Jemima Hoadley is an independent dance artist based in London. She is a dance maker, teacher and performer with 20+ years of professional experience. Jemima enjoys collaborating with other artists to create work and lead projects across the UK and internationally.
Jemima 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 rejoined the company in 2013 as a youth dance leader. Since then she has choreographed, performed and led projects for Candoco in UK, Italy, Germany and South Caucuses.
Jemima is a Trainee Sign Language Interpreter (BSL), working in a variety of settings including community, professional, education and theatre. Candoco supported Jemima in her interpreter training with a vision of fostering in-house experience and expertise in Deaf access.
Jemima has created and co-created many dance performance projects as a freelancer and with Candoco Dance Company.
In 2017-2019 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.
Jemima facilitates dance training and projects in a variety of community and professional settings. She leads many projects for Candoco Dance Company in UK and abroad since 2013, including the youth programme. It was Jemima's work with Candoco's youth programme that made her discover a love for teaching and in 2014 she became director of Highfliers, a dance training company for dancers with learning disabilities. Highfliers was a pilot training programme and company enabling a group of gifted dancers with learning disabilities to access high level training and performance opportunities. The company toured works made in partnership with Ben Duke and Stopgap Dance.
Jemima is a qualified Pilates teacher since 2005 and enjoys teaching in the community.
In 2019 Jemima began a collaboration with ALSO Festival, teaching movement and dance and leading stretch sessions at their live and digital festivals, including ALSO 2020, the UK's first Covid compliant festival and the largest legal UK gathering in 2020.