Holly Noble Dance Collaborators

Clare Baybutt – Film and Visuals

Clare Baybutt is an emerging young artist and film-maker currently based in London. Previously entering the realms of independent cinema; she has worked as a Camera Assistant on various productions, working with well-known Directors such as Ate De Jong and Emily Harris. Clare also used her artistic tendencies to cross over into Art Direction for experimental shorts and music videos, with clients including Clean Bandit and M&C Saatchi. Her involvement in the much wider culture of moving image is present at the core of her concepts; understanding the relationship between the audience and the arena of cinema. Her artist film has been exhibited all over London.

Clare has written articles and critiques on film for London’s popular magazine IDOL, directed fashion film shown at LFW 2015, and has worked for widely known production companies such as WARP Films.

Now residing in Brighton but working predominately in London Clare is attending the prestigious Royal College of Art, where she is studying an MA in Moving Image through Photographic Practice; a revered course Launched by the late Stuart Croft.  Currently Clare is using verbatim theatre practices, focusing on working collaboratively with members of the public with slightly unusual lifestyles. In working closely with her subjects Clare loosens her grip on the constraints of her projects and gives their voice dominance. The overall experience is aimed at drawing the individuals into an art process that they will have not yet encountered. The groups Clare is co-operating with include military personnel, lawyers and professional mermaids.

Matt Petty

Matt trained at Bird College, achieving a First Class BA (Hons) Dance and Theatre Performance. Since leaving Bird College Matt has performed extensively including working with New Adventures, Ballet Ireland and Peter Schaufuss. Matt has also performed with Will Tuckett and London Contemporary Ballet Theatre.

This is Matt’s first time working with HollyNobleDance and he is looking forward to bringing new ideas to new audiences

Ebony Jane Kitts

Ebony started her training at Hazelbiz Performers Academy, and at 16 began vocational training at The School of Ballet Theatre UK. During this time she was titled British Senior Ballet Champion and danced leading roles in showcases such as Swanhilda in Coppelia. She also toured the country with Ballet Theatre UK in their production of Giselle. Upon graduating Ebony attended Salzburg International Ballet, where she performed her award winning contemporary choreography solo ‘To Speak of Solitude’ in the gala, as well as Juliet’s variation (Romeo and Juliet), and danced as soloist in Peter Bruer’s ‘Bolero’. She then started working with Europaballett St Pölten for a short time, and continues to stay active in the dance community by choreographing and teaching throughout the Doncaster area.

Ebony is delighted to join the cast of Snow and is excited to be part of a company that shares her interests and views of how art, particularly dance, should be accessible to anyone and everyone.

Nat Whittingham

Nat is a circus artist, trampoline gymnast and experienced teacher.
A skilled floor acrobat, his style takes generic and unusual figures and adds inverted spins, alternative entrances, exits and moments of release.
He left school to become and apprentice with NoFit State Circus, before going on to train at ESAC (Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque) in Brussels, specialising in Bascule.
He has worked with a number of circus and dance companies including Cie Bivouac (Bordeaux), Pirates of the Carabina, Upswing and Back pocket; as well as a number of smaller commissions and projects.
In his free time, he teaches Acro-dance in Bristol, for Fourth Monkey Theatre school in London and he also runs workshops for professionals under the banner Moving Through Acrobatics, with his partner Gabbie Cook.

Orion Hart

Born in London, Orion began his dance training after moving to Wales at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre Dance School at the age of fifteen. He then went on to train at Coleg Ceredigion Aberystwyth and Rubicon Dance Cardiff, before being accepted onto the BA (hons) in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban in 2014.
Upon graduation he went on to complete his MA in Dance Performance as a member of Transitions Dance Company and with the support of the Mercers’ Arts Award. Orion has been lucky enough to have worked with and performed works by choreographers such as Terry Beck, Wayne Parsons, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Sir Mathew Bourne, Ben Wright, Hagit Yakira, Jarkko Partanen and Richard Chappell. He has also worked in collaboration with Punchdrunk as part of the Selfridges Everybody Project in 2016, and co-choreographed and performed the duet “In Search of Connection” at the All Japan Dance Festival in 2018

Natasha Trigg

Natasha was trained privately by Karen Paisey & Mary Goodhew alongside being a Royal Ballet Associate. Natasha Joined LSC 3rd year classical Ballet touring company and Graduated in 2013 to join Sarasota Ballet company in Florida.
She then went onto dance for New English Ballet Theatre, London Contemporary Ballet Theatre and The English National Ballet.
Natasha is now a freelance dancer and Barre teacher.

Francisca Mendo

From Portugal, Francisca began dancing at the age of three. She trained in classical ballet and jazz at Centro de Dança do Porto, where she completed her Advanced 2 (ISTD) exam with Distinction. She performed multiple principal roles with the Company of Porto including Clara in Nutcracker, the Princess Sugar in Nutcracker, Kitri’s friend in D. Quixote and soloist in Paquita.
In 2015, she joined the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, in Spain, where she trained with Jennifer Blake, Alejandro Altamarino, Elena Cester, Eva Martz, Mandy Guigi, Greg McPherson. During her time in Spain, she won Dance Student of the Year 2016 and performed in Barcelona, Sitges and Valencia. In 2018, she graduated with a First in the Dance course.
Francisca was awarded by Desmond Richardson with a scholarship for the Complexions summer intensive and has attend workshops with Benoit Swan-Pouffer, Michèle Assaf, Bruno Collinet and Dwight Rhoden. Francisca will join Holly Noble Dance Company for her new upcoming project Snow.