Announcing The Fi.ELD 2014 – new cohort!

East London Dance is pleased to introduce the new collective of emerging professionals on the path to becoming the future innovators in dance. Following a rigorous selection process this collective of 12 individuals aged 16 to 25 years will be embarking on a successful professional development programme, The FI.ELD.

East London Dance has selected the Year Two participants for The Fi.ELD, who start their programme with a residential at Pavilion Dance South West in Bournemouth in January 2014.

Artistic Programmer ian Abbott says: ‘Pavilion Dance South West are pleased to be hosting the Fi.ELD’s residential weekend in January 2014. We are passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs and we cannot think of a better way to start the programme by demonstrating the value of partnership and placing the wider dance sector into contex. It will be a great opportunity to learn and an added bonus is that it is by the sea -side.’

Under the leadership of Kate Scanlan (Scanner’s Inc, freelance producer and one of the founders of Breakin’ Convention) and ELD producer Emma Kerr, the collective will learn from some of the industry leaders to develop the skills they need to make their ideas happen. The programme aims to shape future innovators in dance through in depth learning, hand on experience, networking, Fi.ELD trips, master classes and intensives, and tailored as far as possible to the needs, aspirations and circumstances of the individuals in this year. The group will work together to produce events and activities. At the end they will pitch for investment to produce their own events or projects. So watch this space and see what these future innovators have to offer!

We are pleased to announce the following as the The Fi.ELD 2014 cohort….

Nicole Ramdeen: An event & project artist, young entrepreneur and hip hop contemporary dancer. She is a proactive and passionate individual who is set out to make the dance and arts industry more accessible for our younger generations.

Brian Gillespie: Choreographer and founder of B-Hybrid Dance.
Expand knowledge, push beyond comforts; desire to share, support, and succeed with like-minded artists.

Alfred Taylor-Gaunt: original thinker, pashmina-wearer, Poirot enthusiast and storyteller through dance. Aspires to create a successful narrative dance company.

Amy Swalwel: Artistic Director of FrogHouse Dance Company. With passion for choreographing, loves starting with a blank canvas, creating a piece of work to inspire, thrill and engage people through the medium of dance.

Rachel Nash: Recent Dance Studies graduate and previous intern for Dance Umbrella, Move It & Perform, and Dance: Make Your Move. Rachel is determined to work hard to develop the future of dance and inspire others.

Latoya Smith: A current student at Middlesex University. Dance is what makes me, and so I strive to make an impact in its industry progressing to become that all round, versatile performer.

Shelby Osborne: Dancer/Aspiring Choreographer/Model/Actress From East London. Confident, Friendly and Fun Loving 😀

Anna-Lise Marie Hearn: Dancer, Choreographer and all-round Creative Artist. Wants to inspire and change lives through art.

Barbara Gooding-Philogene: An aspiring producer of the creative arts.
Born to Move: Happiest when developing and self-expressing through dance and music. Wants to help others of all ages get involved and discover the magic of the art of dance and movement.

Samantha Johnson: University of East London Student. Dancer, Movie Fanatic, Shopaholic and loves to Wanderlust. I hope to motivate change through dance and performance.

Loi Xuan Ly: Young artist living in the honeycombs of London. I make films, dance professionally, and am a student of Design, all of which unifies my creative outlook.

Hannah Anderson-Ricketts: Dancing with creativity, soul and love and inspiring others through performance, choreography and teaching.