Meet Our
Current Company Members

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Laura Bodner

Laura Bodner, is a dance artist of mixed heritage from an Austrian and Columbian background, which has influenced her interest in dance performance, choreography and design. This  led her to enter a  BA(Hons) degree 'Diverse Dance Styles’, with IRIE dance theatre, where she has studied Contemporary, African and Caribbean traditional folk dances alongside  different urban dance styles. 

 

Influenced by her mixed heritage she has developed her creativity, musicality, discipline and logical thinking to  create work.  She is interested in the art related areas of photography and film making and  is currently developing her work as a choreographer and creative director.

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CLIODHNA ELLIN  
 

Cliodhna is a dance artist from London, currently in her third year of dance training. Coming from a ballet and contemporary background, she trained at Trinity Laban for the first year of her degree and has spent the last two years developing her skills in a range of diverse dance styles at IRIE! dance theatre.

 

Cliodhna wishes to continue training in African and Caribbean dance styles in the next part of her journey alongside developing her choreographic language incorporating her various stylistic and academic interests. 

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AISHA SANYANG - MEEK
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ADRIANA PINO
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TIANNA WILLIAMS -POWELL

Tianna is a 3rd Year student on the BA in Diverse Dance Styles Course at IRIE! dance theatre.

 

Previous performance includes: Beck Theatre Company: Grease, High school Musical, Fame, Annie Jr., Robinsons Fruit Theatre Trust Company: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Pantomime), We will Rock You, Flash dance and Earthbound (Dance Recital).

 

Beginning training at the age of 10 with a musical theatre background, Tianna has worked alongside professional theatre companies as well as creatives from different backgrounds.

 

Training includes: jazz, tap, ballet, kizomba and a fusion of urban, contemporary and Caribbean and African dance styles, she intends to finish her degree and build her creative profile as both a performer and independent artist, fusing both her knowledge of diverse styles from IRIE! and former training at the University of Chichester conservatoire. Tianna would like to secure an agent in order to advance her career.

 

Tianna is currently determined to learn Bharatanatyam and Kathak derived from Classical Indian dance which she intends to pursue in India.

Aisha is a dancer and poet originally from Bristol now based in London. Her interest in dance, acting and writing began at a young age until she began formal dance training at aged 19.

 

In 2018 she completed an Access Higher Education Course in Contemporary dance at ‘Northern School of Contemporary Dance’. She then went on to study her undergraduate degree in Diverse Dance at IRIE! dance theatre in 2019.

 

Through her training at IRIE! dance theatre, Aisha has developed her technique in traditional African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Urban dance styles, as well as developing her own movement language. It has been through her training at IRIE! that Aisha has further deepened her passion for moving and speaking intuitively. She intends to continue exploring her interests in acting, voice, freestyle movement and film and combining these mediums into her practice(s).

Adriana Pino is originally from Spain and based in London since 2013. She is passionate about Dance, Fitness and Mind-Body therapies; her goal is to excel and connect the three of them. 

 

She is a versatile Dancer influenced by Diverse styles of dance. Starting from Ballet at the age of 4, furthermore Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Salsa, Afrobeat's and House. She is currently studying a BA (Hons) Diverse Dance Styles at IRIE! dance theatre where she trains in Contemporary, African and Caribbean Traditional and Urban Dance forms. 

 

At the age of 16, she started her career in the fitness industry and became an exercise with music instructor. Once she moved to London, she became a personal trainer, Zumba instructor and more recently an Animal Flow instructor.  Her mission is to promote a healthy mind and body lifestyle, be creative in all aspects of life and help others to achieve goals with her knowledge and experience. 

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