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About

Artistic Collaborators

Artistic Collaborators

Antonia Grove

Antonia Grove is a performer, choreographer, teacher and the artistic director of Probe. She has performed with many of the leading contemporary dance companies in Britain and has produced four full length pieces for Probe. Antonia trained at the Rambert School and went straight on to join Rambert Dance Company. She has danced for Walker Dance Park Music, The National Theatre, Random Dance, Bonachela Dance Company, The Cholmondeleys, Charles Linehan, New Art Club, Fabulous Beast and Matthias Sperling. Antonia has twice been nominated for the Critics Circle National Dance Awards and a Time Out Live Award. www.probeproject.com 



Artistic Collaborators

Ben Duke

Ben Duke is co-founder of Lost Dog, whose most recent work, It Needs Horses, was the 2011 Place Prize final winner. Ben has also created work for Scottish Dance Theatre, The National Theatre of Scotland, the Gate Theatre London and for Dance Umbrella 2011. Ben is currently working with Handspring Puppet Company on Crow which will be part of the Greenwich and Docklands Festival. As a performer he has worked with Hofesh Shechter Company, Probe, The Gate Theatre, The National Theatre of Scotland and Punchdrunk. www.lostdogdance.co.uk 



Artistic Collaborators

Bettina Strickler

Bettina Strickler studied dance and choreography at Laban. After graduating, the Swiss born artist co-founded award-winning dance theatre company Protein Dance, with which she toured throughout the UK and Europe as a performer, choreographer and workshop leader. Bettina was joint Choreographer in Residence at The Place from 2000-2002, and was a semi-finalist of the Place Prize 2008. A freelance choreographer since 2005, she has created choreographies with From Here To Maturity Dance Co and Blue Eyed Soul, with MA and Undergraduate Dance and Performance students, and with community groups across the country. Bettina was artistic director of the National Youth Dance Festival 2006, 2007 and 2010.



Artistic Collaborators

Yael Flexer

Yael originally formed Bedlam Dance Company as Choreographer in Residence at The Place Theatre, London. To date she has created 10 full-length touring productions for the company alongside commissions of live and/or interactive works for, amongst others: Sadler's Wells, Woking Dance Festival, The South Bank Centre, artsdepot, The Circus Space (London), The Engine Room (Somerset), and Dies de Dansa, (Spain). Commissions as an independent artist include: E-Werk Tanz Festival (Germany), The Barbican, Ludus Dance Company, Gravity & Levity, Scottish Dance Theatre, Laban Centre, Mapdance, Loop, Lila and Cascade Dance Companies. Yael regularly leads choreographic labs, master classes, workshops and professional training in the UK and internationally. She won the Jerwood Choreography Award in 1997 and has been awarded a bursary from The University of Chichester towards a practice-based MPhil/PhD which she is due to complete in March 2013. Yael also directs rnapdance, the University's postgraduate touring company. http://www.flexerandsandiland.com



Artistic Collaborators

James Finnemore

After graduating James joined Carte Blanche, the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance. He has since worked with Hofesh Shechter Company on Uprising/In Your Rooms and Political Mother, and more recently Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable.
James's own choreographic work has been performed internationally and at various UK venues, and recently The Guardian deemed him as ''a choreographer to watch'' after the success of his most recent work OH|GLORY.