Janis Claxton

Choreographer Janis Claxton is based in Edinburgh where she is Artistic Director of the multi-award winning contemporary dance company Janis Claxton Dance. Originally from Australia, Janis works internationally as a choreographer, movement
director, teacher and producer. As well as for Janis Claxton Dance she has choreographed for Beijing Dance/LDTX, Scottish Opera, National Dance Company of Wales, Dantzaz Contemporary Dance Company, Beijing Dance Academy, DPAC (Malaysia), and many more. She has worked as a Movement Director for Lung Ha, Grid Iron and Back to Back Theatre Companies and Sichuan People’s Art Theatre. Janis Claxton Dance latest and highly acclaimed work POPUP Duets (fragments of love), was presented as part of the 2016 Made in Scotland Showcase at National Museum of Scotland and made its international debut at the 2017 Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival in Taiwan. The work will have a US premier at the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival in 2018.

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