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Noora Kela (rehearsal director)

After studying at Sibelius-lukio in Helsinki, Finnish-born Noora enrolled into The London Contemporary Dance School where she completed her BA honours course with First -class degree.

Her performances include Aida and La traviata for the English National Opera. She worked with the Henri Oguike dance company from 2004 till 2007 performing nationally and internationally. She joined the Shobana Jeyasingh dance company in 2009 and still collaborates with her on different projects. She has also worked with choreographers as Liam Steel, David Bolger, Jonathan Lunn and Nigel Steward and Bim Malcomson.

In 2011 Noora worked in Belgium for Cie-13 for their production of Havamal, choreographed by Rosa Mei. Also during this year she worked for Tupac Martir and his production of Nierka, choreographed by Fernando Hernandez Magadan of NDT. She has also appeared in few commercial projects such as Counterpoint for Sky Arts 3D, choreographed by Shobana Jeyasingh and Cheryl Cole's music video Three Words. The latest production was Henri Oguike's V4 (Vivaldi 4 seasons) rehearsal and creation project in 2012.

Sunbee Han

Sunbee Han

Sunbee is from Seoul, South Korea. Winner of the prestigious Dong-A National Dance Competition in 2009, Sunbee studied Contemporary Dance at Han Yang University where she received a BA and MA in Dance  and a full academic scholarship as Valedictorian of the Arts Faculty.

She was lead dancer in Seoul's acclaimed Garimda Dance Company for four years. V4 with Henri Oguike Dance Company is Sunbee's first project in the UK.

 

Rhiannon Morgan

Rhiannon started as an international level figure skater but after seeing Pina Bausch’s  Palermo, Palermo decided to pursue a career in dance. She trained at The Rambert School Of Dance and is currently completing her Masters degree at London Contemporary Dance School.

Rhiannon, has had the opportunity to dance both abroad and in the U.K with Nigel Charnock  (DV8), Volcano Theatre Wales, Cocoon Dance Company Germany, Nicholas Vladyslav (Sidi Larbi Company) Belgium  and Akram Khan for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. This is her first season dancing for Henri Oguike and she’s very excited to be able to perform such challenging work.

Edward Lloyd

Edward Lloyd

Born in Stockton-On-Tees, Edward began his dance training in freestyle and acrobatics before joining Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2009 where he performed works by Robert North, Kerry Nicholls and Martha Graham. In 2011 he performed Itzik Galili's A Linha Curva with Rambert Dance Company and recently collaborated with Wayne Sleep for David Hockney's latest exhibition- A Bigger Picture. He joined Oguike Dance Company in February 2012.

 

Wayne Parsons

Wayne was born in St Albans, England and graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a first-class Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Contemporary Dance and a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance.  Straight out of this training, Wayne earned an apprenticeship at Richard Alston Dance Company (RADC). From this launchpad, Wayne has gone on to work for some of the biggest names in contemporary dance. He has performed major roles in choreography by Mark Baldwin, Hélèn Blackburn, Stijn Celis, Kevin Finnan, Itzik Galili, Jacopo Godani, Wendy Houstoun, Martin Lawrence, Stephen Petronio, and Stephen Shropshire.

Wayne’s long-term engagements as a performer include five years of domestic and international touring with National Dance Company of Wales (NDCWales), and a return to RADC for four tours, including Richard Alston’s 40th Anniversary Season, which was hosted at Sadler’s Wells. In 2011 Wayne moved to Australia on an invitation by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela to join Sydney Dance Company. Wayne has also worked with Motionhouse Dance Theatre, Yorke Dance Project, SmallPetitKlein, The Van L Dance Company, Joe Moran Dance, Kim Brandstrup, and Oguike Dance, and was part of DanceLines under the direction of Wayne McGregor. Wayne has also been the recipient of an Arts Council of Wales grant and the Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship.

Throughout his performance career, Wayne has also developed his choreographic practice. His most recent works include the duet Meeting, which was premiered at The Place Theatre, London as a part of Resolution! 2013, and Assemble, which was made for Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company in 2012. In 2008, Wayne created and danced the solo Visiting Then for NDCWales. Preceding this commission, he choreographed Publicly Private Me and Chrysalis, which were toured by NDCWales in 2007 and 2006, respectively.

Wayne teaches classes and workshops to students of all ages and abilities. Recent teaching includes undergraduate technique classes and choreographic workshops at London Contemporary Dance School, Trinity Laban and London Studio Centre, and professional company classes for DV8 Physical Theatre, NDCWales’ and Ballet Cymru. Wayne also teaches regularly for The Place’s open professional classes. He joined Oguike Dance Company in January 2013.

 

Teerachai Yaun Thobumring

Yaun is from Thailand. He started to dance at the age of 19 before taken BA programme at London contemporary Dance School in 2008, where he recieved Charlotte Kirkpatrick Award for demonstrating exceptional potential as a male dance artist in 2010.

After training at LCDS Teerachai has worked with James Cousins for Resolution 2011, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for the Film Anna Karenina 2012, Akram Khan for the London Olympic Opening Ceremony, Shobana Jeyasingh for Classic Cut 2012 tour and he joined Oguike Dance Company in February 2012.