Photography by Manu Valcarce
Feet off the Ground is a female-led contemporary dance collective making engaging and physical work rooted in contact work, connection and collaboration. The core collective is made up of 4 dance artists who work in a democratic, non-hierarchical way, sharing responsibilities equally. The collective have performed and taught both nationally and internationally.
Feet off the Ground specialises in contact improvisation and partnering for research, performance devising and teaching practice. Feet off the Ground are proud to present an ensemble solely managed and performed by women.
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The collective was founded in 2013 whilst studying together at London Contemporary Dance School.
LUCIA CHOCARRO is from Pamplona, north of Spain. Moving to the UK to pursue her training in dance, she graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in July 2013 with a First Class Honours. Lucia has worked on a variety of projects across the UK and internationally, and has performed with Punchdrunk, Gecko Theatre, Wayne Parsons Dance, Agudo Dance Company, Jamaal Burkmar Dance, Maxine Doyle, Aaron Sillis/ Sillis Movement, Sarah Dowling, Barnaby Booth, BitterSuite, Nua Dance, Nina Von Der Werth, Victoria Fox, Just Us Dance Theatre (Joseph Toonga) and worked as a Special Action Artist for Wonder Woman and Justice League with Warner Bros Productions. Lucia is also a certified Yoga Alliance Teacher and practitioner.
Performing internationally in Akram Khan's Jungle Book Reimagined, for more information click here
Covering Yoga classes. For coming up class information click here.
ROBYN HOLDER grew up in Makhanda, South Africa. Since graduating from London Contemporary Dance School in 2013, she has collaborated with varying artists and musicians and has performed both nationally and internationally. Robyn has performed with Glyndebourne Opera (Cendrillon and Rusalka), The Royal Opera House (Reimagined productions: The Nose and The Magic Flute), East London Music Group (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale), Lexi Zelda Stevens (Contents in Touch) and Grov Productions (Her Past in their Present Now). Robyn has dynamic teaching experience covering a spectrum of ages and styles including: creative movement, contemporary technique, ballet and contact improvisation.
Teaching at Chisenhale Dance Space leading all children's creative movement classes every Saturday &
teaching weekly at Marble Hill Dance Studio.
SOPHIE THORPE is from Nottingham, England. She graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in July 2013 and went on to join Verve, the postgraduate performance company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, where she graduated with Distinction. Sophie has worked with a variety of choreographers including Tom Dale, Sarah Dowling, Mike Ashcroft, Sarah Fahie and Grov Productions performing both nationally and internationally. She has also performed with The Royal Opera and Glyndebourne and was Movement Director on opera ‘Take Care’.
Sophie teaches a range of dance and movement classes.
Teaching regular weekly online and in person contemporary dance classes, for more information click here.
Photography by Jack Williams
PATRICIA ZAFRA is from Valencia, Spain. After training at the Maria Carbonell Dance School she moved to London to complete her degree at London Contemporary Dance School, where she graduated from in July 2013. Since completing her training, Patricia has performed on a number of varying projects and has worked with New Movements Collective, Just Us Dance Theatre, Rick Nodine, Theo Clinkard, Saju Hari Dance, deaf choreographer Chisato Minamimura and Nutkhut Company. Patricia has worked as a supporting artist on a number of TV and film productions including The Crown and Guerrilla. In 2018 she completed her Yoga Teacher training in Rishikesh, India. She is also a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA essential Oils specializing in Aroma Yoga where yogis are guided to use E.O aromatically, topically and on acupoints to support their bodies physically, emotionally and energetically.
Teaching regular weekly online and in person Yoga classes.
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Teaching weekly at Rainbow Montessori Nurseries & Marble Hill Dance Studio.
Hayley graduated from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in July 2011. Hayley has worked as a dancer for physical theatre, dance and opera companies, including Highly Sprung, Folk Dance Remixed, Garsington Opera, Opera North and the Royal Opera House. Choreographers and directors Hayley has worked with include; Anna Morrissey, Mark Murphy, Rosie Whitney-Fish, Taira Foo, Sarah Swire and Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster. Hayley is rehearsal director and performer for The Natashas Project, an international physical theatre charity. Its aim is to use dance to inform and equip the public about Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery. As a Movement director, Hayley has worked with Guildhall, Paines Plough Theatre, Stef O’Driscoll on various productions and CleanBreak, a women’s theatre company tackling the complex theme of women and crime, working in prisons and in the wider community. Hayley is also a qualified personal trainer and dance teacher.
