Womxn SRSLY TEAM
Grace Nicol is a choreographer, activist and founder and Artistic Director of Womxn SRSLY. Her artistic practice has a particular focus on object-body relations and materiality, investigating juxtapositions and associations of objecthood and bodies to explore movement within socio-political contexts. Grace’s choreographic work has been shown at The Place, CentrE17, The Yard, Guest Projects, Hackney Showroom, the V & A Museum and has toured nationally and internationally, winning a Stockholm Fringe Award in 2015.
To develop her work with WS further, Grace provides mentoring for female artists and university lectures, most recently working with Falmouth University and on the MA programme at ArtEZ. Grace is currently an Associate Artist at Dance Research Studio, member of Chisenhale Dance Space and completed her MA in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School in 2018.
Holly Beasley - Garrigan
Holly is a Choreographer, Theatre-Maker, Performer and Movement Director with a background spanning theatre, dance, music and live art. She likes making anarchic work for unusual spaces and audiences; specialising in devised, site-specific, immersive and inter-disciplinary performance. Previous acclaim includes a Scotsman Fringe First Award & MTN Innovation Award for Fine Chisel’s Dumbstruck (2013); ThreeWeeks Editors' Award for Fine Chisel’s Edinburgh Season (2012); Best Collective Award for The Flanagan Collective’s Adelaide Season (2016); Vault Festival Outstanding Contribution Award for The Guild of Misrule’s The Great Gatsby (2017). Holly is currently developing her first solo work, Opal Fruits.
Becky is a London based dancer and choreographer. Companies she has worked for include National Theatre & Marianne Elliot, Eddie Peake at the Barbican, Company Decalage, Marion Motin (FR), Holly Blakey, Ragner Kjartansson, Brigel Gjoka and she is featured in videos and commercials for Dior, Klyne, Dua Lipa, iD and Chanel, River Island, and Take That. She was selected by Hofesh Shechter in 2016 to create a piece for East Wall Warm Up produced by East London Dance and Hofesh Shechter Company and has performed her works Exhibit F, Severed Dreams and RodaDoras at venues around the UK.
Alice White is a London based dance and arts lover. Having graduated from Trinity Laban in 2015, Alice currently works in arts Press and Communications as well as creating and performing work. Alice’s choreographic and film based work has been shown at Old Market Theatre, Victoria & Albert Museum, Trinity Laban, Swallowsfeet Festival, Brighton Fringe, Resolution at The Place and other venues across the UK.
Claudia Palazzo is an artist and dancer working across the intersections and contradictions of dance, performance art, alternative cabaret, and film using her body as a responsive site to her environment and territory. Her work exists somewhere between the nightclub, gallery, and street and focuses on the live experience as a place for highly charged connections.
Claudia is often preoccupied with, how to move through, deal with, process and oppose systems of violence.
As a dancer and performer Claudia has presented her work internationally in a wide variety of contexts and has spent a long time on the club scene.
She has worked with Eddie Peake, Franko B, Complicite, Ann-Liv Young, Jamila Johnson-Small/Last Yearz Interesting Negro, Carlos Motta, Cyberdog, Clod Ensemble, Sinead O’Connor, Lucy McCormick, Marisa Carnesky, Michael Dean and many others. She is a member of queer performance and activism collective SPIT, Artist and Dancer in residence at GROW Tottenham, and a panel member and stage manager at Womxn SRSLY.
Valerie Ebuwa is a freelance dance artist, writer and model based in London. She started her training at Lewisham College before obtaining a BA HONS degree from London Contemporary Dance School. Amongst others she’s recently worked with; Vincent Dance Theatre, Clod Ensemble, Holly Blakey, Eddie Peake, Tom Dale and Rhiannon Faith. As well as her blog, Valerie writes for I am Hip Hop magazine; a printed and online publication championing Hip Hop culture.
Treacle Holasz is a theatre and live arts producer, working across; dance, circus and music and with organisations such as The Place, Middlesex University and the Royal Opera House. Treacle also makes work as an artist, preoccupied with the ideas of ‘Sexuality and Power’ her work is rooted in dance and theatre, playing with dark humour, sensual movement and vibrant hyper visuals. When Treacle isn’t changing the world with art or ‘making things happen’, she’s creative director and dancer at The Meyer Dancers London’s 1960s Go Go & 1970s Disco Dance-Sisterhood.