Marina Collard is an independent dance maker, dancer and teacher. She is interested in collaborating with artists from different disciplines and has a long-term creative partnership with film maker Tom Paine. She has worked with dance artist Kate Johnson on a commission from TripSpace Projects in collaboration with the Hayward Gallery and created a silent/movement version of Terry Riley’s In C for the Kronos Quartette in collaboration with Tony Thatcher. Other artists and collaborators include composer Paul Newland, photographer Rachel Cherry, filmmaker Tony Wadham and lighting designer Michael Mannion. Marina has performed with Dog Kennel Hill Project, Gill Clarke, Siobhan Davies Dance Company, Carol Brown Dances, CandoCo Dance Company, Joe Moran and Florence Peake, among others.
Marina has extensive teaching experience in professional and educational settlings. In 2015 and 2016 she mentored young choreographers at Gati Summer Dance Residency in Delhi, India where she also performed her solo Still Going. Marina has taught professional classes and company classes both nationally and internationally. Marina regularly teaches at Independent Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance and London Contemporary Dance School. Other institutions where she has worked include Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Central Saint Martin’s (Design for Dance Module), Centre National de Dance Contemporaine (Angers, France).