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A graduate of London Contemporary Dance School, Freddie Opoku-Addaie is a critically acclaimed performer, choreographer and Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella. Freddie’s Ghanaian heritage informs his art practices through which he references disparate movement styles, folkloric themes and structured choreography to make witty, conversational and affecting work.

Freddie is a former recipient of the Robin Howard Commission, One Dance UK (Dance of the African Diaspora), Trailblazer Fellow/Champion (co-curating their annual showcase events at the Place in 2016) and Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House/ROH2 (2009-12).

In March 2021, Freddie Opoku-Addaie was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella where he was Guest Programmer for the festival during a three-year initiative from 2016-2019. Freddie has also held the post of Senior Lecturer in Dance at University of East London.