Staff Biographies

The Trinity Laban Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme is taught by a group of highly experienced professional dance teachers and artists. Staff biographies can be found below.

Will Aitchison

Will trained at London Contemporary Dance School where he gained BA Hons in contemporary dance. In 2004 he joined Transitions Dance Company at Trinity Laban, a programme that brings together the world’s most exciting choreographers & exceptional young dancers touring the UK, Japan & Singapore. After Transitions Will performed in Matthew Bourne’s 'Swan Lake' completing two International Tours, a UK tour and Sadler's Wells season. Will has taught at graduate and undergraduate level as well as many youth and community projects and more recently at Arts Educational Schools London. He is currently the lead teacher for the Centre for Advanced Training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and has just completed the Dance UK Dance Teaching Mentoring Programme 2013-2014 where he was mentored by Kerry Nicholls and London Contemporary Dance School. Will still performs & choreographs professionally, recently co-founding his own company Anecdotal Evidence.

Katherine Hollinson

Katherine Hollinson trained at Central School of Ballet (CSB), London and graduated in 2006, following a year touring the UK as part of Ballet Central. Since graduating she has performed both nationally and internationally and has worked with choreographers including Simone Forti and Lance Gries. Katherine has choreographed for several projects including the Philip Lawrence Awards and has toured her own work to festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe. Katherine studied Kathak Dance with Balbir Singh for 3 years and has delivered South Asian dance, Ballet, Contemporary and creative movement extensively across England. After receiving the 2009 Eric Simm Award, Katherine spent two months training and performing in New York at venues including the Baryshnikov Arts Centre. Katherine was a member of the Northwest Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) faculty before relocating to London in Autumn 2011 when she became part of the LABAN CAT.

Lucy Evans

Lucy Evans trained at London Contemporary Dance School and Laban as part of Transitions Dance Company 2007 gaining an MA in Dance Performance.  Whilst in Transitions Lucy toured work in the UK and Europe by Henri Okguike, Jenni Kivela, Pablo Ventura, Aszure Barton and Cristian Duarte. Her career as a freelance dance artist has included performing with H2dance, La Fura del Baus, Cie. Willi Dorner, e.dance, Aletta Collins, DeDa and the Olympics Closing Ceremony under the direction of Kym Gavin.  She has taught for TrinityLaban, The Royal Ballet School, Urdang, Arts Educational Schools London, London Children’s Ballet, The Academy for Theatre Arts and Darren Ellis Dance.  She received the Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship in 2008 to deliver dance workshops to under privileged children and young people in La Paz, Bolivia. In September 2014 she was awarded a place on Dance UK’s Teacher Mentoring Program. Lucy co-founded her own dance theatre company ‘Anecdotal Evidence’ with William Aitchison in 2013 making work that uses text and movement.  Other choreographic commissions for young people include creating ‘Fair-e-Tale’, a professional work for e.dance that toured schools in the North of England, as well as receiving commissions to create work for young people from U Dance, PrimarySteps and the Unicorn Theatre. 

Niamh Morrin

Niamh has successfully completed a BSc in Sports Science and Health and an MSc in Dance Science. Since graduating in 2006, she has worked extensively with dancers. Work includes, lecturing on the BA undergraduate Dance Science module at the University of Wolverhampton, teaching dancers health and injury prevention workshops with Akademi, Centre for Advanced Training (The Place and Trinity Laban), Springs Dance Company apprenticeship scheme and D and B School of Performing Arts.

Niamh's research interests include; optimal warm-up for dancers and the biomechanical effects of fatigue in dance. She has presented her research internationally at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. Her current position as Healthier Dancer Programme Manager at Dance UK ensures that she keeps up to date with current thinking and research within the field.

Niamh is passionate about young dancer's health - providing young training dancers with sound injury prevention and performance enhancement training and advice means that they enter the professional dancing world with an understanding of their own bodies and a tool kit to keep dancing longer and stronger. 

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