Information about our teachers
Chisenhale Dance Space offers a diverse programme of dance and fitness classes for Adults and Children. From complete beginners to experienced movers, we offer classes in contemporary dance, improvisation, yoga, Lindy Hop and more.
Information about our teachers can be found below, and click here for the full list of classes.
Alexandra has been practising and studying Yoga for 14 years, and teaching since 2010. Originally trained as a dancer, her approach to yoga emphasises grace, ease, and joy in moving. Teaching with compassion and a sense of humour, she uses playful language and imagery to help students to locate and sense their bodies. She’s an experienced teacher of vinyasa flow, slow flow, gentle yoga, restorative, and yoga Nidra. Her main teachers include Tias Little, Sarah Linsey, Bridget Thornborrow, and Giovanni Felicioni. She has studied somatics with Caryn McHose and Linda Hartley. Alexandra has a Masters in English Literature and is also a freelance dance writer.
Angela is a performer, teacher and producer specialising in dance and arts from the Jazz era. She is self-taught, starting her dance story on the streets of Hackney where she was born and raised. The combination of her musical family background, classical music training, love for jazz and her passion for dance made for a natural progression to search for the roots of present day street-dance, the Lindy Hop. She started lindy-hopping in 1991 having an already established dancing and teaching path. She is often called a “mid-timer” on the international Lindy Hop scene: renowned for unique yet grounded teaching style, mentoring of new teachers, pioneering out-of-the box events.
Ashley has been practicing yoga for 10 years, first stumbling upon it as part of her undergraduate degree in dance. Her passion is Vinyasa Flow, combining dynamic and strong postures with mindful breath and movement. She completed her 200-Hour Teacher Training with Naomi Annand and Adam Hocke at Yoga on the Lane, an unparalleled experience of deep learning and growth. Ashley believes the path to developing one’s yoga practice is through anatomical awareness of the body, an intimate relationship with the breath, and sensitivity to the subtle energies of the inner body. She is grateful for the opportunity to teach this practice with vigour, compassion, and unwavering appreciation.
Chloe is a London-based dance artist originally from Greece. She attended the Athens State School of Dance and has an MA in Choreography from Trinity Laban. Chloe was recently part of Integro Dance Teacher Training where she studied with David Zambrano. She facilitates professional & community workshops for adults and young people and teaches dance at Central Foundation Girl’s School. Among others, she has facilitated professional class for Brighton Dance, Roehampton University, Trinity Laban Student Union and in secondary schools across London as part of the Royal Academy of Dance’s Step Into Dance Programme. Chloe also makes dance works for site-sensitive contexts and directs movement for theatre.
Ingvild is a Norwegian dance artist currently based in London. She works as a performer, choreographer and teacher across the UK, Norway and Switzerland. Ingvild graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2016) with an MA in Dance Performance as a member of Transitions Dance Company. Ingvild has worked with artists such as; Matthias Sperling, Rahel Vonmoos, Theo Clinkard, Liz Roche, Dog Kennel Hills Project and Pell Ensemble. Ingvild believes in the creative process and possibility that can take place in a class environment. She has worked to increase the dancing opportunities in her hometown in Norway, setting up creative workshops for teenagers, where live music and dance meet.
Kai is a graduate of the Cambridge Performing Arts programme at Bodywork Dance College and has trained with hip hop companies Elementz Ent and Boy Blue Entertainment. As well as having a passion for hip hop Kai has also trained in a variety of dance styles as well as Acting and singing. Kai has worked on stage, in films and commercials and with ITV, BBC, Warner Brothers and Netflix.
Maria is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and movement director working through multidisciplinary techniques from around the world to develop Intercultural Awareness Performance. She has worked in the original cast of The Lion King (UK), Kokuma Dance Theatre, Jeanette Brooks among others, and is a recipient of The Trailblazers Fellowship. In 2016 she was awarded a ‘Dancers Career Development’ Retraining Grant, and was selected for One Dance UK’s “Dance Teaching Mentorship”. She is an Associate Artist with ‘Spare Tyre Theatre Company’ working with adults with learning disabilities, and has taught regularly at Greenwich Dance, TripSpace, Trinity Laban and The Place.
Natasha Swingler is a London-based dance and video artist, yoga teacher and bodyworker. She has performed at venues across London and the UK including galleries, theatre spaces and railway stations, and her video works have been shown across the UK and Europe. Natasha is passionate about the power of movement and dance to improve wellbeing and bring people together.
Rebecca is a novelist, performer and certified teacher of Action Theater™. She has performed improvised solos across the capital since 2008 and created shows including This is Hamlet and The Dolls’ House. With Seke Chimutengwende she has performed Late! Night Solos, a double bill of pioneering improvisations, and with composer Reynaldo Young she has developed the Lewisham Improv Station. She has also taught writing on Royal Holloway Creative Writing MA, Roehampton University. Her debut novel In a Land of Paper Gods, was a Red Magazine Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize.
Robyn graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2013. As a freelance dance artist she has been performing and teaching in the UK and Europe. She is a founding member of Feet off the Ground Dance, a performance collective that specialises in Contact Improvisation and Partnering techniques. Robyn has dynamic teaching experience covering a spectrum of ages and styles, including: creative dance, ballet, body conditioning and Contact Improvisation. In conjunction with Feet off the Ground Dance, she has been involved in introducing family jam sessions at Chisenhale Dance Space where she is a Member.
Seke works in dance as a performer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed with companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Lost Dog and Fabulous Beast as well as with numerous independent choreographers. He has choreographed four works including The Time Travel Piece for The Place Prize 2012 and King Arthur, which premiered at The Yard Theatre in London, 2015. Since 2006, Seke has performed over 60 improvised solos internationally and has performed ensemble improvisation with Neat Timothy since 2009. Seke is currently a guest lecturer in improvisation at London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School, Central School of Speech and Drama and Goldsmiths University.