Choreographer, Performer, Teacher

Alethia Antonia (They/her) is an independent choreographer, performer, teacher and researcher who incorporates a variety of movement practices, music, singing, and academic frames to explore ideas of self-authoring feminine blackness and decolonisation within contemporary dance. Through their artistic practice, they aim to present narratives, develop methodologies and provoke discussions around individual and collective experiences of Black women and non-binary individuals, that move away from stereotypical representation or existing in a place of invisibility. Alongside Alethia'sprofessional activities, they are a part-time PhD student studying at De Montfort University with a Midlands4Cities studentship.

To date, their choreographic work has been presented in theatre (The Place, DanceEast, Lilian Baylis) galleries (UTA Artist Space,LA and Centre Pompidou,Paris) outdoors (National Theatre Riverstage, London Gallery Weekend) and in film contexts (Phoenix Dance Theatre, Sadlers Wells Digital Programmes). Their research has also been supported by institutions such as Akram Khan Company, FABRIC, NSCD, Yorkshire Dance and Leeds Dance Partnership. Alongside Alethia's choreographic work, they are also an established performer who has worked with Russell Maliphant Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, James Cousin Company, James Wilton Dance and Theo Clinkard, amongst others, and guest lecturer for conservatoires, professional companies and youth dance schemes around the UK.

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