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11235448_10153607964666542_4800082408373392489_oFaith Predergast – played Morfydd Owen in I loved you and I loved you

Faith Prendergast began dancing at the age of 3 at her local dance school in Longmont, Colorado. Following in the footsteps of her older siblings she continued throughout her teens and was fortunate enough to attend summer intensive programs including ABT New York, Juilliard, Ballet West and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance (SFCD). After high school, Faith continued her training at SFCD under the nurturing direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan. It was there she discovered her interest for contemporary dance and creating work. With intention to further her knowledge both creatively and technically, she moved to London and attended Rambert School.

Since graduating she has worked with Vivien Wood (Exile), Leila McMillan (Family Portrait), Royal Court Theatre (Teh Internet is Serious Business) and Arthur Pita (The Little Match Girl). In addition


Pauline Raineri


Born in 1992 in Annecy, Pauline trained in Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional d’Annecy. She also studied at the Virginia School of the Arts (USA) for one year where whe perfected her ballet training.

In 2010, she joined the Ballet Junior de Genève where she danced pieces by Barak Marshall, Stijn Celis, Guilherme Bothelo, Patrick Delcroix, and Alexander Ekman.

After graduating in 2013, Pauline danced for Cindy Van Acker, Roméo Castellucci (Paris Opera and Teatro Real of Madrid), Beaver Dam Cie, James Finnemore, John Ross, Junebug Company.

She teaches pro classes and will be assisting James Finnemore for the next B12 workshop series in Berlin in June 2017. Pauline restaged the piece « Black Cold Burns » by Stijn Celis for the Ballet Junior de Genève and is teaching in schools as part of a reach out program of Beaver Dam company.

Pauline founded the company WAVE in 2016 in Geneva and presented her work at the Lucky Trimmer Festival in Berlin, Les Quarts d’Heure du théâtre Sévelin in Lausanne, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 & 2016 and also in London, Geneva, Voreppe, Niort.


Rebecca Bassett-Graham

IMG_1925Canadian born, Rebecca Bassett-Graham grew up in Auckland New Zealand where she trained at the New Zealand School of Dance.
After graduating in 2011, Rebecca began working with the New Zealand Dance Company, DanceNorth in Australia and choreographers Ross McCormack and Sarah Foster-Sproull.

In 2013, Rebecca moved to the United Kingdom. During her time living in London Rebecca as had opportunity to perform ‘Glasshouses’, a work by Lewis Major at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Curve Theatre in Leicester and to perform at the 2013 and 2015 London TEDx Conference at the Museum of London, as well as modelling for top UK brand Schwarzkopf and Revlon, in their shows in London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol.

Rebecca has gone on to perform in ‘CUBES’ at the International Dance Festival in Birmingham, performed at Wilderness Festival with C-12 Dance Theatre, the Grand Prix UK with Beyond Repair Dance and in The Light Surgeons ‘Projection Project’ at the Old Market in Brighton. Most recently, Rebecca has been working with Sally Marie, on the research and development of BeautifuK.

She is currently the rehearsal director and a dancer with C12 Dance Theatre for their show Secret Encounters which is to tour across the UK and Europe throughout 2017.


Scenographer: Andy Hamer

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Has BA Hons in Fine Art, Sculpture, Cheltenham College and The École des Beaux-Arts, Lyon. MA Scenography, Central St Martins and DAMU Prague.

Hamer has established a distinctive style of working mostly within the genres of contemporary dance and site specific performance, creating architectural forms in space using light and projection.

Past work: Scenographer for Louise Kateraga’s company Foot in Hand, (Place Prize semi finalist) commissions for The Royal Ballet, The BBC Elstree Concert Band, site resposive dance with Choreographer Adesola Akinleye, Instillation performances working with Sherman Cymru, Scenographer consultant for National theatre Wales rural touring project, Lighting designer circus theatre company Cirtus Arts, collaborated with with Marc Brew Dance Company and Dame Evlyn Glenie on the internationally touring Fusional Fragments; lighting design & production management, Sean Tuan John and an ongoing working practice with Sweetshop Revolution.

Hamer balances the creativity and sensitivity of a responsive designer with the practicalities and problem solving of production and technical management.

