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Hubert Essakow

Teaching Staff


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Dance
Laban Building
London SE8 3DZ

Hubert Essakow


Hubert Essakow is a London based choreographer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trained as a classical ballet dancer by Dianne Cheesman, Hubert joined Capab Ballet at the age of 18 in 1989. In 2003 Hubert moved to London and joined The Royal Ballet Company, where he remained for 10 years becoming a soloist and performing in works by Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Mats Ek, Christopher Wheeldon and William Forsythe amongst others.

Next followed work with BalletBoyz and Rambert Dance Company, shifting into contemporary dance. He was particularly inspired by the work and technique of Merce Cunningham and also appeared in works by Christopher Bruce, Doug Varone, Mark Baldwin, André Gingras and Aletta Collins. He started choreographing while at Rambert. The first piece What Rainbow? was performed at Resolution (The Place). As a choreographer, his works have been commissioned by English National Ballet, Transitions Dance Company and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

He is currently an associate artist at The Print Room in London, under the Artistic Direction of Anda Winters. Works include Jealousy (2012), and the critically acclaimed Elemental Trilogy, Flow (2012) and Ignis (2013).