Collaboration with other Artists is a pivotal part of the collective’s work. We strive to push the boundaries of our collaborations, working with an eclectic mix of Artists across a number of disciplines.
Alex Paton (multi-instrumentalist) Link to web
William South (musician & composer) Link to web
Panos Chountoulidis (Sound designer-composer) Link to web
Ashley Molloy-South (cajón)
Sabio Janiak (multi-instrumentalist) Link to web
Wayne Francis (saxophone) Link to web
Sashi & The Wildbeans (guitar, trumpet, jembe, saxophone)
Giorgio Bozart (guitar)
Rachel Musson (saxophone)
Wonkystuff (band) Link to web
Frealane (band) Link to web
Chris Bryan (guitar)
Aaron Knight (percussion)
Coque Gonzalez (electric guitar)
Rosie Whiting (costume designer) Link to web
Ryan Munroe (costume designer)
Neus Gil Cortés (dramaturg) Link to web
Sarah Dowling (Movement director)
Henry Curtis (videographer/photographer) Link to web
Barnaby Booth (lighting designer)
Ben Moon (lighting designer) Link to web
Rafa Carbonell/The Hidden Eye (photographer) Link to web
Addlion Photography (photographer)
Justinas Brikys (photographer)
Deborah Kanfer (photographic artist) Link to web
Alisa Boanta (videographer and cinematographer)
Eleanor Sikorski (videographer) Link to web
Daryl Percival (graphic designer) Link to web
Maria Chocarro (graphic designer) Link to web
Feet off the Ground are highly experienced in delivering informative and engaging workshops within the professional dance, education and community sector.
A synthesis of Contact Improvisation, Partner work and company repertoire our workshops are physical, challenging and dynamic.
We facilitate workshops from beginner to professional level and tailor the sessions to suit the specific needs and requirements of each group. From one-off workshops to more extensive programmes and intensives, our workshops give the opportunity to learn new skills and leave feeling inspired, energised and with an embodied confidence.
All Workshops are led by 2 Feet off the Ground members, ensuring that the work is demonstrated safely and accurately.
Feet off the Ground have led workshop and intensives for BalletBoyz, Rambert, London Contemporary Dance School, Laban, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, CAT Programmes, The Place, Tripspace and Chisenhale Dance Space.
For more information and fees, please contact Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The workshop was really fun, insightful and well prepared and I felt like they really understood the needs of the group. I also loved the combination of technique, repertoire and play”
Jessica Sandford, Professional dancer
BDN Artists Development Programme
“Such a joyous, liberating and confidence building experience. Would love to do it all over again”
Lisa Chamberlain, Faltonia community project participant
“Really warm, friendly, accessible, womanly afternoon where I could let go off my current persistent anxiety for a few hours and engage creatively around the concept of women’s empowerment.”
Jet Black, Faltonia community project participant
Choreographic Commission for University of Lincoln - Hold
Choreographic Commission for CAT The Place
Festival of Women’s Education, curtain raiser with James Allens’ Girls’ School & St Saviour’s and St Olave’s Girls’ School London
Faltonia – Women’s’ community group, Nottingham
York St John University, curtain raiser with Dance course students York Bilborough College, curtain raiser with Dance course students Nottingham
Choreographic Commission for CAT Dance4 Nottingham
Shortlisted for Choreographic Search by Balletboyz
Selected to participate in a professional development choreographic workshop led by Joe Moran, The Place
Commissioned piece with Lesoco College Youth Dance
Company ‘In Transit’ performed a Lesoco College theatre
Guest speakers at BA3 Careers Jam London Contemporary Dance School London
Commissioned piece with Let’s Shine Mentorship young dancers ‘Two People Dancing’ performed at NewVic Sixth form College
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