Join In with Dance

From Autumn 2022 we are offering a new dance and movement ensemble at Fortismere Performing Arts Centre.


Open to all ages and abilities, we welcome anyone interested in movement. The classes will respond to two musical works (Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland and a newly commissioned piece, Night Dances by Thomas Gregory), and will build towards a performance with live orchestra.

The focus of the classes is not technical, but rather devising and developing choreography, exploring different movement languages, and working within a group to achieve a dynamic and dramatic performance.


If you are interested in joining in, there is a taster session on 20th June (7-9pm) in Fortismere Music Block. Register interest by clicking here.


Simone Pinchera

Choreographer, Night Dances by Thomas Gregory

Simone Pinchera is an Italian dancer & teacher from Rome who started dancing age 9 at the Rome Opera House's Dance School. He went on to study at the highly acclaimed National Dance Academy in Rome and in 2015 he graduated with the highest possible achievement in classical ballet dance, with the maximum vote (110 with honour/110). Simone has performed many ballets including “The Nutcracker”, “The Sleeping Beauty”, “Petruska” amongst others with the Rome Opera House's ballet company.


Luis Gallo Mudarra

Choreographer, Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland


Luis Gallo Mudarra is a movement director, choreographer and researcher who has been working in dance, theatre, opera, site-specific, research and education for more than 20 years. Luis trained at Trinity-Laban. From 2005-2013 he worked as part of an ensemble of international artists/researchers known as ‘The Quick and The Dead’ to develop ‘Core Training’, a practice-based research project moving beyond text based forms of actor training.