ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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Heather Walrond, Artistic Director

Performer, Choreographer, Educator, Lecturer.

Heather grew up in Devon and went on to complete the apprenticeship with Springs Dance Company in 2011 with the opportunity to also train with Ad Deum Dance Company in Texas. She then went on to train at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in July 2014.

She has worked with choreographers including Jane Castree, Gary Clarke, Charles Linehan, Charlotte Spencer, Corey Baker, Angus Balbernie and Sharon Watson.

Since graduating, Heather was invited to perform, choreograph and teach with ‘Vou Dance Company’ in Fiji for 4 months, touring around the Fiji Islands and New Zealand.

She then returned to Devon, performing and teaching consistently with Spindrift Dance Collective and Jane Castree Dance Collaborations as well as founding ‘Rising Youth Company’. She joined Exim Dance Company as company dancer in August 2015 and is now Assosiate Lecturer for Plymouth University.

She is 1 out of 2 winners of the Marie McCluskey Dance Makers Fund 2017-2018 at Swindon Dance.

Performer

2016/2017, ‘Etch’ development and tour, Exim Dance Company.

2016, ‘Champion of the Flatlands’, Balbir Singh Dance Company.

2015, ‘Etch’ Research and Development, Claire Summers, Exim Dance Company

2015, ‘This is how we made this’ Jane Castree, JCDC

2015, ‘Murmuration of starlings’ Kayleigh Crook, Spindrift Dance Company.

2014, ‘Movement of Masi’, Vou Dance Company, Auckland Museum, New Zealand.

2014, Various performances around the Fijian Islands with Vou Dance Company including the Taveuni festival.

2014, ‘Formations’, Charles Linehan, Graduation show, Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

2013, Now here, no where, Jennifer- Lynn Crawford and Charlotte Spencer, Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

2011, Uk tour of nine works choreographed by apprentices of Springs Dance Company, Corey Baker, Steve Johnston and Charlotte Brown.

Commercial experience

2014- Ballroom Dancer, BBC Period Drama, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

2014- Dancer, Music Video, ‘Bad News’, Louie Newton, Fresh Times Records.

Choreography

2015- ‘The Rising’ Research and Development, HeatherWalrondCompany.

2015- 2 day emerging choreographers weekend at Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth.

2015- ‘Kairos’, Commissioned by Spindrift Dance Company

2015- ‘Solidarity’, Group piece performed by Spindrift Youth Dance Company, Kingsbridge, Devon, January 2015

2014- ‘Undaunted’, Group piece performed by Vou Dance Company, Nadi Theatre, Fiji, July 2014.

2014- ‘Just Us’, Duet performed by Christopher Radford, Zoe Bradley and Anton Hinchliffe July 2014, NSCD.

2013- ‘The weight of tides’, Underwater film choreography combined with a harness solo, May 2013, NSCD.

Teaching

2015- Associate Lecturer in Dance, Plymouth University.

2015- Professional workshops all over the uk, including Northern school of contemporary dance, Exim Dance Company and Plymouth Dance.

2015- Workshops in primary schools and secondary schools with HeatherWalrondCompany, Exim Dance Company and Spindrift Dance Company.

2014: Teaching dance ages 4-30, Vou Dance Company, Suva, Fiji.

2011: Teaching all ages in secondary school in the UK and abroad, Elevate  Dance Company, Springs Dance Company, London.

Professional development experience

2014: Various company classes taken in Fiji and New Zealand.

2014: Hofesh Schecter repertoire, The riley theatre, NSCD, Leeds.

February 2014: Eclipse Intensive, Rudi Cole, Joss Carter, Kip Johnson, NSCD, Leeds.

January 2014: BBC Period Drama, Sharon Watson, Ballroom Scene, Rotherham.

December 2013: Odette Hughes, Phoenix Dance Theatre class, Northern Ballet, Leeds.

December 2013: Bawren Tavaziva, Tavaziva Dance class, Enterprise Building London.

November 2013: Physical theatre, two week project, The Riley Theatre, Rod Dixon, Leeds.

October 2013: Phoenix Repertoire, Phil Sanger, Leeds.

September 2013: Rep Contact work, Matt Slater, Retina Dance Company, Leeds.

July 2013: Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez workshops- physical floorwork and contact work, Iñaki Azpillaga, HJS summer intensive, Amsterdam.

July 2013: GAGA Movement Language workshops, Guy Shomroni and Yaniv Abraham, HJS Summer intensive, Amsterdam.

July 2013: Combining film and dance workshop week, Gary Clarke, Leeds.

May 2013:  Mad dogs dance theatre Rep, Tiia Ourila, Leeds.

January 2013: Akram Khan Dance Company Repertoire workshop, Kristina Alleyne, Leeds.

December 2012: Merce Cunningham dance company Repertoire, Daniel Squire, Leeds.

November 2012: Scottish Dance Theatre Repertoire, Matthew Robinson, Leeds.

September 2012: Flying Low workshop, Leila McMillan, Leeds.

June 2011: Springs Dance Company Repertoire, Corey Baker, Lee, London.

January 2011: Ad Deum Dance Company Repertoire, Randall Flinn, Texas, United States.

For Heather’s CV, don’t hesitate to contact her here.

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