Professional Class 2021 is taking place on weekdays from 19-31 July.
Learn more about the teachers taking a Professional Class this summer.
Alethia Antonia is a freelance dancer, choreographer, teacher and researcher. She has toured internationally and has worked with companies such as Russell Maliphant Dance Company, James Wilton Dance, James Cousins Company, and her own choreographic work has been commissioned at institutions such as the The Place, NSCD and Fashion Gallery Space. As a teacher, she has taught nationally and abroad for institutions such as Scottish Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Trinity Laban, The Place, London Contemporary Dance School, CAPA College, Dance4, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Kingston University, and Accademia Balletto Roma. Alethia is currently a Work Place artist at The Place (2021-2026).
Photo credit: Mickael Marso Riviere
Rebecca was born in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from Central School of Ballet, receiving a First Class BA. (Hons) in Dance and Performance. On completion of her studies in 2008, Rebecca travelled to Israel to dance with Batsheva Ensemble. She also participated in the joint project of Riksteatern and Batsheva Dance Company in Sweden, performing Ohad Naharin’s Kamuyot. Rebecca has been teaching Gaga since 2009. She regularly teaches in the UK and abroad, and has taught at Greenwich Dance, Danceworks, Tripspace, Fourth Monkey, Siobhan Davies Dance, National Dance Company Wales, Rambert and The Place. Since 2011 Rebecca has been a photographer, working editorially and commercially in London, UK.
Glenn started his professional training at the Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance. On graduating in 2003 Glenn joined Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures where he is now Resident Director, performing Principal roles at Sadler’s Wells seasons and touring internationally. Glen’s other credits include working with Compañía Metros de Danza, Ballet Santa Coloma, Introdans, and holding signature roles in choreography by Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Matz Ek, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Paul Lightfoot & Sol Leon and Inbal Pinto amongst others. In 2011 he became a member of Phoenix Dance Theatre. Glenn choreographed ‘Intimate Windows’ for Introdans 2009 DANSEMAKEN, a collaboration with Dutch fashion designers, also ‘And yet we still stand tall’ for The University of Cumbria in Carlisle. His teaching credits include Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Rambert School, Shoreditch Youth Dance Company, New College Nottingham, The Place, London summer intensives and Company 12, of which he is patron.
Photo Credit: Hanns Garrison
Ben graduated from Trinity Laban, the training cycle at P.A.R.T.S., and completed an MA in Creative Practice at Independent Dance/Trinity Laban. He works extensively as a performer and movement researcher, including major works with Vera Tussing, Charlotte Spencer Projects, Francesco Scavetta/Wee and Lisa May Thomas. Alongside performing, Ben teaches classes and workshops throughout Europe for professionals and dance companies. He is a currently a regular guest teacher at Trinity Laban, London Contemporary Dance School, is a visiting teacher at several conservatoires and universities, including the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and is a teacher on the Trinity Laban CAT programme.
Photo credit: Julia Testa
Dance artist Lewis Cooke has studied and is influenced by various disciplines including contemporary, floor work, boxing, kathak and movement practicality. He has worked with artists such as Akram Khan, Alleyne Dance and Anton Lachky, which has also fed into the development of his RelaxtoErupt practise, a demanding movement methodology that challenges dancers’ habits and instinctual patterns. Lewis is also a researcher for Ferus Animi // Terra Nova, a group of cross disciplinary craftsperson’s researching in the fields of human physiology and performance, through both an artistic and scientific lense.