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Photography by Andrew Worsfold and Trevor Staff

 

Lily Norton

Before attending the University of Chichester, Lily trained in a variety of contemporary and classical styles. As a dancer she is interested in the physical expression of the individual and is keen to develop her choreographic style whilst exploring notions of accessibility in dance. Working with Stopgap Dance Company and dancing as part of their youth performance company, Troop, she gained a unique insight into the world of contemporary dance and hopes to develop a portfolio career using all of the experience she's gained. 

 

chelsea astell

Chelsea started training in many styles of dance from jazz and ballet to tap, hip hop and commercial at Academy of Dance in Chesterfield at the age of 6. She took a risk and traveled south of the country to start training in contemporary dance at University of Chichester which was a style that is new to her. Chelsea also competed with the UCSU Dance society last year, performing in advanced jazz, Hip-Hop and Lyrical Contemporary. Her love for contemporary and hip hop/commercial dance has given her the drive and hope to perform around world in those particular styles and to possibly choreograph her own work in the near future

 

It was during primary school where Sam first started training in contemporary and hip hop dance. From this, he decided to further his extra-curricular training throughout secondary school and attended classes at Monsoon school of dance, where he studied: disco, freestyle, contemporary and ballet. Before progressing onto studying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) at South Downs College. Within Sam’s training, he hopes to build on his pre existing dance knowledge and further his skills while at Chichester in order to become a dance artist and performer with his own dance company, inspiring the next generation of dancers.

sam strange

 

Tara has experienced training in a variety of contemporary techniques, some of which she was exposed to whilst studying on exchange, in Toronto, during her second year. She is enticed by the freedom contemporary dance provides and how it can be explored through choreography. Tara plans to pursue a portfolio career as a choreographer, performer and teacher, and hopes one day to establish and direct her own company.

tara simmonds

 

Ellie Martin started contemporary dance at the age of 13, joining Jigsaw youth dance company in Salisbury. After studying performing arts and dance at Brokenhurst college, followed by taking a year to travel Ellie decided to continue her training and further her knowledge of contemporary dance the University of Chichester. Ellie jumped at the chance to take her second year of studies on exchange at York university in Toronto Canada. In the future Ellie hopes to continue dancing, creating and traveling the world.

ellie martin

 

Kathryn went to two dance schools in Berkshire from age 6 studying Tap, Ballet and Modern. She studied at Monica Larose since age 6 and Elizabeth Fenton when she joined secondary school. She studied Dance GCSE whilst at secondary school and Dance A-Level at The Henley College. Where she learnt how much dance as a subject area has to offer and decided to pursue a degree in dance. Henley college recommended Chichester very highly and Kathryn was lucky enough to have seen the work of 3Fall when on open day trips to view the University. She was inspired by the Company and the chance of being in a touring company in her 3rd year pushed her to apply. She is proud to be a part of 3Fall and hopes as a company, we can inspire people looking for universities to consider training here and have the same experiences and training students are lucky enough to have.

kathryn stevens

myles swan

Myles started dancing at the age of 5 years old, studying modern line dancing. Which he continued to study for 13 years. He started contemporary training started at Trinity School Newbury where he was part of companies such as Fuzzy Logic and West Berkshire Youth Dance Company as well as WISE Dance Company. He has also worked with Shane Filan in his music video “Knee deep in my heart”.

Tyler has been dancing since an early age and began in Ballroom and Latin partner dance. After some time he continued onto Street Dance and Hip-Hop for 10 years in which he has danced competitively, placing in many national and international titles. He started to pursue dance as a career path from his last year in A Levels studying at the Brakenhale Academy in Bracknell. Tyler took a gap year before studying at the University of Chichester where he spent his time in work experiences with established choreographers and training independently to further prepare him for future prospects. He became a senior member of a youth dance company BCDCY (Berkshire County Dance Company Youth) that he had been an active member of for 4 years. Tyler has a passionate focus on choreographic studies and has been hired independently to create works with young people in which he hopes to become a frequent prospect for his career.

tyler jones - holbon

 
 
 

Lara began her dance training at a young age, focusing on ballet and modern dance. She was introduced to contemporary dance at GCSE level, before performing with Thirtxxn Dance Company, at Herne Bay High School Sixthform. Lara has also partaken in many summer intensives with Kent Youth Dance Company. Last year Lara competed with UCSU dance society in every style the society entered, performing in advanced ballet, jazz ,hip-hop and contemporary. She has an interest in the teaching and performance of dance, and wishes to expand her experience in these fields over the course of the year.

lara hogbin

 

Ellie began ballet at the age of 3. Continuing on to join tap, jazz and modern. At the age of 13 she was able to extend her ballet training with classes at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, as well as taking dance at GCSE and A level. Ellie was selected to work with a professional dancer from the Richard Alston company in preparation for performing at the opening of Alston's show in Crawley. A trip to New York gave Ellie her greatest opportunities as she was fortunate enough to take part in a contemporary work shop at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and another in Jazz with the leading lady of Chicago on broadway. Ellie hopes to continue to grow and become a stronger more versatile dancer. With the hopes of becoming a dance teacher

ellie

palmer

 

Erin started dancing at Avery young age at Laton Ash Dance Centre in Hastings, studying a wide variety of styles. As well as practicing gymnastics since the age of 4. She was then lucky enough to become part of the contemporary course on the CAT scheme at Trinity Laban for two years alongside her A levels. Erin thoroughly enjoyed studying Dance A-level at Ark Sixthform in East Sussex. During her time at Chichester University Erin has found much more confidence through dance and has really been able to build upon the foundations of contemporary dance she previously had from her training. She particularly finds her gymnastic background gives her a real push in strength within her technique. Erin hopes to one day join a professional company. 

erin  burt

kate bonar

Kate started training in a variety of styles of dance at Rollo academy of performing arts. She was lucky enough to dance with the English youth ballet twice as well as also being an associate at SLP College. Therefore undertaking many masterclasses with professional performers.
Kate also has lots of experience performing, on cruise ships, outdoor venues, stages, and large theatres. 
She was Introduced to contemporary dance at a level therefore started taking workshops wherever possible, including Netherlands Dans Theatre and members of the Hofesh Schecter company.
For the last two years Kate has spent her summers in New York at a summer camp teaching dance to a wide variety of children.
She hopes to work with disabled children in the future within the dance sector and eventually be a qualified Dance movement psychotherapist.

 

Beth was introduced to contemporary dance during her 5 years on the CAT scheme at The Place which she thoroughly enjoyed. During these years she was able to learn and solidify the fundamentals of contemporary technique and creativity as well as
Beth first started dancing at the age of four at Wendy Cameron Academy of dance primarily with a focus on Ballet. She trained at The Wendy Cameron Academy of Dance until its closure, upon which she continued her training at ESSPA. She participated in London junior ballet and national youth ballet. Beth has also competed heavily in festivals and competitions across the country from a young age, in a wide variety of styles.
working  with many professional choreographers. 
In her second
year
a university Beth taught ballet and contemporary for the UCSU Dance society, as well as choreographing for and competing in both of these styles.
 

bethanymitchell

 
 

natasha margerison

At age 16 Natasha began training at The Brit School where she studied various styles of dance. Throughout her time there she was exposed to many different styles, choreographers and semi- professional work inside as well as outside of the college where her love for contemporary dance grew. Natasha completed an exchange in Lisboa, Portugal in her second year, which gave her the tools she felt necessary to further her technical understanding and choreographic style. She hopes to one day be part of a professional contemporary company.