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Associate Dance Artists 2013-14

OLIVIA QUAYLE | ZOIE GOLDING
2013-14

OLIVIA QUAYLE: Olivia competed in gymnastics for 15 years and then made a natural Olivia Quayletransition into dance. She graduated with a BA Hons degree in Sports Science, Dance and English Literature from Loughborough University and then completed her professional dance training at Bodywork Company Dance Studios and ODT, San Francisco. She also trained intensively in aerial silks and Hand to Hand at Circus Space, The Generating Company and The Hanger.

Olivia has worked with contemporary dance choreographers and companies all over the world including Strado Compagne Danza in Germany, Maresa von Stockert, Gobbledegook and Motionhouse, with whom she was with for over 4 years. She has also worked with large international circus companies Dragone and Legs on the Wall, as a dancer, acrobat and aerialist as well as working in Opera Tosca at the Royal Albert Hall as Tosca’s stunt double  

Olivia now co-directs her own company, Joli Vyann. They were commissioned by Dance Up and Hat Fair, and received Arts Council England funding to make H2H which toured to rural communities in Hampshire and internationally in 2013.

Olivia is excited to be an Associate Dance Artist and has high hopes for creating a unique fusion of dance and cyr wheel in the year ahead!

ZOIE GOLDING: Zoie is Artistic Director of FuzzyLogic Male Youth Dance Company which she Zoie Goldingfounded in 2000. Following its continued national success she founded ZoieLogic, the professional all male dance company in 2010.

Zoie’s work offers a multi-layered approach to working with the company through their professional, youth and educational strands and develops strong partnerships and audiences from the grass roots up bringing a shift in the current understanding of male dance and challenging the aesthetic of male culture in the public eye. Her work to date has been seen by over 33,000 young people across the UK and is growing fast within the industry.

Over the last 13 years Zoie has also produced over 250 events in the UK and across the world including Australia, Dubai, Germany, South Africa and Japan involving some 30,000 young people through her role as Rock Challenge, Producer.

Zoie says 'It is such a privilege to become a Hampshire Associate Dance Artist and I am looking forward to developing my artistic voice throughout the year. Having the opportunity to enrich myself will have a great impact on the development of my work.’

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Associate Dance Artist Scheme

The Associate Dance Artist Scheme provides a Hampshire-based artist with an award of £1,000 to undertake an individual professional development programme, and to deliver a project or event as part of Hampshire Dance’s programme.

Artists are supported to create a programme tailored to their own training and development needs. Programmes could include opportunities such as:

  • Mentoring and placements
  • Practical dance workshops and masterclasses
  • Training courses and conferences

The scheme is open to artists who work in any dance style and can demonstrate their commitment to developing their particular field of dance practice eg: as a performer, choreographer, teacher or dance manager. It would be suitable for an artist early in their career, or could benefit a more experienced artist.

For more information visit the ADAS page on the Hampshire County Council website.