Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performer. Please see James Wilton page for biography.
Sarah Jane Taylor, Rehearsal Assistant and Performer
Sarah trained at London Contemporary Dance School where she performed works by Siobhan Davies, Merce Cunningham, James Wilton and Matthew Robinson. In her final year Sarah performed as part of LC3, touring nationally and internationally. Since graduating Sarah has been performing and teaching as part of James Wilton Dance in his works ' The Shortest Day' ( including performances at Sadler's Wells as winner of the 2010 Global Dance Contest), 'Cave', 'inCycles', ' Growing Divide', ' Falling Unknown', ' On the Slate', ' Road to Victory', 'Last Man Standing' and ' LEVIATHAN'. Recently Sarah has appeared in a fashion/ dance film for designer Erevos Aether and was danced for the tale Brin Bent and Minno Marylebone, an iPad app based on a graphic novel. Between January and April 2012 Sarah danced as a guest artist with Tanzkompanie der Oper Graz, Austria. In 2012 James Wilton created the solo 'inCycles' on Sarah, supported by the BBC Performing Arts Award. In 2013 Sarah was rehearsal assistant for James Wilton's creation of 'The Rite of Spring', commissioned by Oper Graz. Sarah was a dancer and assistant to James Wilton for his commission for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, including performances at The Millennium Stadium and Wembley Stadium. In November 2014
Harlan graduated London Contemporary Dance School in 2013. Since then he has worked with James Wilton on the opening ceremony of the RLWC 2013 before joining the company for the 2014 tour of Last Man Standing. He has also worked with Springs Dance Company for their show Journey of the Magi.
Sam trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Whilst training at Northern, Sam worked with choreographers including Andile Sotiya (Phoenix) and Hagit Yakira. Outside of the course Sam worked with Daniel Phung (Rationale) at Breaking Conventions: Back to the Lab. Sam has a keen interest in Gymnastics, Capoeira, Cheerleading and BreakDancing, and represented BCA (British cheerleading association) at several international competitions and was awarded national champions in 2015. James joined James Wilton Dance in Summer 2016 for the creation and tour of LEVIATHAN.
Michael trained at London Contemporary Dance School, where he worked with choreographers including Richard Alston and Jorge Crecis, graduating in 2012. Since then he had worked with multiple choreographers including James Wilton, Katarzyna Witek, Tom Dale and Riccardo Buscarini. Michael joined James Wilton Dance in 2012 and has since performed in Wilton’s works ‘Cave’, ‘On the Slate’ and ‘Last Man Standing’ both nationally and internationally. He is interested in choreography and especially in blending theatrical texts and contemporary dance and his work has been performed in London and in other venues across the U.K. Michael also has a keen interest in Martial Arts and Yoga.
Born in Montgat, a village near Barcelona, Joel started dancing at the aged 8 in Oriol Martorell’s school, combining dance and music studies. At 12 he joined Institut del Teatre, where he discovered contemporary dance and worked with many teachers and choreographers including Marcos Morau and Nicolas Ricchini. In 2016 he joined VERVE the postgraduate company at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. After graduation Joel joined James Wilton Dance in Summer 2017 to tour both LEVIATHAN and Last Man Standing. Photo credit: Berta Contijoch
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