A North West based Dance Artist whose interests lie in; performance, creation and working with people using dance as the medium to explore and to teach. Studied dance at Liverpool John Moores University, and continued her professional training through 12 Degrees North Graduate Dance Company. She has worked with; Alesandra Seutin, Antonia Grove, Gary Clarke, James Wilton, Filip Van Huffel, Jo Ashbridge and Lisi Perry. Lauren creates her own work and collaborates with Lizzy Ryder to make work as Elipsis Dance Theatre. She is an experienced teacher at both college and higher education level.
Studied a degree in music, dance and drama at Bretton Hall (University of Leeds) from 1980 – 1983, then furthering her contemporary dance training at the London Contemporary Dance School. She has an MA in Educational Theatre and was Head of Dance and Programme Leader for MA courses at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) from 1998 to 2010. She was appointed Senior Lecturer and Head of Dance and Performing Arts at the University of Chester, where she currently teaches. Evelyn has worked with; David Massingham, Matthew Bourne, Janet Smith, Tamara McLorg, Frank McConnell, and Royston Maldoom. She has been guest artist with Scottish Dance Theatre, co - director of Antics Dance Company, and founder member/company dancer of Wayne McGreggor's Random Dance Company.
Paige Edge Photography
Paige Edge is a professional performance and events photographer based in North West England, with photographs featured in the Liverpool Echo, Outlet Magazine, the Wirral Globe, and other publications and websites.
However, it is Paige’s particular focus on portraiture in performance theatre which brings her photographs to life. She believes the detail captured in an individual’s body movement or facial expressions presents a richer representation of their personality and mood, or mood of their performance.
After meeting enCompass Collective during a performance at University of Chester in 2014, Paige started working with the directors on various photography and design projects for the company; incorporating Paige’s style of explorative portrait photography to demonstrate enCompass Collective’s talent and company values.
The University of Chester
enCompass Collective are the in house professional dance theatre company in the performing arts department at The University of Chester.
Performing Arts is based at The Kingsway Campus, and is dedicated to education and performance of Dance, Drama, Music and Performing Arts.
The department has a team of committed and industry active staff, who believe in creating the best possible atmosphere of support and encouragement for students. With access to professional and industry standard facilities.
Gavin Wayte - Composer
Shelley Owen - Choreographer
Matthew Harrison-Lord - Live Artist
LAVERACK - Performance & Visual Artist
Anna - Vassago Film
Manchester Dance Consortium
Simon Knighton - Composer
David Edwards - Photography
Frances Heap - Costume