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Get to know the dancers of Joss Arnott Dance

Lauren Wilson




After graduating in July 2011 Lauren joined Tavaziva Dance as part of LCDS’s Post Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme in September 2011 for their Autumn tour of ‘Double Take’ and their Spring 2012 tour of ‘Sensual Africa’. Returning to work with Tavaziva professionally performing at the Deloitte Ignite Festival, Royal Opera House and Dans Encore Montreal, Canada. Most recently Lauren performed ‘Detox’ at London’s Southbank Centre choreographed by Urja Desai Thakore director of Pagrav Dance Company.Lauren joined Joss Arnott Dance in 2012.


Alice Shepherdson

Born in East Yorkshire, Alice trained at the LWHS School of Dance and as a Northern Ballet Associate. Alice continued her training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, graduating with a BA (Hons). Whilst at Rambert she performed works by Mark Baldwin and Robert Cohan.


Alice joined Phoenix Dance Theatre in 2014 as an apprentice dancer through the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and was awarded the Postgraduate Apprenticeship Award for the highest achiever 2015. Following her apprenticeship she became a Junior Dancer for Phoenix’s Mixed Program 2015 spring tour. During her time with the company Alice performed works by Sharon Watson, Christopher Bruce, Didy Veldman, Darshan Singh Bhuller and Warren Adams, touring throughout the UK and as part of the Schrittmacher Festival, Germany. She also had the opportunity to work with Choreographers Caroline Finn and Itzik Galili.Alice joined Joss Arnott Dance in 2015 for their creation and tour of 5|0.

Emily Pottage

Born in Nottingham, Emily started dancing at her local dance school at the age of three. Emily started training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2010 and during this time she performed in works by Kerry Nicholls, Mark Baldwin, and Ross McKim. During her second year at Rambert Emily received the Charlotte Kirkpatrick Prize, which is awarded in recognition of effort, talent and exceptional potential for a future career within the dance world.


Emily joined NDCWales as an apprentice dancer in 2013 and performed in works by Stephen Shropshire, Angelin Preljocaj, Eleesha Drennan, Stephen Petronio and Christopher Bruce. Emily has also worked with Rambert Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Neville Campbell and was a guest artist on National Dance Company Wales’ international tour. Most recently Emily toured with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance performing The Royal Opera House Commission, ‘Bayadère – The Ninth Life’.Emily joined Joss Arnott Dance in 2015 for their creation and tour of 5|0.

Eileih Muir

Eileih trained at London Studio Centre and it was here that she first found her interest in contemporary dance. Since graduating she has had the opportunity to work both freelance and within companies.


Eileih spent her first two professional years exploring different aspects of the career including immersive theatre, dance for film and opera, before going on to complete an apprenticeship with National Dance Company Wales. Here she performed repertoire by Christopher Bruce, Stephen Shropshire and Alexander Ekman. Most recently she has been dancing with Richard Alston Dance Company, stepping into both old and new works by Alston and Martin Lawrence for their 2015 season.Eileih looks forwards to the challenge of joining Joss Arnott for his up and coming tour.

Jemima Brown

Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jemima trained at London Contemporary Dance School graduating in 2015. Before beginning her training, Jemima worked with choreographer Hofesh Shechter and performed ‘Tank’ at The Royal Festival Hall and The Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre in 2012.

In October 2014, Jemima worked with Crystal Pite and her company Kidd Pivot performing ‘Polaris’ alongside Random Dance Company and Alexander Whitley as part of ‘See the music, Hear the dance’ at Sadler’s Wells. Jemima has also worked with James Cousins performing ‘Sometimes, even now’ for Robert Cohan’s 90th birthday celebration at The Place in 2015.


Most recently, Jemima has worked with Kerry Nicholls performing ‘Told and Collapsed’ as part of the graduation performances at London Contemporary Dance School.

Alongside her training, Jemima has worked with Tony Adigun, as a member of Avant Garde Dance Company and recently was part of a Research and Development project with Tony for his new production of ‘Fagin’s Twist’.

Jemima joined Joss Arnott Dance in 2015 for their creation and tour of 5|0.

Joss Arnott Dance– 5|0
Blackpool Grand Theatre
Thursday 19 November 2015

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