TUTORS

We’ll be updating this page soon to detail the 2024 tutors!

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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Erin Ball

Erin Ball

Erin Ball (ze/zir) is a white neurodivergent double below knee amputee. Erin is a circus artist based near Katarokwi/Kingston, Ontario and the artistic director of Kingston Circus Arts. Erin achieved Disability membership in 2014 and took a year off. Erin then began the process of un-learning ableism…

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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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Emmen Donnelly

Emmen Donnelly

Emmen is an accomplished and respected member of the Irish and UK aerial and circus community, currently working in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His methods of practice help support Irish aerial training and performance with his Vertical Play workshops proving hugely successful and even pioneering Irelands first ever rope meet! A heavily sought after mentor and choreographer, he has paved a career creating accessible spaces for others to learn & perform.

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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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Gaia Santuccio

Gaia Santuccio

Born in Sicily, grew up in the UK, not based anywhere.. Yet! She crochets ropes that she doesn’t climb. She loves stream of consciousness writing and she takes inspiration to move from her writing. She is Italian but don’t expect her to be good at cooking.

Gaia’s main focus is movement research through the body and her relationship with the aerial rope. She extrapolates…

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