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Esther Huss

Co-Artistic Director & Founder 

Esther Felicitas Huss (Movement Artist) 


Born in Germany. Esther's passion for movement was ignited at the age of 8. Growing up in the village of Umkirch, in the Black Forest, her main interests were nature and being outdoors, not to dance. Yet the encounter with her first ballet teacher Susan Carter opened her eyes and body to new ways of communicating, that from this point onwards remained a central part of her life.


In 2000, Esther moved to the UK to study dance professionally and graduated from London Studio Centre in 2003 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Dance. Since then she has worked as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer in both the professional and community dance sector. Esther’s professional appearances include several productions at the Royal Opera House London, and works with Kate Flatt, Aletta Collins, Jacky Lansley, Michael Keagan-Dolan, Ron Howell, Bernadette Iglich, amongst others.

In 2012 she was awarded a grant to present work at BIG DANCE. In support of this work she published an article called 'What’s the point of Community Dance' in the National Magazine ANIMATED, published by The Community Dance Foundation. Esther is an Associate Artist of the 'Dance Research Studio - DRS' founded by Jacky Lansley. Through her involvement at DRS, in particular, Esther became passionate about Interdisciplinary Performance. She is a guest tutor on the professional development programme ‘The Speaking Dancer’.


Alex Oates

Co-Artistic Director

Alex was brought up in the North East where his passion for theatre was ignited by visiting performances in Newcastle Upon Tyne. 


in 2007 Alex moved to London to study Theatre Arts at Middlesex University. He spent six months in New York studying creative writing under professor Larry Carr at SUNY New Paltz. On graduating Alex began writing and was accepted on to the prestigious Old Vic 24 hour plays programme. He then went on to be part of the team that created the Eastenders Spin off Eastenders E20 for the BBC. Alex has written professionally since then. His stage work includes the Offie Nominated ‘All In a Row’ and the West End Transfer of ‘Silk Road’. The Guardian called his work ‘lively, compassionate and darkly humorous’ and The Times ‘Sharp witted, effortlessly engaging and surprisingly sweet’. Alex co-created the award winning web series Match Not Found. His BBC4 Radio drama ‘Our Liam Of Lourdes’ won pick of the week and he has a feature film currently in development. 


Alex moved back to the North East in 2019 and lives by the beach in the Northumberland while dreaming of travelling throughout Europe.

Kuan-Yu Chen

Artistic Director 

Movement explorer, somatic practitioner, workshop leader, improviser and mum. 


Born in Taiwan. Kuan is interested in looking into daily life movements such as walking, breathing and stretching. The things we do everyday — the rhymes of conversations we have with ourselves and people; and the interactions between other life forms or objects. She observes and practices being with the present moment as her way of tuning with herself and the outside world. She believes movements exist in any forms, moving or stillness. She loves creating and holding space for whoever loves to dance. 


Kuan came from strict dance training and found her love of freedom through contact improvisation in University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana during her study there. After university, Kuan has performed, choreographed and taught in New York, Hong Kong and now based in London. Recently, she has a new meaning of life as she became a mum. Dancing with her little ones brings her much joy and inspiration. Family and community means more than ever to Kuan. She would love to gather and support people who need creative spaces to dance and be in their joyful selves. 

Cristina Garcia

Co-Founder 2013-2015

Cristina Garcia Revilla (Truth pathfinder and life free improviser)


born in Spain. Initially, her social vocation and concern about human matters urged her to start her career as an Occupational Therapist giving her a holistic understanding of the human being.


A graduate in Audiovisual Communication and Advertising & PR from University of Salamanca (Spain), she has been working in media for more than five years as a production coordinator in Spain and the UK.


Cristina is always curious about different matters in life, she followed every opportunity she had to explore new horizons. Her passion to travel and discover new cultures led her to move to London in 2012. This city became a melting pot where all the angles of her life suddenly matched.

In March 2013, Cristina co-founded Dandelion Collective.

In 2015, Cristina moved to Portugal to pursue her calling to a life in nature and faith.

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