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Alex Allan

Alex Allan

Alex is a Corde Lisse Artist and Dancer best known for his performative work that blends the boundaries of circus, dance and theatre. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Communications – Theatre & Media. Here he began exploring Circus techniques through the lens of Theatre…

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Katharine Arnold

Katharine Arnold

Katharine is an aerialist, choreographer and circus consultant who has worked internationally across live events, cabaret, theatre, film and tv. She worked on Disney’s Dumbo with Tim Burton, as Eva Green’s stunt double and as aerial trainer and consultant, and toured with Cirque Du Soleil as a solo act…

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Lindsey Butcher

Lindsey Butcher

Since graduating from London School of Contemporary Dance a long time ago (!), Lindsey has worked with numerous dance, theatre, opera companies and directors as a dancer, aerialist, teacher, mentor and choreographer. These include…

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Lee Clayden

Lee Clayden

Lee started dancing at the age of 21 and graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a 1st degree. He has guessed with ENO, The Charnock Company, Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contempreano, Random Dance Company, Kerry Nicholls, Vincent Dance Theatre, Aletta Collins, Mad Dogs Dance theatre and Company Chameleon…

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Kat Cooley

Kat Cooley

Trained in Cornwall, Kat attended St. Austell College where she graduated with a distinction in her BTEC Dance qualification. She then received her BA (Honours) Degree in Performing Arts (Dance) from LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) in 2009. After graduating she was taken on by international aerial dance company Fidget Feet (based in Ireland) and is now an associate artist with the company…

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Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards

Simon is based in North Wales and works as a rigger and rigging consultant (www.aerialrigger.com). His rigging expertise is based on his professional rock climbing and mountaineering experience (www.northwalesrockclimbing.co.uk) and he holds the highest UK based professional climbing and mountaineering qualification (WMIC) and is a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI)…

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Suzon Gheur

Suzon Gheur

Suzon was born in Brussels from a mother passionate about moving bodies. As the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, she also grew up embracing the limits of the body and soul.

Suzon graduated from a masters in physical education in 2012 and passed her circus teacher certificate a year later…

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Magalie Lanriot

Magalie Lanriot

Magalie is a dancer, performer, teacher and choreographer of Contemporary and Vertical Dance. Based in Lisbon, she works in association with the University of Lisbon and the National Park of Mafra, providing international formation and research for vertical and contemporary dance in Portugal and in Europe…

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Mark Morreau

Mark Morreau

This is Mark’s tenth year documenting the EADF, creating a record of the festival through film and photography.
Mark Morreau is a former circus performer, whose aerial career, spanning three decades, included tours with NoFit State and Zippos, teaching on the degree course at The Circus Space, and training the aerialists for the Millennium Dome and the London 2012 Paralympic Ceremonies…

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KJ Mortimer

KJ Mortimer

KJ currently performs for Stopgap Dance Company and Commotion Dance. KJ integrates release technique, flying low and yoga into her dance practice. KJ began her contemporary dance training at The University of Chichester graduating with a 1st Class BA (Hons) degree in 2010, after which she went on to join Transitions Dance Company where she toured internationally and gained her Masters Degree in Dance Performance…

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Lil Rice

Lil Rice

Lil Rice started her circus career at Giffords Circus in 2011 at the age of 22, dancing and singing in the cast of War and Peace as well as assisting Nell and the director Irina Brown.
Lil went on to study Cyr Wheel at The National Centre for Circus Arts in London graduating with first class honours. The act that Lil created is unique – singing while performing acrobatics in a cyr wheel…

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Serenity Smith Forchion

Serenity Smith Forchion

Serenity and her twin sister are award winning aerialists, founders of Nimble Arts & New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA). Serenity’s resume includes Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey, Pickle Family Circus, Special Award at Wuqiao Festival, Bronze Medal at Albacete Circus Festival, Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and American Circus Educators Award for Excellence in Education.

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*Aerial Mel Stevens

*Aerial Mel Stevens

*Aerial Mel Stevens is a deaf, disabled, Queer, N-B., BIPOC aerial artist, rigger, and circus show director, and Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant with NoFit State Circus and Artistic Directors of The Future ( ADF) CircusWorks Director & NASAUK Director and Board Member Founder of Aim to Fly UK.

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Kalina Suter

Kalina Suter

Kalina is a dance trapeze artist and coach who guides artists and movers in unearthing their creative style. She grew up in the Appalachian forests of West Virginia where trick riding, dancing, and tree climbing fostered an early love of instinctive movement. As Kalina got older, these creative outlets were replaced by the study of contemporary dance, ballet, and physical theatre…

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Stuart Waters

Stuart Waters

Stuart is a queer, neurodiverse dance artist who advocates for diversity, mental health and emotional safety through safe practice awareness, training and public speaking. Having worked as performer and maker for 23 years with Protein Dance, Motionhouse and Wired Aerial Theatre, Stuart has become a dance maker in his own right, underpinning biographical art making with a therapeutic approach…

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