Born in Cairns, Australia, Tia enjoyed an abundant and diverse training of ballet, contemporary, jazz, commercial, tap and acrobatics. She later graduated with a Bachelor of Dance from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she also attained the Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award. Now a London-based freelancer, she works closely with Alexander Whitley Dance Company; first joining for the creation and Sadler’s Wells premiere of 8 Minutes, followed by the creation and Royal Opera House premiere of Noumena. She continues to tour these works nationally and internationally, as well asBetween Two Fires, Strange Strangerand an innovative collaboration with Gandini Juggling called Spring.Tia has also worked on projects with James Cousins Company, Richard Chappell, Sisters Grimm and BalletWorks among others.
Born in Wiltshire, Robert is based in London. He started dancing at Swindon Dance (Centre for AdvancedTraining) before going on to study his BA Degree at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Robert has performed and toured internationally with companies and choreographers including National Dance Company of Wales, Luca Silvestrini (Protein Dance), Merce Cunningham, Mark Baldwin, Christopher Bruce and Saju Hari Dance. Within a gallery context he has performed in Pablo Bronstein’sHistorical Dances in an Antique Settingat the Tate Britain and more recently in Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watchat the Tate Modern. Robert continues to work and collaborate with Emanuel Gat Dance and Alexander Whitley Dance Company.
Originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, Hannah Ekholm began her training at the National Swedish Ballet School and The Royal Swedish Ballet School before moving to England to continue her training at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.
As a freelance dancer Hannah has worked in both theatre spaces as well as commercial spaces. She has had the opportunity to work with artists and brands such as Gareth Pugh, Benjamin Milan, Chrysalis London, Kianí Del Valle, Pablo Bronstein, Alexander Whitley, BBC, CR Fashion Book, Nowness, YEARS & YEARS, Joy Crookes, James Wilton and others, getting to tour all around the UK and internationally.
Hannah has also choreographed adverts and music videos, taught in different institutions, as well as traveling around Europe battling and judging in the vogue scene.
Stephen is a dancer born and raised in London, UK. After training at the BRIT School and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, he went on to work at English National Ballet, Peter Schaufuss Balletten and Rambert amongst others. He has worked with many choreographers such as Andonis Foniadakis, Didy Veldman, Mark Baldwin, Patricia Okenwa, Christopher Bruce, Dane Hurst, Julie Cunningham, Ben Duke, Nanine Linning and performed works by Itizik Galili, Derek Deane, Merce Cunningham and others. Stephen also previously danced in Alexander Whitley's Frames. In 2017 he was named Dancing Times 'Dancer of the Month'.
Stephen also has an interest in choreography and has created work for Issey Miyake, U2, Resolution Festival and is apart of P/IN THE BUCKET collective.
Jack is a London-based dancer, photographer, choreographer and film maker. After training at Rambert School, Jack went onto dance for Phoenix Dance Theatre performing choreography by Itzik Galli,Caroline Finn and Sharon Watson among others.
He was also a featured dancer in ENO’s opera The Indian Queen (2015) choreographed by New York-based Christopher Williams. Jack was also an original dancer in Mark Baldwins’ Inala (2014 – 2015), featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo,which he performed nationally andinternationally,and for the Royal Family at the 2014 Royal Variety Performance. He has dancedin Without End and Seedling by choreographer Anthony Middleton and has worked on numerous occasions with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, for the revival of Strange Blooms in 2015 and Bayadère – The Ninth Life(2017). Jack is excited to have joinedAWDC in Autumn 2018.
Yu-Hsien was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and has been based in London for three years. As a freelance dancer, she has worked with various artists and choreographers including Russell Maliphant, Marina Mascarell, Morgann Runacre-Temple, andMing-Lung Yang.
Wu’s self-choreographed solo Dirty Paw was selected and performed at UK Young Artists-City Takeover 2019 and Resolution 2018. Previous worksincludeChildhood and Cross, which won awards from the Chin-Lin Foundation Dance Alliance and 2011 Next Choreography Project. Wu is currently working with Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley Dance Company.