John Ross Dance
John was born in Dundee, Scotland and started acting at the age of eleven, training professionally as an actor at seventeen. He then trained at the Scottich School of Contemporary Dance and The London
Contemporary Dance School in London, graduating in 2011.
As a dancer John has worked with professional choreographers /companies such as Jorge Cresis, Freddie Opoku- Addiade, Akiko Kutimara, Ace Dance and Music, Two Thirds Sky, SmallPetitklien, C12 Dance Theatre, Opera North and Tom Dale. John was the winner of the Matthew Bourne, New Adventures Choreographer Award 2014 which commisioned the World premiere ‘Little Sheep’ and re-staging of his popular male quartet ‘WolfPack’ alongside a Shoreditch Youth Dance commission and World premiere ‘Eclipse’.
He as taught and created work for 2Faced Dance, Monmouthshire Youth, CAT (Dances East) , Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Old Vic Theatre. He is currently making a new childrens work commissioned by Sadlers Wells and the London Contemporary Dance School.
Renaud Wiser Dance Company
Swiss born Renaud Wiser has pursued an international career as a dancer with renown companies including the Geneva Ballet, the Ballet National de Marseille, The Gothenburg Ballet, Rambert and Bonachela Dance Company. He is now based in London and his work is known for its crafted physicality and intricate movement vocabulary. He has created numerous pieces performed in the UK (The Place, Dance City, Rich Mix, Greenwich Dance, Stratford Circus) and in festivals in Spain, Poland, Latvia, Switzerland and Italy. In 2011, Renaud took part in Siwic, a coaching project in Zurich for young and promising choreographers. He is a founder-member and co-choreographer of New Movement Collective, nominated for best independent company at the 2013 national critic circle award and an associate company of Rambert. He is also a regular tutor for the Architecture Association Interprofessional Studio (a post-professional course leading to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Spatial Performance and Design) and for Rambert School and London Studio Centre.
Khamlane is a performer, director and producer. Originally from Vientiane, Laos, he lived and worked in London, but am now based in Malmö, Sweden.
Upon graduating Rambert School in 1998 he was employed by Richard Alston Dance Company. Since then he has worked for Henri Oguike Dance Company,Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Glenn Wilkinson, Niklas Laustiola, Alicia Herrero, Bonachela Dance Company, 2007 Bank Project, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Art of Spectra (r&d), Shobana Jayesingh Dance Company, Maresa Von Stockert of Tilted Productions and Nigel Charnock + company.
Since 2009 he has been making his own productions, a mix of dance and theatre. He was associate artist with Step Out Arts, UK, and am currently member of Rörelsen - Koreografer i Skåne, Sweden. In 2015 he launches he’s own company Without Walls.
Melanie studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de danse de Paris. She danced for 10 years with the Montalvo/Hervieu company performing all over the world and was their assistant at the Paris Opera. She won the "Grand Prix" at the Paris International Dance Competition. Since 2006 she has been working regularly with the Ballets C de la B first of all for VSPRS (Alain Platel) and Patchagonia (Lisi Estaras). In the last year she created a company in Caen "Collectif T" whose first piece "Fugue Blanche" has been developed in Deauville and Bayeux. In 2013, she created CODE UNKNOWN a solo dance choreography, with residencies at Mousonturm Frankfurt and CSC Bassano, performing it in London, at the London Contemporary Music Festival and in South Korea at the Miryang Performing Arts Festival. For London Contemporary Music Festival she created TO DREAM NOT TO SLEEP a dance theatre piece for young people.
Her latest work, THREE STUDIES OF FLESH had its Polish premiere at BRAVE FESTIVAL (12th July) and London Premiere at the FREE TO FALL FESTIVAL (6th & 7th September 2014).
Manchester born Charlie studied art at Manchester Metropolitan University, before moving to London to complete a BA (Honors) in Dance Studies at Middlesex University, in which he spent six months training at Goucher College, Baltimore, USA. His current practice expolores the physicality of drawing and dancing. He has presented drawing installations throughout London, as well as Sweden, Australia and the Czech Republic. His last exhibition was at The Free to Fall Festival, London (September 2014). He is currently based in Surrey.
SmikleProject is currently working with a diverse range of emerging and more established artists and choreographers. Supporting the development of their work and creative ideas.