Katie Ward Katie Ward
Katie Ward graduated from Bretton Hall, Leeds University in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in Dance.

After graduating Katie undertook an internship with Studio 303 Dance and Related Arts, in Montreal. Whilst in Canada, Katie participated in performance projects, which included working with choreographers Karen Bernard and Mary-Ann Lacy. Daily alternative movement classes included a contact improvisation project with dancer Andrew Harwood.

Katie has also undertaken independent research into the specific learning implications for dyslexic students of dance technique. The findings have been presented at several exhibitions and broadcast on international radio from the Central University of Toronto, in 2000.

In the UK, Katie has worked as a secondary school teacher and has taught formal dance courses at several colleges. Additionally she has facilitated freelance dance projects in educational, community and health settings.

Katie has undertaken on-going courses to promote her professional development in England and internationally, which has included The University of North Texas and The Theatre School in Amsterdam.
Julia Howarth Julia Howarth
Julia graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in Dance from Bretton Hall, Leeds University 2000.

This was followed by further study in Expressive Arts Therapy and Education at The Tampala Institute California under Anna Halprin. Julia gained a postgraduate diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy and Education in 2007.

Between periods of study, Julia has worked as a dance development officer for ‘artsNK’ and as a freelance community and education practitioner. She has performed with Lincolnshire based companies; Inside Out Dance, Converse Theatre and Californian company Sotomotion. Julia has worked collaboratively with Wardrobe Dance since its foundation as a performer, rehearsal director and consultant.
Tids Pickard Tids Pickard
Tids graduated from Hull University in June 2001, with a First Class Honours Degree in Dance Studies.

Tids has worked predominantly as a professional performer and workshop facilitator on individual projects for Katy Dymoke, Alan Martin, and for over 12 organisations. These include Blue-Eyed Soul Dance, Frontline Dance, Foot-in- Hand, Tapestry Dance, Odd Sox, Mosaic Arts, and the TV commercial ‘Baileys’ for BBH Productions, La Senzo Tempo Dance Co, as a part of the DiGM Urban Moves Festival, Attik Dance Co, Pigeon Theatre, Mercurial Dance and currently Dynamic New Animation.

Recently Tids successfully created and performed her own work - Fairy Cake Fruit Cake, funded by the Arts Council England and mentored by Lisi Perry. Tids has worked with Wardrobe Dance as a performer and consultant since 2005.
Katie Mutton  Katie Mutton
Katie is an experienced Dance Artist, trained in contemporary dance and drama, gaining a BA (Hons) in 2001 from Liverpool John Moores University.

With a strong interest in site specific dance Katie has performed in lifts, swimming pools and car parks. Katie works with various physical theatre and dance companies Including; The Theatre Nomad, Freefall Physical Theatre and in several film and photography projects. Alongside her dance work, Katie writes and facilitates Creative Yoga programmes for nurseries and schools. Katie has worked with Wardrobe Dance as a performer and facilitator since 2004.
Gemma Roebuck Gemma Roebuck
Gemma trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and at Bretton Hall, Leeds University graduating with a BA (Hons) in Dance.

Since graduating Gemma has performed nationally for small scale dance companies including Assault Dance Company, Frontline Dance and with choreographer Ezra Caldwell. In addition Gemma taught in educational and community settings. She currently delivers and co-ordinates projects for young people with varied cultural backgrounds and learning needs, for East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Arts Team. Gemma has worked as performer, facilitator and rehearsal director for Wardrobe Dance since 2005.
Dominic Martinovs Dominic Martinovs
Dominic studied for a BA (Hons) in Performance Studies at the University of Northampton, graduating in 2001.

Since this time, Dominic has worked as a freelance dance artist as a performer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed with Nottinghamshire Community Dance Company, Foot in Hand and with the choreographer Felix Ruckert. Additionally, Dominic worked as a dance facilitator for various health, educational and community organisations, and with Wardrobe Dance since 2003 as a performer, facilitator and consultant. Currently Dominic is working for Woldgate College in Yorkshire as a community dance practitioner.
Shane Shambu Shane Shambu
Shane Shambhu is a British-Indian dancer, actor, choreographer and Associate Artist at Dance 4 and UK Foundation for Dance.

Shane has worked on individual projects with Jonathan Burrows, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Dick McCaw, Filip Van Huffel, Lisa Torun and Leela Samson. Shane has performed with Akshaya Dance Theatre, Annapurna Dance, Nina Rajarani winner of the Place Prize 2006, Vayu Naidu Company, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and most recently Theatre De Complicite.

Shane’s first solo work in 2004 showcased at The Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Decibel in 2005 and Leap festival, Liverpool. Shane was artist-in-residence from 2005-2007 at Derby Dance Centre. In 2006 Shane received a UK Bonnie Bird Choreography Award and was artist-in-residence at Leicester Haymarket Theatre. Shane has created works for Para-Active Theatre, Vayu Naidu Company, Manushi Dance and a short dance film for music group D'Archetypes.

In 2007 Shane created a site-specific work for ‘Fierce! Festival’ which was selected for Choreodrome at The Place, London. Most recently Shane has created two new works to be showcased at Collide Festival, Touch Wood at The Place, London and Deda Platform.

Shane is currently recording a radio play for BBC Radio 3 and will be creating his new dance work "India Calling..." to tour UK rural venues in 2008.
Amy Thomson Amy Tomson
Amy graduated in 1999 from Bretton Hall, Leeds University with a First Class Honours Degree in Dance.

Since graduating Amy has taught and performed with a number of dance companies, including Ruby Dance, Salamanda Tandem, Molina and with choreographers; Gerry Turvey, Felix Ruckert and Jordi Cortes.

From 2001 onwards Amy has worked as a freelance dancer and facilitator with Frontline Dance, delivering educational packages in schools in Staffordshire. Amy has worked with Wardrobe Dance since 2003 as a performer and facilitator.