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MEET THE TEAM

 

MEET THE TEAM

Learn about our brilliant and friendly team here at Kapow

We absolutely love hearing from you so if you want to get in touch just drop us an email.

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BETH POWLESLAND

Co. Artistic Director

Her professional experience includes 2 years with internationally acclaimed Tilted Productions, 7 years with dance company Earthfall, and work with numerous independent directors including National Dance Company Wales, National Theatre Wales, Mafalda Deville (Jasmin Vardimon Company), and Theatr Iolo.


Beth is participating in an ongoing collaboration with Jo Fong; together they have travelled to perform in Canada, China, Edinburgh Fringe, British Council Showcase, British Dance Edition, and venues throughout Europe. 

Beth began making her own work in 2009, in part pursuing the use of voice alongside dance. Since then she has been commissioned to sing (and dance) in a number of projects by Verity Standen, Andy Pink and Lisa May Thomas.

Beth is also a Holistic Massage Therapist, and loves working to help people feel connected, renewed and embodied through hands on bodywork.

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EITHNE KANE

Co. Artistic Director

Eithne began her movement career by training gymnastics from a young age before discovering the North Yorkshire County Youth Dance Company and finding her ongoing passion for contemporary dance and physical theatre.She went on to train at London Contemporary Dance School where this love of dance grew into a passion for choreography, physical story telling and athletic movement styles such as floor work and partnering.

 
Eithne mixes freelance performance work with devising independently, and has worked with Tilted Productions, Joli Vyann, Opera North, Jorge Cresis and Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre among others.


Eithne’s gymnastic experience has increasingly brought her into the world of contemporary circus - informing her acrobatic dance fusion. Eithne also teaches yoga, a practice which has been invaluable to her in times of injury - something she feels passionate about sharing.

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ALICE BONAZZI

Company Dancer

Originally from Bologna, Italy, Alice moved to the UK in 2014 to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, graduating in 2017 with a First-Class Honours degree. During her time at Laban, Alice worked with Alison Curtis-Jones, Zoi Dimitriou, Fernanda Prata, Maciej Kuzminski (amongst others) and she performed in works by Maxine Doyle and  Matthew Bourne.


In 2017, she joined Company Chameleon as an apprentice dancer and she keeps collaborating with them as Associate Artist. Since then, she’s been performing and touring works by Rosie Kay Dance Company, MOTUS and Mercurial Dance, while also developing her own work under the name of Damae.Dance, a collaboration with dance artist Sara Marques. 

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SUE DIAMOND

Yoga Teacher

Sue is a yoga Alliances registered Senior yoga teacher, qualified in hypnotherapy and Thai yoga massage.


Sue worked as a dancer for 17 years, was a member of C’est Tous contemporary dance company and studied performing arts at Salford Uni. 


Since beginning her yoga journey Sue has completed 1000's of hours of teacher training's across the world. Including a hot yoga training in Morocco, Vinyasa/ Ashtanga training in India and Dharma Mittra training in New York.


She has studied under Claire Missingham (Adjustments and Vinyasa TT Immersion), Dylan Werner (Adjustments and Fascia Anatomy TT), Roger Cole (Restorative Yoga & Anatomy) David Sye, Ray Long, Noah Maize and the Jivamukti TT immersion in New York with Sharon Gannon and David Life.


Sue has taught on a teacher training for Andrea Everingham, created teaching immersion workshops, taught team leaders how to teach kids to yoga in schools and also run's her own retreats in Europe. Sue is the yoga teacher to many professional athletes & sports professionals.


Always a student the learning and the journey continues....

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BILLY MORGAN

Company Dancer / Parkour Artist

Billy Morgan has been an avid climber since the age of 13, and has since been broadening his skill set to include parkour, partner acrobatics and ninja warrior training.


He loves being outdoors and exploring, and his dream is to live near the mountains so he can explore them whenever he pleases.


He joined Kapow in Autumn 2017 as an apprentice performer, becoming a company member in March 2018. Billy has performed with Kapow across the UK and we are excited to have Billy with us again this year as a company dancer/acrobat.

