UK including; Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Dancin’ Oxford, Woking Dance Festival, Just So, Cardiff Dance Days,  Somersault, Wilderness, Bristol Harbour and Secret Garden. They have been associated with Pegasus Theatre, Swindon Dance and The Point.  They lead weekly tap dance classes for adults at The Old Fire Station (Oxford), Morley College London, LIPA (Liverpool) . http://www.solerebeltap.co.uk

  • Susie Crow

    Susie Crow is an independent dance artist and choreographer: she makes work, devises projects and teaches ballet under the name of Ballet in Small Spaces. www.balletinsmallspaces.wordpress.com
    Photo c. Bill Cooper
  • Vicky Rainbow

    Vicky Rainbow creator of “SOUL SHINE” which offers Dance, Fitness & Wellbeing Courses & Workshops to empower women to feel good about themselves. Vicky’s classes use NIA technique and Dance Meditation. www.soulshine.org.uk