Richard Alston Dance Company

Launched in 1994 to great acclaim, Richard Alston Dance Company is one of the UK’s leading choreographer-led companies, with a rich repertoire of deeply musical contemporary dance-works. Richard Alston is also Artistic Director of The Place, London’s leading centre for contemporary dance, where the company is based.

Richard Alston Dance Company focuses on Alston’s new choreography but combines this with the re-creation of seminal past works from Alston’s career. Music plays a vital part in the company’s identity and since its inception Alston has used the work of a diverse range of composers.

Artistic Director: Richard Alston
Rehearsal Director: Martin Lawrance

Elly Braund
Jennifer Hayes
Joshua Harriette
Carmine de Amicis
Monique Jonas
Ellen Yilma
Nicholas Shikkis

Melissa Braithwaite* (Apprentice dancer)
Jason Tucker* (Apprentice dancer)

*Apprentice dancers join Richard Alston Dance Company through the Postgraduate Department of London Contemporary Dance School. They complete awards of Postgraduate Diploma or Masters of Arts in Contemporary Dance.

Executive Director: Isabel Tamen
Company Administrator: Rebecca Staple
Creative Learning: Katie Vernon-Smith
Production Manager: Karl Oskar Sørdal
Technical Stage Manager: Carly Hook
Wardrobe Supervisor: TBC

Touring Production Manager: Gareth Green
Touring Technical Stage Manager: TBC 

Company Teachers (contemporary):

Richard Alston
Martin Lawrance
Jeannie Steele
Kate Price

Company Teachers (classical):

Antonia Franceschi
Renato Peroni
Charlotte Broom

Telephone: 020 7121 1010