Julie Cunningham launched her newly formed company in 2017.
Julie Cunningham & Company made its debut at the Barbican with an expressive double bill about gender and identity.
From then, new works have been presented at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Southbank Centre and Dance Base in the context of the British Council Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Julie Cunningham is the Leverhulme Choreography fellow at Rambert.
Julie Cunningham has worked professionally as a dance artist for fifteen years performing both nationally and internationally. After training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London Julie worked with Ballett der Stadt Theater Koblenz, Germany, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and the Michael Clark Company Julie has worked on projects with Boris Charmatz for Musee de la Danse.
Julie is a guest teacher at Trinity Laban, Zurich University of the Arts, has taught dance masterclasses in the UK, Europe, America, and Brazil and has assisted in staging the work of Merce Cunningham for American Ballet Theater and Rambert. In 2014 Julie was awarded “Outstanding Modern Performance” at the Critics Circle National Dance Awards for ‘New Work’ with the Michael Clark Company.
Julie is currently the Leverhulme Choreography Fellow at Rambert and is part of the dance artist/curator mentorship program through Siobhan Davies Dance. Julie has created new work that has been performed at The Place, Dance Base Edinburgh, Tramway Glasgow, Siobhan Davies Studios, Wilderness Festival and the National Theatre River Stage.
Julie has been nominated for the Critics Circle National Dance Awards 2016 as emerging artist for choreography.
Harry was born in London and graduated from Bird College in July 2010 after his initial training at Italia Conti. He joined the Michael Clark Company in August that year, performing throughout Europe, multiple US cities as well as Melbourne, Japan and Brazil; also opening the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2015. In addition, Harry has been involved in photoshoots for various fashion magazines, appeared in Duncan Campbell's Turner Prize winning film 'It for Others' and performed at the opening night gala for 'Savage Beauty' at the V&A alongside Kate Moss. Harry has also worked with Icon Dance performing in London, China and New York. Harry also appeared in 'McQueen the Play' at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Harry has worked with Julie Cunningham & Company with Guts, To Be Me, We Shall See the Sky and Returning.
Originally from Worthing, Hannah began her training at Nicola Miles Theatre Studios. She furthered her training at Trinity Laban, Centre for Advanced Training and Central School of Ballet as part of their Pre-Senior course. In 2010, Hannah moved to London to continue her training at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, graduating in 2013. While at Rambert Hannah performed in Mark Baldwin’s The Right of Spring at The Royal Opera House, and alongside The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford Upon Avon and at The Edinburgh International Festival in their production of A Midsummer's Dream... As You Like It at the Kings Theatre.
As a freelance dancer, Hannah has worked with Gerrard Martin Dance and Hannah K Vincent Dance Company on various productions throughout 2014-2015. Alongside this, she has worked more commercially on various films and music videos for artists such as Vaults.
Hannah has been working with Julie Cunningham since Autumn 2015 performing in Guts, To Be Me, We Shall See The Sky and her most recent work Returning.
Born in the U.K., Alexander Williams started his full time training at The BRIT School of performing arts and technology, thereafter furthering his training at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance.
While at Rambert, Alexander worked with choreographers and companies such at Christopher Bruce CBE, Darren Ellis, Renaud Wiser, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Sagi Gross, Arielle Smith-Jones and Impermanence Dance Theatre.
After graduating Alexander joined Julie Cunningham & Company, premiering new works Guts, To Be Me, We Shall See The Sky and her most recent work Returning.
As Sound Designer: The Last Hotel (St Anne’s Warehouse, NYC); Much Ado About Nothing, (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); The Suicide (National Theatre); Peppa Pig’s Surprise (Fiery Angel, UK Tour); The Edge, As You Like It, Elegy, 1001 Nights (Transport); All My Sons, Of Mice & Men, Deep Blue Sea (Watermill Theare); One Arm (Southwark Playhouse); State Red (Hampstead Downstairs): The Summerbook, Twas the Night Before Christmas (Unicorn Theatre); Ballyturk (Land mark Productions & National Theatre); Cuckooed (Traverse); Bravo Figaro (Traverse and UK Tour); Wolfschild, Twice Upon a Castle (Wildworks); A Christmas Carol (Northampton Theatre Royal). As Associate Sound Designer; Chimerica (West End) Tristan & Yseult (Kneehigh); Misterman (Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts); The Convict’s Opera (Out of Joing UK Tour).
Awards: Winner of Best Sound Design, Irish Time Theatre Awards 2014 for Ballyturk by Enda Walsh.
JOHN by DV8 Physical Theatre (Lyttelton - National Theatre, NT Live & International Tour), Goldie & The Heritage Orchestra - Timeless (Festival Hall, Bristol Harbourside), Michael Clark (Glastonbury Pyramid Stage), Once Upon a Castle - Castle Site Specific (Gassbeek, Belgium), Michael Clark’s The Barrowlands Project (Closing of the Cultural Olympiad, Glasgow), Stella McCartney & Erdem Green Carpet Challenge (Wallace Collection & The Royal Institute, London), No Sweat (Cirque en Chantier Paris, The Curve, Den Hagg & Touring), Spectre - James Bond Premier (Royal Albert Hall), Batman V Superman Premier (Leicester Square), Ed Sheeran (Odeon, Leicester Square), Cyrano Du Bergerac, Crushed Shells & Mud (Southwark Playhouse), Live Transmission - Joy Division Re Worked by The Heritage Orchestra (Royal Festival Hall, Bre- men and Touring), Tim Key (Duchess Theatre, Soho Theatre & Touring), Money the Gameshow (The Bush Theatre & Touring) Snow Queen, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Diary of a Nobody, Travels With My Aunt (Royal Theatre, Northampton), Top Girls, A Slight Ache, The Lover, Under Milk Wood (The Mercury Theatre, Colchester), Twelfth Night, From a Jack to a King, Dick Barton (The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Speakout (English Touring Opera), Henry V (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Diva in Me (Brighton Pavilion, Green- wich Theatre).
Stevie is formerly one half of the innovative and influential fashion design label Bodymap – now works with top creative names in fashion, music, film and advertising as a costume, set and production designer and a fashion stylist. She began collaborating with Michael Clark in 1984, creating memorable costumes for many of his productions. Other theatrical collaborations include costume design for Jan Willhem Van Den Bosch’s Mother Courage and her Children for Graeae Theatre Company and costume design for The Importance of Being Earnest directed by David Fielding at The Bristol Old Vic.
Film credits include production designer and costume designer for Ruby Blue directed by Jan Dunn featuring Bob Hoskins and Josiane Balasko; costume designer for Baillie Walsh’s Flashbacks of a Fool starring Daniel Craig; and costume and production designer for Jan Dunn’s The Calling. Stevie has also designed costumes for several international music tours including Kylie Minogue’s KYLIEX2008 world tour and previous Showgirl and Homecoming international tours, as well as The Circus Starring Britney Spears 2009 Tour. She collaborated with William Baker to design and produce a men’s swimwear and underwear line, B Boy, and also designs and consults for leading Italian fashion houses. She has most recently been working with Robbie Williams on his music videos.