Supported Artists

Our Supported Artists are companies and individuals with whom we have agreed to invest time and resource to develop a more meaningful relationship – one that benefits the artist, ourselves and our learning and achievements together. We share a vision and our values play a central role in our relationship:

Kind; Passionate; Inclusive and Inspiring.

We support artists in various ways, including financial support, space at Pavilion Dance, our beautiful dance house by the sea; and through on-going conversations and connections. We also offer small commissions for work that meet with our artistic vision, consider alternative presentation contexts and have the audience at the heart of the creative process.

Artists we currently work with

Cathy Waller

Cathy is an award winning Choreographer and Movement Director, working for over a decade in contemporary dance and theatre. After training at LABAN, Cathy went on to choreograph for multiple organisations (BBC, Tate Modern, Wembley Arena, Breakin’ Convention, Barbican) before […]

Chhaya Collective

Chhaya Collective was founded by Kay Crook in 2013 to connect artists in Bangalore (India) and Devon (UK). Kay has been working between UK and India for 10 years. She formed Chhaya as a means to engage artists in cross-cultural […]

Chisato Minamimura

Chisato Minamimura is a Deaf performance artist and BSL (British Sign Language) art guide working globally with a particular interest in the visualisation of sound and music from my Deaf perspective, and using digital to share my experience of sensory […]

Claire Benson

Living and working as a freelance dancer and teacher, Claire has travelled across the the UK working for various dance companies and projects. She was a key member of internationally acclaimed dance company Motionhouse for seven years, touring the globe […]

Ella Mesma

Ella Mesma Company is a British based dance theatre company who use a diverse range of folkloric dance styles, inspired by director Ella’s background in Afro-Latin, Breaking and Contemporary dance.

Genevieve Say

Genevieve Say is an independent dance artist, performer, choreographer and movement director based in the UK. She gained a place on One Dance UK’s Future Leaders mentor scheme, and was privileged enough to receive mentorship from Jude Kelly MBE. She was a […]

Joe Garbett & Elinor Lewis

Joe Garbett is an internationally toured and performed dance artist. He creates colourful, silly and unifying shows for all and puts the community at the heart of his practice. Based in southwest UK, you will find Joe choreographing and performing […]

Joli Vyann

Joli Vyann is a South West England dance circus company directed by Olivia Quayle and Jan Patzke. Joli Vyann’s work challenges audiences with new innovative ways of integrating dance and circus, blending the two genres and enveloping it in theatrical […]

Lila Dance, Pavilion Dance Associate Artist 2023-25

Lila Dance make family friendly visually dynamic and striking dance productions. They believe in equality, acceptance, kindness and a fair world. They create spaces for everyone to have a voice equally through collaboration and laughter, without ego or hierarchy getting […]

Rachel King

Having grown up on the South Coast of England, Rachel King has dedicated her career to supporting, championing and developing young dancers in her local area.  Following her own training in LA, New York and across Europe, Rachel formed local […]

Van Huyhn Company

Formed in 2008 as a creative base to support Dam Van Huynh’s work and collaborations, the company is located in Hackney – East London and is the creative driving force of Centre 151, promoting arts/culture and community inclusion. The company aims […]

Who we have worked with before

2Faced Dance Company

2Faced Dance Company produces innovative, accomplished and aspirational artistic performance and participation programmes alongside a captivating community dance programme


Drawing on a range of artistic disciplines, Impermanence is a Bristol-based company creating performances for conventional venues, festivals, cabarets, site-specific projects and community events

Joss Arnott Dance

Joss Arnott Dance is a cutting edge, classical contemporary dance company based in West Yorkshire, led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott.

Just Us Dance Theatre

Just Us Dance Theatre (JUDT) is a Hip Hop organisation, led by choreographer Joseph Toonga, at the forefront of connecting international dance communities. It actively supports early career artists and upskills young dancers who are generally underrepresented in the mainstream. […]

Mischief Company

Mischief Company is a new physical theatre company based in the U.K. which aims to bring daring, imaginative and challenging works to its audiences.

New Art Club

New Art Club is pioneering choreographers, artists, comedy theatre makers and performers Pete Shenton and Tom Roden. They have been presenting ground-breaking performances nationally and internationally since 2001.    New Art Club’s most recent touring show, ‘Cupid’s Revenge’, was co-commissioned by […]

Second Hand Dance

Second Hand Dance makes highly visual dance performances, collaborating with dancers, visual artists and the public to produce joyful, inspirational shows for children and adults

Seeta Patel

Born in London, Seeta Patel began training under the guidance of Kiran Ratna in 1990 and has since worked with a range of Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance professionals

SW Dance Artist Network

SW Dance Artists Network (SWDAN) is an independent and artist-led hub for professional dance artists working in the region across performance, choreography, interactive arts and teaching.

Zoie Logic Dance Theatre

We get guys dancing. We challenge the perceptions of dance, who it’s for, where and how it is shown.

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