Joan Clevillé (he/him) is a choreographer, director, writer and curator based in the city of Dundee and since April 2019 the Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre.

Born in Barcelona, he combined his dance training at Elise Lummis’ La Companyia with studies in Humanities at University Pompeu Fabra. He worked internationally as a dancer and rehearsal director for seventeen years in companies across Europe, including Scottish Dance Theatre, Collective Endeavours, Lost Dog, Dog Kennel Hill Project, the Ballet of the Graz Opera, the Choreographic Centre of Valencia, and Ballet Carmen Roche (Madrid).

Following his interest in choreography, he completed an MA in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School in 2012, and subsequently presented his solo work Achiles II at Resolution!

In 2015, he created his own independent company, Joan Clevillé Dance, presenting his first full-length work at The Place and receiving a commission to create his second piece: The North. Both works were presented extensively across the UK, Europe and Argentina and were selected as part of international showcases such as British Dance Edition, tanzmesse nrw, and the Made in Scotland Showcase.

In April 2019, Clevillé became the Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre, Scotland’s flagship contemporary dance company. Since then, he has continued to collaborate with The Place, including the commission of Antigone, Interrupted as part of the Rural Touring National Dance Initiative and his family creation, Pirates!

“London Contemporary Dance School and The Place have played a crucial role in the development of my artistic practice. They have provided me a home at every stage of my choreographic career, offering me invaluable support and an exhilarating environment to grow as a dance maker”