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.
Alexander is a dance artist and performer collaborating internationally, working in theatre, movement and dance. He works with visual artists, designers, choreographers, and dance companies. Some of these collaborations are long standing and include artists such as Daniel Linehan, Collectif ÈS, Joe Moran & Yuval Pick. In making, he is drawn to working outside, often in nature, and his practice articulates how the sensorial body meets landscape.
Alongside his performative career he works as a massage therapist. Trained in various forms of therapeutic and healing bodywork practices, healing for him, is a form of heightened listening - It is through attentive touch and contact that we can deepen our sensitivity of listening to engage fully and positively. This investigation continues through his dance and performance work but also guides his contemporary, improvisation, and somatic movement teachings.
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.
Bradley started dancing professionally over 15 years ago, and his experience has allowed him to teach and perform both nationally and internationally. He has worked with some of the top commercial and underground artists in the entertainment industry. His credits include working on the West End run of ‘Into The Hood’ with ZooNation, dancing with the Laurence Olivier award-winning company Boy Blue Entertainment, and working with Flawless UK and Impact Dance to name a few. Bradley has always been humbled by his successes and names starring as lead character (Frankie) in the film STREETDANCE3D as his career highlight to date, as well as performing and choreographing for the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. Fun, energetic and dynamic, Bradley’s dance style and beaming stage presence are hard to miss.
Malachi is an accomplished dancer with Olivier Award winning Boy Blue Entertainment, and has performed at the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Barking Broadway and Sadlers Wells. He studied performing arts at Barking and Dagenham College he is also currently working at the Barbican as an Assistant in Creative Leaning, working with young people across London and teaching in multiple colleges, primary and secondary schools.
Marie is a freelance dance artist, yoga teacher and massage therapist. Originally from France, Marie graduated from The London Contemporary Dance School in 2006. Since then she has been performing with a variety of different choreographers. In 2013 she set up the Bodysong Company in France and in 2008 she co-founded the collaborative and multidisciplinary company EU&ME, which specialises in inter-cultural exchange and site-specific works with audience participation. In 2012, along with with the Mexican choreographer Paula Rechtman, she co-created the educational project Dance as a tool against violence in Mexico, France and Burkina Faso. In 2014 she obtained the French National teaching diploma (DE) and in 2016, she spent 4 months in India, on a spiritual journey where she trained to be a yoga teacher.
Olly shifted careers from film production to community arts a few years ago, in a bid to rekindle her childhood love of creative dance. She has worked extensively with children and their parents, leading movement, art and music activities in the UK and Germany. Olly believes strongly that people of any age and ability should have access to the joy and artistic expression that dance offers. She is currently deepening her understanding of contemporary dance in community settings with further studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Rebecca is a novelist, performer and teacher of Action Theater™. 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. 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. With composer Reynaldo Young she has developed the Lewisham Improv Station, a sound-based project harnessing improvisation to create aural worlds combining poetry, song and story. Rebecca is a certified teacher of Action Theater™ and teaches improvisation in both the UK and Europe. She has also taught writing on Royal Holloway Creative Writing MA, Roehampton University and leads Book Club for Dancers with Independent Dance. Rebecca is a Chisenhale Dance Member.
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.
Sophie graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in July 2013 and went on to join Verve, the postgraduate performance company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating with Distinction. She has performed and taught across the UK and Europe and worked with a variety of established choreographers including Ben Duke, Lea Anderson, Tom Dale, Sarah Dowling and Jamaal Burkmar. Sophie is a co-founder of Feet off the Ground Dance, a collective that specialise in Contact Improvisation and Partnering. Sophie has taught extensively across the UK, including BalletBoyz, The Place Adult Courses and Class Shorts, as a guest lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School and the Centre for Advanced Training scheme based at Laban, The Place and Dance4.
Vivian comes from Greece and she graduated from Trinity Laban with a 1st class degree. She continued as a chosen member of the Akram Khan Experiment and then she joined Jasmin Vardimon 2 professional development course, where she performed a national tour with pieces from AΦΕ, Vinicius Salles and Jasmin Vardimon. Since then she has performed with Bittersuite Company, Vinicius Salles, Fernanda Prata, Ben Judd and more. Vivian was also a dancer and choreographer’s assistant for Hagit Yakira’s community project ‘On Falling and Recovery’ and rehearsal director for Hagit’s project Dance for Platinum at Royal Albert Hall (2018).
She teaches with passion dance, dance theatre and improvisation to children, adults and professionals. She has taught for City Lit, Greenwich Dance, Trinity Laban, Tripspace and others. Vivian is the founder of a series of workshops: 'Energy and flow', a contemporary dance workshop; and 'Movement waves', a community workshop which happens in and by the sea!