Esther Felicitas Huss, born in the Black Forest, Germany.
In January 2019, Esther relocated away from London to the small hamlet of North Blyth in Northumberland. This geographical move provides the ground for fresh creative ventures. Esther was awarded a Creative Development Grant by the Arts Council England, supporting her research into creative processes, and her own personal methodologies when making work. Following a week-long trip to Ireland, spending time with world-renowned choreographer and director Michael Keegan-Dolan, Esther is now venturing into developing her own work, most recently collaborating with Northumberland based Visual Artist Claudia Sacher.
Currently based at the Miner's Welfare Institute in Cambois, she enjoys making work in the heart of her local community in a beautiful yet long-unused dance space. From summer 2021 she will run dance workshops from the building.
Since graduating in 2003, Esther's dance career involves both performing on stage to making work, with a passion for improvisation and interdisciplinary work. 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.
Esther is co-founder of the inclusive dance company Dandelion Collective, based in the London, regularly performing at the New Diorama Theatre in Central London. The company continues to run under Esther's artistic direction.
Esther 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.