Originally from the Wirral, Jake completed both his BPA and MA degrees at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and continues to be based in Leeds. Whilst training he worked with Dam van Huyn, Rod Dixon, Anton Lachky, Athina Vahla and Efrosini Protopapa and toured internationally with the post-graduate company VERVE (2016), achieving Distinction for his MA final project on Gothic transformations (‘I was born but’). Following graduation he has worked with Hawk Dance Theatre and Joseph Reay-Reid and recently started performing in queer/live art and LGBT+ venue contexts as a drag artist.
SHUT DOWN is Jake’s first VDT production.
Photo credit: Bosie Vincent