Alethia Antonia  was raised in Derbyshire and began dancing at 14 taking street dance classes at her local dance school. She was introduced to contemporary dance at 17, studying at New College Nottingham before joining Retina Youth Dance Company and Derbyshire Youth Dance Company. Antonia went on to train on the Foundation Course at Northern School of Contemporary Dance before continuing her training at London Contemporary Dance School, where she was a Peggy Hawkins Scholarship recipient. In 2017, Antonia graduated with a First Class Degree and the Principal’s Award. In 2018, Antonia toured nationally and in Europe with VERVE, the post-graduate performance company at NSCD and was awarded the Overall Achievement award in Professional Practice.  Antonia has worked with choreographers such as Sita Ostheimer, Mickael Marso Riviere, Grace Nicol, Lenka Vagnerová, Filip Van Huffel, Matthew Robinson, Victor Quijada, Renaud Wiser, Ihsan Rustem, Hannes Langolf, Mbulelo Ndabeni and Luke Jessop. As a freelance artist, Antonia is currently also a member of Extended Play (Jamaal Burkmar) and Heather Walrond Company.

Alethia Antonia was raised in Derbyshire and began dancing at 14 taking street dance classes at her local dance school. She was introduced to contemporary dance at 17, studying at New College Nottingham before joining Retina Youth Dance Company and Derbyshire Youth Dance Company. Antonia went on to train on the Foundation Course at Northern School of Contemporary Dance before continuing her training at London Contemporary Dance School, where she was a Peggy Hawkins Scholarship recipient. In 2017, Antonia graduated with a First Class Degree and the Principal’s Award. In 2018, Antonia toured nationally and in Europe with VERVE, the post-graduate performance company at NSCD and was awarded the Overall Achievement award in Professional Practice.

Antonia has worked with choreographers such as Sita Ostheimer, Mickael Marso Riviere, Grace Nicol, Lenka Vagnerová, Filip Van Huffel, Matthew Robinson, Victor Quijada, Renaud Wiser, Ihsan Rustem, Hannes Langolf, Mbulelo Ndabeni and Luke Jessop. As a freelance artist, Antonia is currently also a member of Extended Play (Jamaal Burkmar) and Heather Walrond Company.

Edd Arnold  was born in Bristol and began to dance through B-boying under the guidance ofJôel Daniels and Wilkie Branson. Later Arnold trained in contemporary and classical techniques at Swindon Dance, before furthering his training at Rambert School, graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree in 2017. Arnold was a member of the National Youth Dance Company from 2012-2014 where he worked with Jasmin Vardimon and Akram Khan.  Arnold has worked with Tj Lowe (Insideout) and has danced for Akademi working with Jose Agudo, before joining Balletboyz in September 2017. During his time with Balletboyz he has toured internationally, performing works by Javier de Frutos, Russell Maliphant, Liam Scarlett and Ivan Perez.

Edd Arnold was born in Bristol and began to dance through B-boying under the guidance ofJôel Daniels and Wilkie Branson. Later Arnold trained in contemporary and classical techniques at Swindon Dance, before furthering his training at Rambert School, graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree in 2017. Arnold was a member of the National Youth Dance Company from 2012-2014 where he worked with Jasmin Vardimon and Akram Khan.

Arnold has worked with Tj Lowe (Insideout) and has danced for Akademi working with Jose Agudo, before joining Balletboyz in September 2017. During his time with Balletboyz he has toured internationally, performing works by Javier de Frutos, Russell Maliphant, Liam Scarlett and Ivan Perez.

Grace Jabbari  was born in Reading and trained at Tring Park School for Performing Arts. She graduated with a first class BA from Rambert School and a first class MA from Northern School of Contemporary Dance.  On graduating, Jabbari toured ‘Dracula’ with Mark Bruce Company, and later played ‘Calypso’ in the UK tour of ‘The Odyssey’.  Jabbari works closely with choreographer Holly Blakey, starring in the original creations for ‘Some Greater Class’, ‘ABIDE’, and ‘Cowpuncher’. Other performance work includes; ‘Vestige’ by Wayne Parsons Dance, live shows for artists Florence and The Machine, Damien Rice, Naeem fka Spank Rock.  Jabbari has been working with Russell Maliphant since 2015, joining the company in 2016 for the international tour of ‘Conceal|Reveal’ and ‘Maliphant Works 2’.

