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Dance alumnus secures work with NDCWales

Mon 11 June 2018

Following an apprenticeship with National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales), Marine Tournet will join the company to perform at international festival DanceFirst.

Recent dance graduate Marine Tournet joined NDCWales as an Apprentice Dancer in summer 2017 after completing her undergraduate training in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban (2014-17) and interning with Emanuel Gat Dance Company and Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.

This July Marine will join NDCWales in Germany to perform award-winning choreographer Marcos Morau’s Tundra at DanceFirst, a festival that celebrates openness and artistic exchange.

The young dancer was part of the work’s creation in 2017 and has been performing Tundra – named as the Best Dance Event of 2017 by Wales Arts Review – throughout the UK and in Austria and Germany as part of the company’s Terra Firma spring tour 2018.

Over the past year as an Apprentice Dancer with NDCWales Marine has performed Folk (Caroline Finn) and Profundis (Roy Assaf) across the UK including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, Parade (Caroline Finn & Marc Rees) on the Donald Gordon Stage at the Wales Millennium Centre, and toured Wales performing Omertà (Matteo Marfoglia) for 2017 autumn tour Roots. She also understudied roles inThe Green House (Caroline Finn), They seek to find the happiness they seem  (Lee Johnston), and Atalaÿ (Mario Bermudez Gil).

Founded in 1983 as Diversions, NDCWales took up residency at the Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre in 2004 and is known for presenting creations from both celebrated international choreographers and new Welsh talent.

Marine is delighted to one again dance with NDCWales, and comments –

“During my apprenticeship I discovered work and tour life within a repertoire company and I have grown hugely in confidence, developing into a professional, mature, strong and rigorous dancer.

“This would have not been possible without studying at Trinity Laban, as this institution had such a strong impact on my training and prepared me exceptionally well for the professional world, giving me all the tools I needed to blossom into a thoughtful dance artist.”


To find out more, visit the NDCWales website.

To learn more about studying dance at Trinity Laban, visit our dance pages.


Main image:Tundra (credit: Rhys Cozens)