Tony Thatcher

Teacher and adviser Artist in Balance
Dancer & Choreographer
Educator
Alexander Technique Teacher

see Tony's educational films on our Youtube channel

Currently
Head of Master’s Program in Choreography Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London

Developing
Alexander-based educational programs for performing artists with Crissman Taylor at Utrecht Conservatory, Netherlands and institutes in other countries

Alexander-based educational programs for performing artists with Crissman Taylor at Utrecht Conservatory, Netherlands and institutes in other countries

Educated

  • As dancer/choreographer at Falmouth School of Art, and Goldsmith's College, England and MFA from Bard College, New York 2001.
  • As Alexander Technique teacher at ATON Amsterdam 1993 under Arie Jan Hoorweg

Prizes

  • Greater London Arts Choreography prize
  • an early prize to study painting in Florence has influenced his work

Dance Company
His company 'Dancework' based in London (with Christine Juffs), allowed him to introduce new American choreographers and teachers into London's developing dance scene (Ruth Barnes, Judith Moss, Susan Alexander, Louise Burns, Lisa Kraus).

European Dance Development Centre (EDDC)
As a founder faculty member of CNDO/EDDC he contributed greatly in helping establish it as a major centre for experimental teaching and performing in Europe (1989 - 2002).

Sample Works
known for his choreography with live music

  • from large ensembles ('De Ereprijs-Holland; 'Muziek Lod'- Belgium),
  • to percussion quartets ('Studs'/Jim Fulkerson USA),
  • electro-acoustics (Christof Hilman - Holland)
  • Trombone (Jim Fulkerson/Hilary Jeffrey/ Joost Buis)