Nicola London

Training

2014-2015 MA Movement: Directing and Teaching, The Royal Central School Speech and Drama

2009-2011 BA (Hons) Theatre Dance, London Studio Centre

2006-2008 Italian Conti Associates School, Musical Theatre, Drama and Tap courses

Movement Experience (Whilst on the course)

Teaching Laban and character analyse to MA animation students at Central St Martin’s - Running workshops which enable students to embody and analyse their animations, supporting the storyboard process through one and one sessions in which students acted out their animations

Teaching second year BA (Hons) Acting –Collaborative and Devised Theatre students at Central – Preparing students with Helen Heaslip. exploring body language and etiquette of Restoration including minuet, ballet and fan language for the play The Country Wife

Teaching movement sessions to MA Advanced Theatre Practice at Central - Teaching strength, agility and coordination through a combination of contemporary dance and choreography

Teaching assistant to children’s creative ballet classes at Stratford Circus Space - supporting the running of the classes and exercises

Skills

Over 20 years of experience in Ballet

11 years experience in Contemporary dance (contemporary ballet, Cunningham, Limon, Graham, contact improvisation and release technique)

10 years experience in Lyrical Jazz

6 years experience in Musical Theatre

Professional Experience

Collaborations

2014 Empty Heart, 'Picture 28 films', Director Benjamin Bate

Choreographer

2013 Death watch by Jean Genet, Drama Centre, Director Sinziana Koenig

Movement Director

2012-2013 Lord of the Flies, Scotland and UK tour, Sell a door Theatre Company, Director David Hutchinson

Choreographer and Movement Director

2011 ID Central St Martins Collaboration with Director Sinziana Koenig (dance and film instillation)

Choreographer

2011 Pulse, a dance piece which was part of a showcase of new works by a selection of chorographers at Bernie Grant Arts Centre

2011 Frames, Central St Martins Collaboration with designer Amelia Prazak

2010 The Rock, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Part of Doctor Dance Event, Peter Lovatt

Nicola is currently devising and collaborating on small projects with photographer and documentary film maker Alex Fines, Director Lauran Midwinter and Musician Mat Fowler

Performer

2013 Hoax, Manchester Exchange, Breaking Cycles Theatre Company, Director Benji Reid

2013 Tina and The Green Dress, The Round House Tunnel’s Camden London, Twisted Hip Productions, Director Eleni Kyriacou

Biography

Nicola started dancing at the age of 5 and has not stopped since. She began her dancing at JLD school of dance in Basingstoke where she trained in ballet and jazz. She then attended Italian Conti associates at 16 where she started training in Musical Theatre and Drama.  Aged 17 Nicola began taking photographs of the world around her, this was her first encounter with the body and form with which she had an immediate fascination.

At 18 Nicola moved to London to carry on her training at London Studio Centre where she studied various forms of contemporary (Cunning, Graham, Limon, Contact Improvisation, Release Technique) and Jazz ( lyrical, commercial) choreography and musical theatre. She graduated in 2011 with a BA in Theatre Dance and the Elizabeth West award for Choreography and Contemporary Dance. During her studies at London Studio Centre she collaborated with design students from Central St Martins and directors from Drama Centre. It was these small collaborations which ignited her creative spirt and since then Nicola has been exploring movement in personal projects for both theatre, film and photography. As well as collaborating with other practitioners and theatre company’s. Nicola is also an artist community member at Chisenhale dance space where she helps with community and creative events. Nicola continually attends workshops and has completed short courses in Toy camera photography and curating.

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