Josh Slater is a choreographer and dance artist originally from Shropshire, currently based in Plymouth.
He achieved a First Class BA(Hons) degree in Dance with Drama & Theatre Studies an MRes degree researching the area of Dance Theatre, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
A contemporary dance performer and physical theatre practitioner, Josh has also worked as a director, dramaturge and performer for companies and practitioners including; Quintus Theatre Company, Piasecki & Piasecka Theatre, LAVERACK, Matthew Harrison-Lord, and Shelley Owen Dance.
As a dance and theatre facilitator, Josh is currently a lecturer in dance, theatre and performance at Plymouth Conservatoire, University of Plymouth. He has previously taught at the University of Chester and Worcester, as well as youth dance and theatre groups in the North West. He has previously taught in secondary schools and examined a-level dance for AQA.
Josh's creative and movement style is strongly influenced by Skinner Releasing Technique, Ashtanga Yoga and Low Flying Technique. He is particularly interested in complex contact work, site specific dance, screen dance and the fusion between dance and theatre.
Ellie, originally from Milton Keynes,
studied Dance with Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Chester.
During her time as a student, Ellie created and performed in Dance and Theatre pieces over the North West. Since achieving her BA(Hons), Ellie has toured a dance film - The Making Of and begun teaching classes at the University of Chester.
Ellie has been influenced by a variety of different styles and techniques over the years. Her movement and creative practice is heavily influenced by her love of Kickboxing as well as David Zambrano's Low Flying technique.
Ellie performed for three years as part of Four Eyes Theatre Company and has created and performed dance works for the Cultural Olympiad, TiLT Dance Festival and Manchester Dance Consortium's Platform 0.1 & 0.3. She is interested in high energy work that blurs the boundaries between dance and theatre.