Hamer also has a background in educational work devising and leading projects supporting primary stage of learning. Working with the full range from children to head teachers and has worked with the Royal Institure of Arkitecture and Creative Partnerships to explore more inclusive and dynamic methods of learning.


Amy Bell

amybell SSAmy Bell trained at London Contemporary Dance School and studied English at Cambridge University. She has performed for Tino Sehgal, Maresa von Stockert’s Tilted Productions, Conor Doyle, Charlotte Spencer, Giorgia Nardin and Marco D’Agostin amongst others, and has created a series of duets with Valentina Golfieri. She is currently Project Writer for Performing Gender, a European Union funded initiative for performance based around gender and sexuality and is a member of The Hunting Lodge European choreographers research collective. Amy is a participant in Sadler’s Wells Summer University led by Jonathan Burrows and Emma Gladstone. Amy was part of our research for Swimming to Soda Land.


Karl William Fagerlund Brekke

Karl SSBorn and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark Karl grew up in a theatrical environment with his father running a comedy theatre school. After discovering his interest for dance at the age of eighteen Karl enrolled in a dance course at Sceneingangen. He continued his training at London Studio Centre where he also studied theatre and singing and played the Phantom in a Phantom of the Opera end of year production. When contemporary dance became his main focus Karl joined Rambert School where he created much of his own work and performed in works including Mark Baldwins ‘Rite of spring’ He supplemented his formal training at Rambert School with workshops in Vienna and Brussels with, among others, David Zambrano, Rasmus Ölme, Miguel Gutierrez.
Upon graduating he has done research and development for Leila McMillan, and has recently been performing with Lewis Major. Karl is part of both Swimming to Soda Land and also I loved you and I loved you.


Romain Guillon

Romain.jpegRomain trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris (CNSMD) before joining various dance companies such as Charleroi-Danses (Belgium), National Dance Company Wales (UK), Dance Theatre of Ireland, John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Gelabert-Azzopardi Companya de dansa (Spain), Eun Me Ahn Dance Company (South Korea), PVC-Stadttheater Freiburg (Germany), Staatstheater Mainz (Germany) and more recently Constanza Macras – Dorky Park (Berlin), Smallpetitklein dance company (Scotland) and Alain Platel – Les Ballets C de la B (Belgium). In 2013-2014, Romain is assisting Alain Platel as artistic coach on a new production with Congolese musicians.
Since 2000 he has also taken an interest in choreographing and transmitting his knowledge of contemporary dance and yoga teaching around the world (Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, South Korea).
A sabbatical year taken in 2004 allowed him to travel the world and pursue some of his passions such as yoga, kalaripayattu and ayurveda.
Since 2010, Romain is on the board of directors of the biannual dance festival LUCKY TRIMMER focusing on supporting the short format, spotlighting emerging choreographers and talented dancers, creating an international dance network and connecting people who share the same dedication. Romain was part of our research for Swimming to Soda Land.


Chris Knight

ChrisComing from a Breakdancing background Chris began performing and teaching with 2Faced Dance Company. He then went on to train at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and London Contemporary Dance School. Past projects include: ‘Passing Through Performance’ with David Zambrano, ‘Trio A’ by Yvonne Rainer, ‘Touching the Void’ by Dane Hurst, ‘Flocking/Crowd Joy’ by Rea Mole, ‘Breakin’ Convention’ with 2Faced Dance Company and ‘State of Matter’ UK tour with 2Faced Dance Company. Chris is a key member of our current production of Tree.


Tomomi Kosano

Tomomi SSTomomi studied BA in dance at Roehampton University where she received a first class degree, and joined Map dance in University of Chichester, completing an MA in Performance Dance. During her training, Tomomi worked with esteemed choreographers, including Ben Duke, Darren Ellis, Yaara Dolev, and Rose English. Since then Tomomi performed in Crossroads (by Luca Silvestrini), the Olympic closing ceremony, Letter to My Father/Crush (by Apple Yang: Appetite Dance Productions), Silversmith dance theatre, Dance film: Net of Life (by Lucy Ridley: The People Pile), Resolution 2013 (Yamato-Nadeshiko by Ryota Kodera; Does My… Do I? by Leda Franklin; Piece of Mosaic by Elena Jacinta), Dear Lido (by Rosie Whitney- FishRosie: Whitney-Fish & Company), Coda Dance Company, IJAD dance company. Tomomi was part of our research for Swimming to Soda Land.