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EMMA HOPLEY

Company Dancer

Emma is a dance artist based in Manchester. She recently graduated with a Distinction in her MA with Joss Arnott’s Emergence Dance Company, where she performed on a national tour of works by Sharon Watson and Joss.


Prior to this, at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Emma gained a First Class Honours degree in 2018. 

She enjoys pushing her body to its physical limits, and has recently translated this to her love for rock climbing and adventure in the outdoors.

Emma’s passion lies in bringing character into performance and utilising political motivation to create works with activism at their heart. She is currently performing her solo choreography ‘An Uncomfortable Word’ nationally.

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PAUL DAVIES

Company Dancer

Paul trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating with a First Class Degree in 2015. He went on to complete an apprenticeship with Motionhouse Dance Theatre, touring over 2015-2016 and teaching for Motionhouse Youth company.


He also delivered classes and workshops at Northern School of Contemporary Dance after completing his apprenticeship at Motionhouse. He has performed works by: Motionhouse Dance Theatre ‘Captive’ and ‘Broken’ Tino Seghal ‘Kiss’, Tangled Dance Company ‘Once Upon A Twisted Time’ and ‘Frosted By Magic’, Dam Van Huynh ‘DEP’. 


He has a strong belief in working hard and enjoys pushing his body past expectations. That is where the fun is!

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 YUE YING HO

Company Dancer

British born Yue Ying Ho is a performer, creator and dancer- delivering high quality and captivating performances. Growing up in Swansea, Wales, Yue Ying was bought up bi-cultural and strongly advocates diversity in her practise. Her movement draws upon influences of contemporary dance and popping.

Yue Ying Ho graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a first class-honours degree in BA Contemporary Dance. She is currently studying at at Salford University, completing her MA in Dance Performance and Professional Practises- under the artistic direction of Joss Arnott as part of EMERGENCE- and touring new works Joss Arnott, Becky Namguards and Kevin Turner.

Yue Ying started her training as part of Pamela Miller Ballet School, County Youth Dance Company, National Youth Dance Wales and National Dance Company Wales Associates.


Throughout her dance journey, she has worked closely with Kerry Nichols, Elesha Drenning, Anthony Matsena, Paul Davies, Alison Curtis-Jones, Joseph Toonga, Gary Lambert, Tony Thatcher, Lizzie Kew-Ross, and Emily Robinson.

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REBECCA CALLOW

Company Dancer

Rebecca is a contemporary dance artist based in Manchester. She completed her MA in 2019 with Emergence Dance Company, performing original works by Joss Arnott and Sharon Watson on a UK tour, and studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance prior to this. Since graduating, Rebecca has worked with Coalesce Dance Theatre, Common Ground (Norfolk and Norwich Festival) and Ellen Hathaway Dance Company. She has had her own work shared at Siobhan Davies Young Artists Feedback Forum, and her dance film T H E S E  S P A C E S screened at ‘I’m Bored, What’s Next’ international online festival in 2020.

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MIMOSA PERCY-ROUHAUD

Admin & Marketing Assistant

Mimosa originally trained as an acrobatic base in London and Berlin. She has performed in many circus productions, and works across the European circus industry teaching, producing and performing. 


Mimosa is particularly interested in works that have female empowerment at their core and explore the complexities of the human condition. 


Alongside a profound love for spreadsheets, to-do lists and scheduling, the environment has become a very important part of her life, and she always looks for the least ecologically impactful way to do things.

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LISA CHEARLES

Company Dancer

Lisa was born in Singapore in 1999. She trained under the PULSE Programme, where she was taught by the company dancers of Frontier Danceland, before moving to the UK to complete her undergraduate studies at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. In her time at NSCD, Lisa performed works by Anna Williams, Yukiko Masui and Jose Agudo.

 
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What people say about us...

Beth and Eithne are two joyous women who have so many imaginative and exciting exercises and games up their sleeves which seamlessly weave into beautiful pieces of choreography.

Levy Little Theatre Director

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