Melanie Clark - Dance Artist
After graduating from the New Zealand School of Dance Melanie co produced, choreographed and danced in The Unit Dance Theatre Company, touring original works accompanied by live musicians throughout New Zealand. As a freelance dancer she also performed with Java Dance Company, World of Wearable Art, and in Peter Jackson's feature film 'King Kong' (2005).
Since moving to the UK Melanie has completed an MA in Creative Practice at Trinity Laban and has been working as a research assistant for Studio Wayne McGregor. During her time in London she has also performed as part of Secret Cinema and in works by Gary Lambert and Masha Gurina. Melanie and Hannah have collaborated on a number of previous projects. In 2011 they worked with choreographer Nina Kov on a short film and live performance of 'Touch the Sound' (supported by YAMAHA). The following year they choreographed and performed in How They Never Met Themselves, a short film for Ron Arad's Curtain Call at the Roundhouse.
In July 2017 Melanie worked in the studio with Hannah for a period of R&D to develop new work. She is currently collaborating with Hannah on a project for Resolution 2018 and will be performing 'Brace Leash Pack' at The Place in January.
Marcus Alessandrini - Dance Artist
Born in Perth, Western Australia Marcus trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), working under the direction of various teachers including ex-Cunningham Company dancer and Australian dance philosopher, Nannette Hassall. During 2014 Marcus studied abroad at CODARTS University of the Arts in Rotterdam for a semester and performed in the Rotterdam Schouwberg during this time. In the last year Marcus has been dancing with Transitions Dance Company, performing work by Charles Linehan, Christian Duarte and Oded Ronen.
In July 2017 Marcus worked in the studio with Hannah for a period of R&D to develop new work and will be performing 'Brace Leash Pack' as part of Resolution at The Place in January.
Viva Foster - Dance Artist
Growing up in New Zealand, Viva was a Junior Associate of the New Zealand School of Dance before moving to Australia to train at the National Theatre Ballet School. During her three years there Viva undertook secondments with Chunky Move and Australian Dance Theatre and was a founding member of Melbourne’s first contemporary youth dance company, Yellow Wheel, directed by Adam Wheeler. In 2015 Viva moved to London completing the One Year Programme in Dance Studies at Trinity Laban and receiving the Trinity Laban Dance Award. In 2017, alongside an international tour with Transitions Dance Company, Viva has also worked as a freelance dance artist and teacher.
In July 2017 Viva worked in the studio with Hannah for a period of R&D to develop new work.
Becky Horne - Dance Artist
Becky attended the Centre for Advanced Training at The Place before completing her BA (Hons) at Trinity Laban, where she performed work by Dam Van Huynh, Tom Roden and Wayne McGregor. Gaining the Mercers’ Arts Award Becky became a company dancer with Transitions Dance Company in 2016.
In July 2017 Becky worked in the studio with Hannah for a period of R&D to develop new work and will be performing 'Brace Leash Pack' as part of Resolution at The Place in January.
Sophie Tellings - Dance Artist
Born in the Netherlands, Sophie completed a dance foundation course at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg, working with choreographers including Jan Zobel, Jose Way, and Raymond Esterhuizen. In December 2011 Sophie danced in Abdallah and The Gazelle of Basra by De Dutch Don’t Dance Division. She went on to study Modern Theatre Dance in Amsterdam for a year, working with Nicole Beutler and others. She moved to London in 2013 to undertake the BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance degree at Trinity Laban, where she worked with Naomi Lefebvre Sell, Marina Collard and Martin Hargreaves. Sophie joined Transitions Dance Company in 2016 completing her MA in Dance Performance the following year. She currently teaches contemporary technique at Trinity Laban covering classes across the BA, M level and Diploma courses.
In July 2017 Sophie worked in the studio with Hannah for a period of R&D to develop new work and will be performing 'Brace Leash Pack' as part of Resolution at The Place in January.
Simone Sistarelli – Composer/Performer
Simone is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, beatmaker, accompanist and composer from Italy and is currently based in London. After completing a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban Simone has danced in a number of projects including; 'Bittersuite: Royal Academy of Arts Open House', 'You Me Bum Bum Train' (London), 'Let's Ride' music video (BigBoyEllis), 'Fox Hunt' video (Harry B Chandler), Varmints UK Tour (produced by Sadler's Wells), 'Through Waiting Shades' by P.S. Collective (Dance Springs Festival), 'Body in and as Space' choreographed by Marina Collard and Kate Johnson (Limen Festival & the Hayward Gallery, London), 'The Body' choreographed by Joe Moran (Nottingham Contemporary) and 'Worlds Away' music video (Iain Woods). Simone also developed and currently manages Popping for Parkinson's, Popping technique dance classes for younger people with Parkinson's.
Sophie Donaldson - Costume Designer
Sophie is a London based costume designer and creator working in dance, theatre, opera and film. She trained at Leith School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art where she won the LSA Design Award, Eve & Ravenscroft Award and John L. Paterson Design Award. Sophie has recently worked with Hannes Langolf, Lizzi Kew Ross, Iris Theatre and Adam Rutherford Dance.