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Dance Blast's second Ignite Choreographer for 2015

We are delightef that Laurn Poulton is the second choreogrpaher for our fabulous Ignite project for 2015.

Lauren graduated from the Central School of Ballet with a BA (hons) degree and has since been fortunate to work with many choreographers including Cathy Marston (Ballet Central), Patricia Vallis (Sublix, Welsh Dance Platform for NDCW), Marc Brew (Ballet Cymru), Jamie Thomson (Ampersandance), Will Tuckett (Covent Garden Dance Company), Lynne Hockney (Eugene Onegin for Grange Park Opera), Christopher Hampson and Alexandra Worrall (The Johann Strauss Gala) and Gwyn Emberton (Edinburgh Festival).

Other credits include Swan Lake (English National Ballet, Royal Albert Hall), Les Vêpres Siciliennes (Royal Opera House), Demise (a short film for Inspired Pictures), Firebird (Dance Theatre of Harlem) and Giselle (National Ballet of Cuba). Since graduating she has also worked extensively with Ballet Cymru performing a variety of roles from the better known Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Helena (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Myrtha/Peasant Pas (Giselle) and Belle (Beauty and the Beast) to the leading lady of Welsh productions, Glythin (Lady of the Lake) and Rosie Probert (Under Milk Wood).

Lauren has been choreographing for many years creating Decoupage in collaboration with students from Central St Martins art college which was performed at both the Cochrane and Linbury ROH in 2004 and choreographing Flying High for the opening ceremony of the Philip Lawrence Award at the Bloomsbury Theatre in 2005. She also choreographed several works for Ballet Cymru, creating Carnival of the Animals in collaboration with Symphonia Cymru in 2008, Kneading You in 2009, Spanish Suite in 2010 and a site specific piece Urban Sprawl, in collaboration with URRL artists in 2011. She also worked as a choreographer and performer in the Gravity Project, an art installation which involved dancing on a stage frosted with salt. Lauren is delighted to have been selected by the MYDC members for the next Ignite and is excited to get in the studio with them soon!

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