Thomas Goodwin trained in Contemporary Dance at Laban and continued his training in improvisation and devising at the CCN in Montpellier, France. He has also trained in various complimenting disciplines such as yoga, Tai chi, Qi gong and more recently swimming practices. In performance, Goodwin has worked with artists such as Hofesh Shechter, Ben Wright, Rosemary Lee, Charlotte Spencer, Yuval Pick and Charlie Morrissey, and has been working on various projects with Luca Silvestrini's Protein since 2010. Goodwin enjoys developing and delivering movement workshops and classes for a variety of contexts such as professional open classes in London, company class for companies such as Scottish Dance Theatre, accessible workshops and programs in different community settings, or training workshops for institutions like Codarts, Rotterdam. Goodwin has recently developed a series of residential workshops called Kinship which explore connection to landscape and other animals in rural environments.
Alessandra Ruggeri is a mover and a teacher. Her practice is informed by several disciplines and approaches she has experimented with during her ongoing professional development. Her academic training includes a BA in Dance at Trinity Laban, London and a MA in Economics in Rome. As a freelance performer Ruggeri has worked across the UK with companies and choreographers including Clod Ensemble, Jasmin Vardimon, Frauke Requardt, Theo Clinkard and Tilted productions. More recently Ruggeri has been working in Switzerland, Austria and Norway. Ruggeri has taught movement classes in various settings, for professional and non-professional dancers, in London, Geneva, Rome and Vienna. She is also a qualified Pilates teacher. Ruggeri became a member of the Russell Maliphant Company’s education team in 2017.
Eithne Kane is a choreographer, dancer and teacher. Kane trained in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School and has gone to on to work in dance, physical theatre and contemporary circus. Kane is a teacher of dance and yoga and is alway seeking to broaden and enhance her movement practice. She is now based in Manchester and is Co. Artistic Director of Kapow - Dance Circus Theatre.
Kapow create touring productions for unusual settings and to date have created 3 professional productions and 11 commissioned works for trainee dancers and young people. Kane also works as a freelance performer and has toured internationally with Tilted Productions, Joli Vyann, The National Theatre, Opera North, Madeline Shann, Florence Caillon, Jorge Cresis and Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre amongst many others.
Noa Mamrud was born in Israel and graduate from the ‘Maslool Tel-Aviv’ program under the artistic direction of Naomi Perlov and Offir Dagan. Mamrud danced as a freelancer with The Danish Dance Theater, the Berlin Biennale, Idan Sharabi, Michael Getman, Saar Magal and more. More recently Mamrud is studying at the MA program of Arts Administration & Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths University of London.
Ben McEwen graduated from Trinity Laban before going on to complete the training cycle at P.A.R.T.S. (BE). Now McEwen regularly works as a performer with artists such as Charlotte Spencer Projects, Vera Tussing, Joon Dance, Francesco Scavetta/Wee and Lisa May Thomas. Alongside performing McEwen teaches at conservatoires, universities and professional classes throughout Europe, and practices Aikido at Tetsushinkan/MovingEast.
Christopher Owen is a dance artist, performer, teacher and musician. He trained in the UK before continuing to work for leading British contemporary dance and theatre companies, including The National Dance Company of Wales, Scottish Dance Theatre, Candoco Dance Company and National Theatre of Scotland. Owen has also worked with international choreographers including Emanuel Gat, Hofesh Shechter, Nigel Charnock and the Trisha Brown Company. He continues to work as a performer with Mirjam Gurtner, Willi Dorner, Joe Moran and Dan Daw. Alongside performing, Owen also creates contemporary work under the company name Empathic Futures.
Rachele Rapisardi graduated from CODARTS (NL) and then relocated to London where she joined EDge11 directed by Jeanne Yasko. Since leaving EDge Rapisardi has worked with companies and independent choreographers such as Lost Dog (Ben Duke), Protein Dance (Luca Silvestrini), ilDance, Clod Ensemble, Gwyn Emberton Dance, Emma Martin Dance, Theo Clinkard, Quang Kien Van, Emanuel Gat, Jorge Crecis, Jose Agudo, James Finnemore, Christopher Evans and Neus Gil Cortes, spanning across the UK, Sweden, Israel and Ireland. Since obtaining her MA in Performing Arts in 2015, Rapisardi has been developing her freelance career as a teacher, Rehearsal Director and Associate Director. The past three years has included work with both professionals and students (from GCSE to MA) as well as leading community based environments such as refugee centres, referral units and care homes, with particular investment given to Protein Dance, both in delivering various roles within their educational programme, and as Associate Director for one of Protein’s productions.