Karolina Kraczkowska (Poland)

Karolina SSGraduate from the Institute of Applied Linguistics (UW) and postgraduate from Laban Center (Transitions Dance Company). Her artistic journey set off in Poznań in the Polish Dance Theatre, where we appeared in works by Ewa Wycichowska, Jacek Przybyłowicz, Istvan Juhos Puto, Karine Saporta, Virpi Pakhinen. She later relocated to London where she had the privilege to collaborate with Lost Dog, Rosemary Butcher, Allison Brown, Jasmin Vardimon, Yong Min Cho, Toni Mira, Fin Walker, Fabulous Beast Dance Company. In April under the choreographic direction of Riccardo Buscarini she appeared in a piece granted the Place Prize award. Her last projects include collaboration with Israeli choreographic duo Or&Oran Dance Company (Brussels), Henrik
Kaalund and Kostia Rapoport (Berlin) based on structured improvisation integrated with live soundscape, Danish dance and music company WEGO led by Kirstine Kyhl Andersen and Niels Bjerg (Poland/Denmark) fusion of early baroque music and contemporary dance, Janina Rjakangas (London/Choreodrome) and Malgorzata Haduch (Poland) site specific improvisation with live music incorporating Passing Through improvisation principles. Karolina was part of our research for Swimming to Soda Land.


Leon Smith

LeonLeon is a founder member of award winning theatre ensemble tangled feet and has currently been performing over the summer in their large scale outdoor show “All That Is Solid Melts Into Air.”  He has performed extensively throughout the UK and toured internationally with the company. Awards and nominations have included a Stage Award for Acting Excellence: Best Ensemble nomination, UK representatives at the Cairo International Theatre Festival, Pick of the Fringe awards and Total Theatre Award nominations. Leon also trained at Laban and works as a designer, performer, movement director and teacher. Leon has also performed with Award Winning Made By Katie Green, Operafication, Lizzie Kew Ross, IronINC, The RSC and the BBC both Internationally and throughout the UK.  Leon Also movements directs and has done for tangled feet, The Lyrics Hammersmith Young Company and Southwark Playhouse. Leon is a great performer in our current production, Tree.


Carys Stanton

CaryCarys began her training at Swindon Dance before continuing her studies at the Rambert School where she graduated in 2011 with a first class BA(hons) degree. In her final year she was invited to tour nationally with Rambert Dance Company performing Itzik Galili’s A Linha Curva. Upon graduation Carys joined the Russell Maliphant Company for the creation of ‘The Rodin Project’ which subsequently toured nationally and internationally. In 2013 she began work on the companies current touring programme ‘Still Current’ where she dances a selection of past repertoire and new creations, including a duet with Maliphant. Carys has appeared in commercial projects including a 2013 advert for Lexus EU, a dancer in ITV’s ‘An Audience with Beyonce’ and ‘Erebus’, a film adaptation of Russell Maliphants ‘Rodin Project’ for Space Arts. Carys is playing the part of Morfydd Owen in our production of I loved you and I loved you.


Dan Watson

Danwatson SSDan studied Dance and Theatre at The University of Surrey – Roehampton, London. From 2001 to 2008 he performed with StopGAP Dance Company, working with choreographers such as Hofesh Schecter, Rob Tannion, Filip Van Huffel and Maxine Doyle amongst others.

Dan has performed for Nigel Charnock, Freddie Opoku Addaie, Stan Won’t Dance, 5 Men Dancing, Slung Low, Evolving Motion, Motion Manual, Protein Dance, Retina Dance, Rachael Mossom, Green Candle Dance Company and Seven Sisters Group.

He has choreographed for StopGAP, The Big Dance and made independent works; An Untold Amount Of Steps, Semi Detached and Precariously. Most recently he was the choreographic assistant on the Universal/Working Title movie version of Les Miserables.

Dan is a wonderful performer in our current production of Tree.


