INTOTO Dance presents innovative and diverse programmes nationwide and has a proud tradition of commissioning work by established artists from contemporary dance and dance theatre, as well as supporting emerging choreographers, including INTOTO Dance graduates. This year’s fresh and exciting programme presents talented dance artists about to embark upon their careers.
They are enrolled on the Contemporary Dance professional pathway, which is designed for undergraduate LSC students wishing to pursue careers in contemporary dance. Intensive training develops technique and hones creative individuality in performance. It aims to cultivate intelligent dance artists equipped with the technical skills, creative intuition and the physical and emotional maturity to prepare them for careers as independent dance artists.
INTOTO Dance celebrates the success of its graduates, enjoying wide-ranging careers across the professional dance sector: from performing in contemporary dance, with Rambert Dance Company, Rambert2, Richard Alston Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Mathew Bourne’s New Adventures, Motionhouse, Mark Bruce Company, Michael Clark Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, Rosie Kay Dance Company, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Punchdrunk and Yorke Dance Project, to appearing in the West End, in opera and commercial theatre, film and television. Many graduates have successful portfolio careers as independent artists and choreographers in the UK and worldwide, sometimes as associate choreographers in the West End. They are also working in arts management, production and dance education. Others have established their own companies, such as, Olivier and The Critics’ Circle nominee, Clemmie Sveaas (Headspace, New Movement Collective), Yolande Yorke- Edgell (Yorke Dance Project), Heidi Rustgaard (H2 Dance) Lucy Ridley and Lauren Bridle (The People Pile) and Luke Brown (Luke Brown Dance). INTOTO Dance graduates exemplify the range, expertise and diversity of London Studio Centre’s training on the contemporary dance pathway.
London Studio Centre enjoys an international reputation for its outstanding professional theatre training in the performing arts. Students experience exceptional teaching in a vibrant atmosphere at London Studio Centre’s home in the award winning arts centre, artsdepot.
Every final year Student becomes a member of one of London Studio Centre’s four performing Companies – INTOTO Dance (Contemporary dance) The Jazz Dance Company (jazz theatre dance) Images Ballet Company (classical ballet) and Seedtime (music theatre).
Ben Duke, Artistic Director of award-winning Lost Dog is the Course Consultant for the Contemporary Dance professional option at London Studio Centre and INTOTO Dance.
“I am delighted to be the course consultant for INTOTO. I have created 3 pieces for the company and with each group I have been struck by their versatility and creative openness. I look forward to contributing to INTOTO in this role and in supporting Sue and her assistant Leesa in their brilliant direction of the company.” – Ben Duke
INTOTO Dance has attracted some of the foremost choreographers in the country who have created new works for the company; including Lea Anderson, Jose Agudo, Mark Baldwin, Kim Brandstrup, Luke Brown, Nuno Campos, Jorge Crecis, Sarah Dowling, Eleesha Drennan, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Darren Ellis, Martin Lawrance, Cameron McMillan, Kerry Nicholls, Gemma Nixon, Henri Oguike, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Wayne Parsons, Arthur Pita, John Ross, Yolande Snaith, Melanie Teall, Dam Van Huynh, Anna Williams, Ben Wright, and Yolande Yorke-Edgell.