Jemima Hoadley

Dance maker

Teacher

Performer

Jemima Hoadley is a dance maker, teacher and performer with over 20 years of professional experience. She is an Associate Artist with Candoco Dance Company, a company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, founded in 1991. Jemima first danced with Candoco in 1999 and then came back in 2013 as a youth dance leader and since then has choreographed, performed and led training, classes and workshops on behalf of Candoco in UK, Italy, Armenia and Georgia.

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Jemima Hoadley

Director/choreographer

Jemima has created and co-created many dance performance projects as a freelancer and with Candoco Dance Company.

Jemima has created and co-created many dance performance projects as a freelancer and with Candoco Dance Company.
In 2017-2018 Jemima was invited to join Metal Culture’s Change Maker Lab, culminating in a day of protest and performance at The Space In Between, Unlimited Festival, London in 2018.
During the Metal Lab she worked with her teenage son Nathan.  Their research explores the otherness of Jemima’s role as a parent / carer and her son Nathan, who has Down’s syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes and an obsession with Romeo & Juliet.  They have been awarded a residency with Metal Culture and support from Independent Dance London to continue to develop their work together.
Between 2014-2018 Jemima was director of Highfliers Training Company in association with Magpie Dance.  Highfliers was a pilot offering training, performance and touring opportunities to gifted dancers with learning disabilities.
Highfliers performed and toured ‘There Were Definitely Swans’ choreographed by Ben Duke of Lostdog Dance.
Jemima’s long term interest in Deaf culture and British Sign Language (BSL) has led her to learn BSL to level 6.
Her experience of working with deaf artists and working as a BSL Communicator with deaf people in colleges and the workplace have led her to be invited to work as a performer for several companies and projects, including Candoco Dance Company on their award winning dance film Unspoken/Spoken  choreographed by Fin Walker in 2018 .
Jemima has performed in this capacity with Moxie Brawl on several of their productions, including History of Ireland and What if Everyday was a Thursday.  Also with Holly Noble Dance on SNOW
Jemima Hoadley – Deaf Access
In 2017, Deaf actress, presenter and access consultant Deepa Shastri and Jemima began a collaboration offering consultancy for dance companies interested in making their works accessible to deaf audiences.  Productions they have worked on together include 2Faced Dance’s outdoor family show Moon (with existing link) and Neon Dance’s installation work Puzzle Creature.

Jemima Hoadley

Teacher

Jemima facilitates dance training and projects in a variety of community and professional settings. She is a co-leader of Cando2 Youth Dance Company and leads many projects for Candoco Dance Company in UK and abroad since 2014.