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NDCWales Presents


During the year, we offer residency opportunities for Welsh or Wales based dance artists. The residency offers free space and professional coaching with NDCWales Artistic Director and accredited coach, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, as well as the chance to show work in progress at the end of the process. The aim is to support professional dance artists to research new choreographic ideas, develop new collaborations or advance work already in progress.

We don’t currently have any space available but will announce when applications are open.

Zosia Jo Headshot

Residency 2019

Zosia is building on her ongoing research into Feminist movement making, using a combination of imagination, anatomy and fantasy to transcend gender identity and reframe feminine sexuality, she hopes to create a solo that is a seed for a wider body of work.

Zosia Jo is a dance artist, writer and maker. Her work is rooted in a desire for connectivity and communication through movement, improvisation and performance. Zosia’s choreographic practice focuses on feminist themes, use of voice and spoken word, connecting to communities and challenging traditional theatrical hierarchies. She has made and shown work in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Brighton, Cairo (Egypt) and across Wales. Originally trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Zosia also holds certificates in Psychotherapy from Spectrum Therapy and in 2018 Zosia completed MA Creative Practice, Dance Professional Practice at Trinity Laban/Independent Dance. She now lives in Cardiff and is a guest lecturer at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, improvisation and choreography teacher at Rubicon Dance and Programming Coordinator at Groundwork. Zosia’s Pembrokeshire based company, Joon Dance, was founded in 2008 with Torch Theatre and combines inclusive community dance with professional performance practice.

Residency 2019

Fusing science and dance to explore what happens when optical microscopy meets movement; Jack will be collaborating with Prof. Paola Borri of Cardiff University School of Biosciences and composer R.SEILIOG of Turnstile Music, to translate research around multi-photon imaging into choreography as a part of their new project OPTO NANO.

Jack trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and works as an independent choreographer, focussing on the meeting point between academic and creative research. He has performed work by choreographers including Matthias Sperling, Anna Williams and Wayne McGregor as well as shadowed different artists and companies, both nationally and internationally, including Henri Oguike, Scottish Dance Theatre, Rafael Bonachela, Ben Wright, Skånes Dansteater and Sydney Dance Company. Jack has created commissioned work for several companies and universities as well as developed and toured choreography with his own collective through support from Arts Council England and Arts Council of Wales. In addition to his work as a choreographer, Jack has taught class and workshops with companies and institutions across the UK, as well as being a dance ambassador for NDCWales. 

Photograph: Dougal Rose

Jack Philp Headshot
Shakeera Ahmun Headshot

Residency 2019

For this residency, I want to further develop my ideas where I have been exploring the themes of community and bond through movement and visual art. Inspired from my upbringing living in the multicultural melting pot of Butetown. I want to share in the space an ambience of warmth and togetherness. 

Born in Cardiff, Shakeera began her dance training at the Rubicon Dance Centre in Cardiff when she was 19 years old. Shakeera then graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School in 2014 where she was involved in works by Sasha Waltz, William Forsythe and Tony Adigun. During her training she also took part in an exchange program at California Institute of the Arts.

Since graduating, Shakeera has been a freelance dance artist based in Cardiff and has performed for Wales Dance Platform and scratch performances at the WMC and the dance house. She is currently working as a freelance dance and visual artist in Cardiff.