Studying at Trinity Laban taught me to always challenge myself and be thoughtful in my practice. I was encouraged to go beyond the known and provided with the tools to keep renewing myself both as a performer and as a maker. I feel very lucky for this.Tara D'Arquian
Tara graduated with a BA Contemporary Dance in 2012 and completed the Specialist Diploma in Choreological Studies in 2015. Cited by The Independent as "One to watch" in 2016, her work has been presented at venues including Southbank Centre, The Place, Greenwich Dance and the Shunt Vaults. In 2013, Tara received a Compass Commission through The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership. For this she created In Situ, the first of a trilogy of site-sensitive works, the second, Quests, premiered at Greenwich Dance and the epilogue of Quests, Bad Faith, at the Laban Theatre. She has been shortlisted for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreographer Award and the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship 2016. Tara’s acting credits include Mametz with the National Theatre of Wales, The Seagull at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Punchdrunk’s Confidential Project and the feature film, War Machine. Tara is an Associate Artist at L’Escaut Architectures (Brussels).