Jorge Crecis

Jorge holds a degree in Sport Sciences and studied contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. After working as a professional dancer for different companies throughout Europe, he taught as a full-time lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) for four years. In 2012 he founded Jorge Crecis|SQx, becoming an award winning choreographer, leading workshops internationally and coaching professional companies such as Akram Khan Company, DV8, Punchdrunk and Rambert. His work has been performed in main theatres around the world: from the prestigious New York City Centre (USA), to the avant-garde 798 District in Beijing (China) or Sadlers Wells and the Royal Opera House in London (UK). His latest creation for the company directed by Carlos Acosta has been awarded as the best dance piece presented in Cuba in 2017. In 2014 Jorge co-founded min tala, a Pan-Arab dance company that uses contemporary dance as a peacekeeping, personal and professional development tool in areas of conflict in the middle East. In 2018 Jorge was awarded a PhD by Goldsmiths (University of London) for cutting-edge methodology to locate and train stage presence.

Hagit Yakira

Israeli choreographer Hagit's training commenced at the Music and Dance Academy in Jerusalem, Israel. After qualifying as a Dance Movement Therapist in 2004, she relocated to London where she completed an MA in European Theatre Dance (2005), followed by a PhD in Choreography at Trinity Laban. Hagit founded Hagit Yakira Dance Company in 2007 and has since gone on to tour the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Israel. So far she has created eight works for her company, two of which were awarded first prize for 'Oh Baby' in the 'Kajaani Choreography Competition', Finland 2009, and second prize for 'Somewhere between a self and another' in the 'Burgos New York Choreography Competition' (New Dance Trend Category), Spain 2007. Hagit is a guest choreographer and teacher in many dance companies and institutions around the UK, Europe and Norway.

Fabio Liberti

Fabio Liberti graduated from Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy in 2004, and has since danced at Conny Janssen Danst, Stadttheater Hildesheim (Germany), Stadttheater Saint Gallen (Switzerland), AIEP-Ariella Vidach (Italy) and Danish DanceTheatre (Denmark). As a choreographer he received several prizes, including 3rd prize at Copenhagen International Choreography Competition 2013 (Denmark) and the Critic Award at Hannover International Choreography Competition 2014 (Germany) with the piece Blinking which became part of Danish Dance Theatre’s repertoire; 1st prize at the International Choreographic Contest Warsaw Zawirowania Dance 2016 (Poland) with the piece Let’s Du-et; 1st prize at Skopje DansLab International Competition 2017 in Skopje (Macedonia) and 2nd prize at Solo Dance Contest in Gdansk (Poland) with the piece Solo for Real; and recently 1st prize at Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition 2018 (Holland) and Norrdans Prize by artistic director Mira Helenius Martinsson for the piece Don’t, kiss. Fabio’s independent works have been performed at numerous venues and festivals in Europe and he was commissioned to create pieces for Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark), Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (Texas), Mainfranken Theater Würzburg (Germany).