Esther Felicitas Huss, born in Germany.
Esther's career as a freelance dancer led her to work for various productions and choreographers such as Aletta Collins, Jacky Lansley, Michael Keagan-Dolan, Ron Howell, Bernadette Iglich, Kate Flatt and many more, including several productions at the Royal Opera House London and TV appearances. During her career as a professional dancer, Esther was continuously involved with other art forms, closely working with musicians, sculptors and actors. She has contributed to stage performances as both a dancer and choreographer, including a production of 'Hairspray', performed at Sadlers Wells, Lillian Bayliss Theatre. In 2012 she was awarded a grant to present work at BIG DANCE.
Esther is passionate about inclusion and the benefits this brings for all involved. She has shared her knowledge of movement across the professional dance sector as well as community groups, day centers and nursing homes. In support of this work she published an article called Whats the point of Community Dance in the National Magazine ANIMATED, published by The Community Dance Foundation.
In March 2013, Esther Co-founded the Dandelion Collective an inclusive dance company, uniting professionals and non-professionals, aiming to empower the individual and encourage an inclusive society. The Dandelion Collective are based in the London borough of Islington, and perform regularly at the New Diorama Theatre in Central London.
Esther is an Associate Artist of the Dance Research Studio founded by Jacky Lansley, award winner of the Jane Attenborough Award for her outstanding contribution to dance.
In January 2019, Esther relocated away from the capital to Northumberland, 20miles north of Newcastle. This geographical move provides the ground for new creative questions and ventures. Esther was awarded a Creative Development Grant by the Arts Council England, supporting her investigation into different artistic approaches across countries, especially Germany and UK, both as a performer and dance maker. This research forms the basis of what is to come next.........