Actual Size Alumni

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Charlotte Fanner

Company Dancer 2018/19

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Archie Bennett

Company Dancer 2018/19

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Maisie Fawcett

Company Dancer 2018/19

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Chloe Horsburgh

Company Dancer 2018/19

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Alejandro Cabello Montez

Company Dancer 2018/19

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Lucy Jennings

Company Dancer 2018/19, 2019/20

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Becky Lee 

Company Dancer 2018/19, 2019/20

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Laura Brown

Company Dancer 2018/19, 2019/20

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Kajsa Sundström

Member 2016/17, 2017/18, 2019/20

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Lucie Mornet 

Company Dancer 2018/19, 2019/20

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Erin Winter

Company Dancer 2018/19

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Claudia Tonietto

Artistic Director 2017/18

Claudia has trained in Ballet since a very young age and later on discovered Contemporary Dance that has now become the style she most identifies with. She has been a member of ASDC since 2014 and she is now taking on the role of Co-Artistic Director, after coming back from her placement with Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance. She is looking forward to working with the company members, discovering and exploring everyone’s movement languages and developing choreographic work together with them. 

After graduating, she would like to maintain her performance and choreographic practice, while at the same time working on producing and managing events.

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Isobel Bloomfield

Artistic Director 2017/18

​Isobel came to study dance as a hobby in her early teens and she has since developed a love of varied social and folk dance styles. As a member of Actual Size since 2015, she is excited to be taking on the role of artistic director for her final year after returning from her placement at South East Dance.  She is looking forward to creating choreographic and performance opportunities for the members in 17/18, and providing the chance to work with professional choreographers. 

In the future she hopes to study at postgraduate level, with a focus on dramaturgy of performance. 

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Adrianna Michalska

Artistic Director 2016/17

Adrianna Michalska graduated from Surrey in 2017, and co-directed the company alongside Josie Phelps. 

At Surrey she focussed mainly on Contemporary and Contemporary African techniques, but also developed a particular interest in contact improvisation. Adrianna has gone straight into being an Assistant Producer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

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Anna Clark

Member 2017/18

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Molly Eyre

Member 2015/16

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Jack Curtis Leakey

Member 2014/15, 2016/17

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Sophie Knowles

Member 2016/17, 2017/18

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Natalie Roberts

Member 2015/16

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Toni Hesketh

Member 2016/17

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Felipe Pacheco 

Member 2018/19

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Elodie Lafosse

Member 2014/15, 2015/16

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Matina Economidou

Member 2015/16, 2016/17

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Hannah Finnimore

Artistic Director 2019/2020

Hannah has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern and contemporary.

Hannah joined Actual Size to explore choreography in a supportive and creative environment and to develop her performance skills, as she hopes to have her own dance company in the future. Hannah as performed in Hofesh Shecter and East London Dance's collaboration project EAST WALL and is now  currently on placement with Hofesh Shecter Dance Company where she has the opportunity to develop as a working artist. Actual Size wish Hannah the best of luck and look forward to welcoming her back 2019/20.

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Kai O'Halloran

Artistic Director 2019/2020

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Immy Balhatchet

Company Assistant 2019/2020

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Josie Phelps

Artistic Director 2016/17

​Josie graduated in 2017, after 4 years at Surrey, and co-directed the company in 16/17 with Adrianna Michalska. At Surrey Josie learnt many techniques.

Her main passions being Ballet and Contemporary African Dance. 

Looking towards the future she plans on being a teacher and starting her own independent school.

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Daniela Cassiano

Artistic Director 2015/16

Daniela graduated in 2016 after 3 years at Surrey, and co-directed ACDC with Olivia Kerr in her final year. 

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Olivia Kerr

Artistic Director 2015/16

​Olivia graduated in 2016 after 3 years at Surrey, and co-directed ACDC with Daniela Cassiano in her final year. 

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Michelle Mutuleasa

Artistic Director 2018/19

Michelle has been a competitive Ballroom and Latin dancer since turning three having successes Nationally and Internationally. After taking a year long respite from competitions Michelle wanted to expand in the field of dance bringing her to study BA Dance at GSA, University of Surrey discovering Contemporary Dance. Having performed in HOFESH SHECTER's and East London Dance in the EAST WALL project she has developed a passion for choreography and performance. Obtaining the privilege of working under choreographer JOSEPH TOONGA Michelle is inspired this year to create a platform for diversity in dance on stage by exploring everyone’s individual movement languages using customary art forms. Her aim is to invigorate the members to strip back and tap into the deepest emotions; a part that is rarely accessed in modern life.

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Gabija Čepelytė

Artistic Director 2018/19

Gabija was a member of Actual Size in her first year at Surrey 2016/17. Originally a Hip-Hop dancer, she enjoyed being part of Actual Size, and felt her "uniqueness" was appreciated and not suppressed saying the company gave her "the ability to explore the alliance of different styles." Now Co-directing Actual Size Gabija wants to expose members to same level of diversity. Incorporating a layer of different training for contemporary dancers in order to encourage bodies to move in ways they've not yet allowed themselves to. Through strong dynamic changes, musicality, movement and choreographic choices Gabija wants the audience to feel like they want to join the dancers on stage.

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Mary Adams

Company Assistant 2018/19

​Mary became a member of Actual Size in 2017 when she began her BA Dance studies at GSA. Actual size helped to boost her confidence and provided her with new ways of moving and thinking about the body. Going into her second year Mary is looking to have more involvement and responsibility within the company, hoping to become artistic director in the final year of her degree. Mary is contemporary trained yet has engaged in a variety of different styles throughout her training hoping to create an interesting variation of movement in her own style of dance she can continue to develop in her career and future training.

Mary is now the Actual Size Company Assistant as Mary is interested in learning about the administrative and management work of Actual Size developing her knowledge and skills around this and so preparing for final year when Mary would like to be an artistic director of Actual Size.

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Felipe Pacheco 

Member 2018/19

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Elodie Lafosse

Member 2014/15, 2015/16

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Matina Economidou

Member 2015/16, 2016/17