Future Innovators on a journey into The Fi.ELD

East London Dance is pleased to introduce a collective of emerging professionals on the path to becoming the future innovators in dance. Following a rigorous selection process this collective of 18 individuals aged 16 to 25 years will be embarking on a brand new professional development programme, The FI.ELD, with East London Dance.

Under the leadership of Kate Scanlan (Scannerís Inc, freelance producer and one of the founders of Breakiní Convention) the collective will learn from some of the industry leaders to develop the skills they need to make their ideas happen. The group will work together to help design and influence the programme, and 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!

Read an interview with the The FI.ELD Facilitator on Londondance

The FI.ELD is:

Cherilyn Albert,16, Tap and abstract hip-hop dancer and aspiring choreographer. One of The Fi.ELD Ambassadors with a passion for learning and growing.

Kiel ĎKjí Clarke-Davis, 23, Student dance artist, choreographer & teacher in second year at Middlesex University. Passionate about moving, learning, sharing, & using his art to make a real & lasting difference!

Kloe Dean, 23, Performing Artist, Choreographer and Director of Myself UK Dance. Bursting with a big passion to inspire, share and evolve through the arts.

Jordan Franklin, 17, Been dancing for 6 years and now studying it in college. Looking to try something new and meet new people.

Joshua Franklin, 21, Creator/Choreographer of New Movementz, Dancer for Unity UK, believe dance is freedom and love to create for himself and others. One of The FI.ELD Ambassadors who helped develop the programme.

Charlie George, 25, Runs her own experimental dance company Dark Island Dance. She strives to produce incredible work with other artists that is audacious and celebrates human complexity.

Chloe Jones, 19, A performer, choreographer and a student, in her second year at Middlesex University. She has a passion for inspiring people who also have a dream within the arts!

Symone Keisha, 20, A Kingston University student who embraces all aspects of dance including performance, choreography & theoretically. Contemporary dance is her main style and she aims to push Contemporary dance within East London.

Niquelle LaTouche, 19, Proud East Londoner! Fine Art & English literature university student, pushing for a new wave of positivity in East London through movement.

Diamond-Rose Macharia, 24, Creative Writer & Director passionate about bringing back the fundamentals of storytelling, fusing mediums such as writing, poetry, film-making and dance. Looking to make an impact, grow in the various facets of her talent and learn from the best!

Jaye Marshall, 23, An ambitious artist who followed her dreams to London & has never looked back. Determined & motivated by her craft, she is training her mind & her muscles to reach those dreams & make new ones: a pattern she shall repeat.

Robia Milliner Brown, 20, Ambitious and creative dancer and choreographer. Aiming to build on her duo collective A&R Dance Company.

Baanji Muteto, 19, Young artist and choreographer now living in London. Easily excitable and head strong on delivering exciting and creative art to London.

Karim Perrineau, 26, Dancer/Artist. Very passionate about his craft, intend to inspire and leave behind a legacy.

Rosie Riley, 21, Dancer, thinker, mover, shaker. Rather be upside down and making it possible.

Joanna Shaw, 19, Director of One Youth Dance. Loves London, dance and helping young people.

Caldy Walton, 20, A second year dance student at London Studio Centre, looking to learn and create as she develops into a professional dance artist.

Amy Welch, 21, Dance student from Kingston University. Energetic, inspired and motivated for creative exploration within dance and reaching her full potential in what she can achieve.

The FI.ELD is an East London Dance initiative funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

Photo: Emma Kerr

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