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Artistic Director and Dance Artist
Emma is Neoteric Dance Company’s Artistic Director and Dance Artist. Emma graduated from Coventry University with a BA Hons in Dance and Professional Practise in 2009, seeing her then complete her Masters training to become a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (MA, RDMP, ADMP UK) in 2014. Emma is a qualified Body Map Practitioner, seeing her offer workshops and well-being sessions to children, adolescents and adults.
Emma is drawn to creating mixed-media dance works, with a strong focus on Artist collaboration as she is interested in how dance and other art disciplines can come together to create work that not only sees artists stay within their own art modalities, but sees them embraces and incorporate other Artist's ways of working.
Emma is Assistant Artistic Director and a Dance Artist in Reside Dance C.I.C, whose work has a focus on Social Choreography and Somatic Dance Practices to create work that is both process and performance based.
Emma hopes that through dance, individuals are able to connect to not only themselves, but to those around them and that they can find a way to express their thoughts, emotions and experiences, as well as finding space to dance and moving for the pure joy if it.
Photograph by Paul Groom Photography ltd
Assistant to Artistic Director and Dance Artist
Charlotte studied for a Dance BA Hons at Bath Spa University and went on to do a Primary PGCE in order to teach in the education sector.
Charlotte started dancing at the age of ten years old, and has been dancing ever since. At the age of 12 Charlotte under went spinal surgery and was told she would need to stop dancing. Through determination and hard work Charlotte defied what the doctors said and today is the Principle of NSTdance School.
Charlotte feels it is important to listen to your own body, learn resilience and to never stop trying. Therefore it is no surprise that she encourages this in her dance classes for children and young adults.
After gaining experience in mainstream education, Charlotte chose to use her skills to provide after school clubs, charity fundraisers and community classes, in which confidence, creativity, enthusiasm and resilience are all nurtured and encouraged in the younger generation.
Charlotte is interested in the somatic experiences and in-body reactions to experiences and different scenarios, bringing awareness to ourselves and our inner selves’ as well as screendance and different mediums of dance to make it accessible to all.
Darcy is a dancer who specialises primarily in contemporary dance. She choreographs and teaches Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary classes for The Dance Academy in Yeovil.
After studying dance throughout school and college Darcy went on to study a BA Hons Degree in dance at the Institute of Arts Barcelona. Her most memorable performance during this experience was performing live on Tv for Sitges Carnival in 2016.
Darcy has been part of a contemporary youth company called Somerset Youth Dance Company (SYDC) from age 14-20. Through this company Darcy performed nationally and had the opportunity to work with various companies such as, Lost Dog, Motionhouse, Jasmin Vardimon, James Wilton and Joan Clauville.
Darcy then performed with SYDC in curtain raiser performances for Motionhouse’s ‘Broken’ at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil and James Wilton’s ‘Leviathan’ at The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre.
Her most recent performance was with a local amateur theatric society in Castle Cary, (CATS), playing Carmen and the lead dancer in Sweet Charity.
Darcy’s passion for dance is fuelled by the freedom it brings. She loves how it is a universal language that allows you to communicate with anyone from all over the world.
Lucy has recently graduated from the University of South Wale, completing a Ba Hons in Dance. Here she had the opportunity to engage and work with many welsh-based dance artists as well as performing in a number of full length dance works.
Lucy has training in ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz, which has seen her perform from a young age.
Lucy has a keen interest in 'Safe Practise' for dance artists, recognising every dancer and their body is different, and aims to use dance as a form of self expression and well-being.
Emma is a dancer from Bridgend, seeing in 2017 her graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a Ba hons in Dance.
Since graduating Emma opened up and is Principle of her own dance school, teaching both children and adults. Emma teaches a range of dance style- from Hip Hop to Ballroom and Latin.
Emma is a competitive dancer and has travelled all over the UK and abroad winning titles such as 'European Champion' and entering into world championships.
Spoken Word Artist and Poet
I'm 1990s Chris a working class poet, writer, performer and workshop facilitator based in Bristol.
Primarily I write for film and performance as a conscious effort to make my writing more accessible to those who find traditional forms of literature alienating or unappealing.
My debut film, 'Earl Grey', was selected for Channel 4’s Random Acts Project funded by the Arts Council, and premiered at Borderlines film festival.
My second, 'Touch Me, Don't Touch Me', was selected for Aesthetica Film Festival, and Won the Art With Impact Award October 2018.
Cinematographer and Editor
Elle is an editor at Rural Media working on short films for Channel 4 and BBC as well as charity and corporate productions.
She spends the other half of her week lecturing on the Short Film Making BA (Hons) degree at HCA for modules on screenwriting and film production.
Outside of the office Elle has worked on several shorts and feature films as editor and camera op.
Her screenwriting debut feature film toured the festival circuit and was nominated at the Long Beach Indie Film Festival for best feature film, as well as winning awards at LACinefest and MFF.