Joss Arnott: Triple Bill

Thursday 1 February 2018

Joss Arnott is an internationally award-winning choreographer who trained at London Studio Centre and Laban. Upon graduation he joined Transitions Dance Company whilst completing his MA in Dance Performance.

Joss has toured internationally as a dance artist and has worked with choreographers Cameron McMillan, Colin Poole, Tom Dale, Matthias Sperling and The Barbican on an installation for the Merce Cunningham Company.

Founding Joss Arnott Dance shortly after his training, Joss has been continuously supported and commissioned by leading dance agencies, venues and organisations.

Joss is in demand as a choreographer and has been commissioned to create work on leading professional dance companies including Rambert Dance Company, through a joint commission with The Lowry and for dance conservatoires such as Northern School of Contemporary Dance for their 30th Anniversary Graduation Showcase. Joss has additionally taught at dance conservatoires such as Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban, The Place and NSCD.

Meet the Performers in Joss Arnott: Triple Bill

Posted by Grace on 23 Jan 2018 in Déda

Originating from all over the UK and Europe, and with experience gained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, learn more about the performers in Joss Arnott's Triple Bill.

EILEIH MUIR - dancer
Eileih trained at London Studio Centre and it was here that she first found her interest in contemporary dance. Since graduating she has had the opportunity to work both freelance and within companies.
Eileih spent her first two professional years exploring different aspects of her career including immersive theatre, dance for film and opera, before going on to complete an apprenticeship with National Dance Company Wales. Here she performed repertoire by Christopher Bruce, Stephen Shropshire and Alexander Ekman. Eileih joined Richard Alston Dance Company in 2015, stepping into both old and new works by Alston and Martin Lawrence. She then joined Ballett des Stadttheaters Bremerhaven in January 2017. Eileih joined Joss Arnott Dance in 2015.


Emilie is a Norwegian dancer who started out participating in dance competitions before moving on to studying music, dance and theatre. She was a part of the youth company På Tå Hev led by the Norwegian Opera and Sarah Da Fonseca with guest artists and companies such as Random Dance Company and Christopher Kettner from 2011- 2012. 

She then went on to study a year at 'Spin Off Forstudium i Dans' in Oslo before receiving her degree from Northern School of Contemporary Dance where she graduated in 2016. This past year she has worked with Jamaal Burkmar

Dance who won last year’s New Adventures Choreography Award (NACA) as part of the piece ‘16 bars’.


Born in Nottingham, Emily started dancing at her local dance school at the age of three. Emily started her training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2010 and during this time she performed in works by Kerry Nicholls, Mark Baldwin and Ross McKim. 

During her second year at Rambert, Emily received the Charlotte Kirkpatrick Prize, which is awarded in recognition of effort, talent and exceptional potential for a future career within the dance industry.

Emily joined National Dance Company Wales as an apprentice dancer in 2013 and performed in works by Stephen Shropshire, Angelin Preljocaj, Eleesha Drennan, Stephen Petronio and Christopher Bruce. Emily has also worked with Rambert Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Neville Campbell and was a guest artist on NDC Wales’ international tour. Emily then went on tour with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, performing The Royal Opera House commission, ‘Bayadère – The Ninth Life’.

Emily joined Joss Arnott Dance in 2015 for their creation and tour of 5|0. Since then Emily has worked with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and De Oscuro Theatre Company as well as continuing to work with Joss Arnott for of ‘A Movement in 3’. She has performed the solo ‘V’ nationally and internationally since 2015, receiving its International Dance Award in 2016. 

LISA ROWLEY - dancer
Originally from Leicester, Lisa trained at the Dupont School. She then trained at Laban graduating in 2008. Since then she has toured internationally with Transitions Dance Company and went on to work with Henri Oguike Dance Company. Following this Lisa joined ACE Dance and Music and danced works by Andile Sotiya and Douglas Thorpe.   Lisa joined Tavaziva Dance in 2010 and has danced multiple works including ‘Wild Dog’, ‘Double Take’, ‘Sensual Africa’, ‘Greed’, ‘Tavaziva ‘Ten’, ‘Africarmen’ and ‘Izindava’. In autumn 2015 Lisa went to Africa alongside Bawren Tavaziva to work with Dinani dance group in Ghana. This year Lisa was made Rehearsal Assistant for Tavaziva.   Lisa also teaches her own workshops throughout the UK and at certain vocational schools such as Italia Conti Arts Centre. Lisa was a founding member of Joss Arnott Dance and has toured with them since 2010

FRA RUSTUMJI – musician

We are delighted to announce that Fra will be performing alongside the solo dancer in ‘V’, playing live viola from a score composed by James Keane. Based in London, Fra Rustumji is in demand both as a violinist and violist. Classically trained, she performs with various ensembles. Her main interest lies in contemporary chamber opera, for which her performances have received critical acclaim (for Shadwell Opera, A Soldier's Tale: "Fra Rustumji on the violin is superb" and for Brolly Productions, Clocks 1888: The Greener: "...exceptional beauty and clarity of tone").    As a chamber musician, she performs regularly with the Florian Quartet and has appeared as guest violist with the Dante Quartet. She has recorded for Paul Terry and Cellarscape, Woven Entity, Femi Temowo and Engines Orchestra as well as for composer Paul Clark and for Multi-Story Orchestra on the NMC label.

Fra is passionate about cross-genre collaborations and particularly loves to work with actors and dancers. Collaborations include a showing at Battersea Arts Centre with the New Movement Collective, exploring improvisation between instrumentalists and dancers, and with actors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Fra studied with Krysia Osotowicz and David Dolan for her Masters at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama after graduating from King's College, Cambridge University in 2011.   Fra is a member of Le Collectif, a multi-genre artistic collaboration who host spectacular and intimate immersive shows, notably at the Barbican Pit Lab sessions and at the warehouse on Eade Road. She has covered an on-stage violin/viola role at the Royal Opera House in Julian Philip's Opera How the Whale Became. She is delighted to be joining Joss Arnott Dance in 2017 for their Autumn tour of 'V' for solo dancer and viola. 

Joss Arnott: Triple Bill will be coming to Déda on Thursday 1 February 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 (£10) and are available to purchase at Déda Box Office in person or on 01332 370911, or online at Joss Arnott: Triple Bill.



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