Daniel Whiley

Daniel WhileyDaniel Graduated from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2006 with First class honours.
Since Graduating he has danced internationally with many difference dance companies across Europe.
He has worked with choreographers such as Johan Inger, Medhi Walerski, Jiri Kylian, Annabelle Ochoa Lopez, Nick hobbs Jochen Ulrich, Anthony Taylor, Lode Devos and Stephan Thoss. Daniel has just finished working on the Drowned Man with PunchDrunk and is extremely excited and privileged to be working with Sweetshop Revolution in I loved you and I loved you.


Brian Ellsbury

brianellesbury_small SSAs well as solo piano recitals Brian also works as an accompanist including engagements for University of Wales opera courses, it was on one of these that he first encountered the music of Morfydd Owen. He has also fulfilled engagements for the BBC as piano concerto soloist. TV work includes numerous commercials and also the ITV1 comedy drama Mike Basset-England Manager as pianist and musical director. He has also appeared with Julian Clary and Immodesty Blaize in their burlesque revue The Immodest Tease Show. Teaching posts include several London schools and also the University of Reading where he was appointed professor of piano in 2003. Brian is delighted to be working again with Sally-Marie having previously worked with her on Dulce et Decorum. Brian is presently a key collaborator on I loved you and I loved you.


Dominic Farlam: Company Photographer

Dominic-Farlam3Originally trained in music and dance from childhood, circumstances and a long held desire led Dominic to train in Photography. He studied on the Photography degree course founded at the Polytechnic of Central London by conceptual artist Victor Burgin; a course renowned for progressive and intellectual enquiry.  With an interest in the land, an early inspiration was the work of the New Topographics movement, attending some of their lectures. He continued studies and workshops with artists including Harry Callahan, Josef Koudelka and Lee Friedlander. After meeting landscape photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper his approach as an artist changed and inspired him to make and exhibit images of the night, natural and urban environments, and their interaction with people, in Britain, France and the USA. This period of work culminated in being awarded an MA.

While still making images, he trained in contemporary dance and performed with small companies in Britain and the continent for some years, before returning to photography.

His work has ranged from making large format silver and platinum prints to smaller formats, in both monochrome and colour, to teaching on workshops.

He has trained as a forager with expert Miles Irving, and made photographs of foraging, for educational purposes.

Recent personal work includes the abandoned NoHo development in London, focussing on inhabited and uninhabited space over time, and ongoing series on light pollution, the night, land despoilment and change, and portraits of Foragers in the land.  He continues to work commercially in portraiture, theatre and with dancers.


Joelle Green: Filmmaker

JoelleJoelle Green first trained as a dancer, graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2009 with the Outstanding Achievement Award. During her studies she concentrated on Dance for film making a site-specific short with A level students from Hebden Bridge and an interactional multi-media installation on Performance Art.
She went onto study filmmaking at London Film Academy, completing a foundation and working as the Creative Media teacher for On Road at Fitzrovia Youth in Action.
She has worked as a freelance filmmaker for NKMmedia from music videos to full length features such as “The Anglistani’s” a Bollywood feature currently in post. Joelle has a lot of hands on experience, having practised roles from Runner to Camerawoman, DOP, Sound, Editor, Script Supervisor, Stills Photographer, Director and Producer.Venues
She believes in filming dance with movement and finding unusual angles and filming techniques to create visually captivating and thought provoking film. Her experimental work includes Co directing a series of short site-specific dance films for a new media app for android phones as well as documenting dance for stage for the Lilian Baylis to installations at ARC, Stockton Arts Centre.


Michele Panegrossi: Creative Technologist

MicheleMichele’s areas of interest spans across sound, interactive devices, digital video and design. At the core of his work is the exploration of different kinds of technologies to adapt them in a compositional/interactive environment. His most recent works include a dance solo piece featuring motion tracking for real-time audiovisual manipulation, a dance duet with an augmented sound score delivered via wireless headphones for Big Dance 2012 and an interactive walk in which key historical Central London sites are transformed into a virtual theatre of Holophonic sound and Augmented Reality video installations. Michele’s music and soundscapes have been performed in Italy, France, Poland and in the UK at the Greenwich Royal Observatory, The Courtauld Gallery, Siobhan Davies Studios, The Wapping Project and The Shunt Lounge. Michele is currently working on our upcoming children’s show Swimming to Soda Land.