Dominic Compton

After completing the foundation course at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Dominic is now currently training in London at Trinity Laban, and is currently in the second year of the BA course.  Since being at Laban Dominic has joined company class and workshops with a range of companies including Michael Clark, Candoco, Company Chameleon and New Adventures.

Dominic has performed work by  Matthew Bourne in ‘Lord of the Flies’ and Matthew Slater in ‘In Our Hands’. SHUT DOWN is Dominic’s first VDT production.

Jonny Aubrey-Bentley

Jonny is currently in his 3rd year of training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. During his training, he has worked with Jane McKernan, Rod Dixon, Humanhood, Anthony Middleton, Lila Dance, and Jamaal Burkmar. Prior to his training Jonny has performed in various work, such as ‘Kes’ by Jonathan Watkins, ‘That Night Follows Day’ by Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment) and he was also a company member of the Sheffield Peoples Theatre.

He has always had a huge passion for theatre and after graduating aspires to create his own work. He is a qualified yoga teacher and is interested in other somatic practices including; Wing Chun, Tai Chi, Aikido and Contact Improvisation. He also has a love for music and poetry/rapping and often performs at local spoken word evenings across Leeds.

SHUT DOWN is Jonny’s first production with VDT.

Anna Clasper

Anna is a dance artist, aerialist, teacher and deviser based in Brighton and London. Of South American descent, she has been raised and educated in Argentina, Brazil and the UK. She received her BA hons degree in Dance from the Facultade de danza contemporanea Angel Vianna in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 and also studied dance at Danza contemporanea de Cuba in La Habana and the Martha School, NYC. She has performed works by Noa Verteim, Sharon Friedman, Deborah Colker, Frederico Paredes and Ella Mesma. Her work incorporates Tango, Capoeira, Theatre, Jazz as well as circus arts. She currently appears in the off West-end production of Fantasia playing at The Vaults.

James Rye

James transitioned from gymnastics to street dance when he was 11 by joining StreetFunk, a Brighton based company. Over two years he worked to become part of their elite crew, ‘Unique’ which launched him into performances and competitions across Sussex for the next two years. James moved to Universal Dance due to a change of location and after audition, became a member of their performance crew, ‘Graffiti,’ as the first male dancer. Here James’ interest in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Modern dance began to widen. James pushed further into solo performance, whilst consolidating and refining his techniques. But drawn back to the community aspects of choreography and collaboration James auditioned for VDT in Summer 2017.

SHUT DOWN is James’ first production with VDT.

Photo credit: Bosie Vincent

 

Marcus Faulkner

Marcus is 15, lives in Brighton and is twin brother to Maia who performed in VIRGIN TERRITORY. He has been dancing for almost 3 years doing street dance. He has competed in many competitions from UK street dance championships to Street dance world championships in Las Vegas and Scotland. He and his crew (StereoShok) became European Street Dance champions and 3rd in the World Street Dance championships. He also has other achievements like attaining a Black belt in Karate and earning Player of the Season for rugby in 2016/17. He was in the advert for the airhogs new virtual reality game and was in a film called Wounded which won the Marbella and London Independent Film Festivals (Festival Prize).

SHUT DOWN is Marcus’ first VDT production.

Photo credit: Bosie Vincent

Jack Sergison

UK-based movement artist, facilitator, collaborator.

As a freelancer Jack has recently performed for Stephanie Schober, Sarah Shorten, Sally Marie, Jenny Hill and Bittersuite. and is continuing a research into improvisation as a co-founder of The Sparse Collective, taking improvisational performances to different communities throughout the UK, Europe and South America. 

Jack Sergison is a UK- based movement practitioner, graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School with a 1st class Bachelors, continuing further movement research at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AUT), Espacio Lem (ARG) and Dance Unity Space (THA).

SHUT DOWN is Jack’s first production working with Vincent Dance Theatre.

Photo credit: Bosie Vincent

Jake Evans

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

Millie Smith-Hashim

Millie is 14 and lives in Brighton. She is passionate about dance and in 2014 joined the Centre for Advanced Training dance programme at The Place, London. Millie currently attends classes in contemporary, ballet and creative dance and is also a member of the Ceyda Tanc Junior Dance Company. She enjoys performing at various dance shows and festivals and her other interests include art, design, sports and science. Virgin Territory was Millie’s first professional dance theatre show.

Elysia Natale

Elysia loves to dance, sing and act and has performed in dance festivals, panto’s, musical theatre and dance performances. She goes to Theatre Workshop in Brighton and is a pupil of Ms M Bordenave Dance Industry Studio. Elysia is currently taking classes in ballet, modern, tap and street dance. VIRGIN TERRITORY was Elysia’s first professional dance-theatre show.

Nathan De Silva

Nathan is 13 and lives in Lewes.  He has been dancing since the age of 5 mixing ballet, tap, modern and street and loving them all.  He also has a passion for acting and has played Dodger in Oliver, Peter in Peter Pan and was in a short film “Gull” where he had to choreograph his own dance routine.  If he’s not performing, he’s reading or playing with his dog Lyra.

Nathan performed with Vincent Dance Theatre in VIRGIN TERRITORY in London and Paris.