Grace Jabbari was born in Reading and trained at Tring Park School for Performing Arts. She graduated with a first class BA from Rambert School and a first class MA from Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

On graduating, Jabbari toured ‘Dracula’ with Mark Bruce Company, and later played ‘Calypso’ in the UK tour of ‘The Odyssey’.

Jabbari works closely with choreographer Holly Blakey, starring in the original creations for ‘Some Greater Class’, ‘ABIDE’, and ‘Cowpuncher’. Other performance work includes; ‘Vestige’ by Wayne Parsons Dance, live shows for artists Florence and The Machine, Damien Rice, Naeem fka Spank Rock.

Jabbari has been working with Russell Maliphant since 2015, joining the company in 2016 for the international tour of ‘Conceal|Reveal’ and ‘Maliphant Works 2’.

Folu Odimayo  was born in Lagos, Nigeria and brought up in Sutton, South west London, where he started his journey into dance at the Glenthorne High School for Performing Arts where he was a member of the AD1 youth dance company. Odimayo continued his training in 2013 when he joined The Place CAT scheme, whilst also becoming a member of the National Youth Dance Company under the guest artistic directorship of Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.  In 2015 Odimayo moved to Leeds where he attained his BPA (Hons) from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. During his time at NSCD Odimayo worked with several choreographers such as Gary Clarke, Deed, Fernanda Prata and Francessco Scavetta.  As a freelancer Odimayo has worked with Joe Moran, Tribe// dance company, Gavin Coward’s Paradox Pictures and Michael Keegan Dolan.

Folu Odimayo was born in Lagos, Nigeria and brought up in Sutton, South west London, where he started his journey into dance at the Glenthorne High School for Performing Arts where he was a member of the AD1 youth dance company. Odimayo continued his training in 2013 when he joined The Place CAT scheme, whilst also becoming a member of the National Youth Dance Company under the guest artistic directorship of Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

In 2015 Odimayo moved to Leeds where he attained his BPA (Hons) from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. During his time at NSCD Odimayo worked with several choreographers such as Gary Clarke, Deed, Fernanda Prata and Francessco Scavetta.

As a freelancer Odimayo has worked with Joe Moran, Tribe// dance company, Gavin Coward’s Paradox Pictures and Michael Keegan Dolan.

Will Thompson  was born in 1994 in South-East London. After being introduced to dance during his first few years at secondary school, his training began on the Trinity Laban CAT scheme while also being part of Shoreditch Youth Dance. After two years Thompson went on to Rambert School, receiving a BA HONS in 2016.  During his last year of training he was one of the selected artists to take part in DV8 Physical Theatres Professional Development programme. Since, his work within theatre and dance has expanded across both stage and film. Thompson has worked with and performed in creations by Hannes Langolf, INNE|Iván Pérez, Johannes Wieland, Maciej Kuźmiński and Maxine Doyle amongst other directors, choreographers and collaborators, which have been created and performed both internationally and within the UK.  Photo credit: www.jack-thomson.com

Will Thompson was born in 1994 in South-East London. After being introduced to dance during his first few years at secondary school, his training began on the Trinity Laban CAT scheme while also being part of Shoreditch Youth Dance. After two years Thompson went on to Rambert School, receiving a BA HONS in 2016.

During his last year of training he was one of the selected artists to take part in DV8 Physical Theatres Professional Development programme. Since, his work within theatre and dance has expanded across both stage and film. Thompson has worked with and performed in creations by Hannes Langolf, INNE|Iván Pérez, Johannes Wieland, Maciej Kuźmiński and Maxine Doyle amongst other directors, choreographers and collaborators, which have been created and performed both internationally and within the UK.

Photo credit: www.jack-thomson.com