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Dane Hurst

Actor | Dancer | Choreographer

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London

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

About Me

Dane Hurst is a South African born, London based Dancer, Choreographer Actor & Director. He won the Critics Circle, Best Male Dancer of the Year Award in 2014 and received the Spotlight, Best Emerging Dancer of the Year Award in 2007. Since 2004 Dane has performed nationally and internationally with the Rambert Dance Company, National Dance Com... Read More

Dane Hurst is a South African born, London based Dancer, Choreographer Actor & Director. He won the Critics Circle, Best Male Dancer of the Year Award in 2014 and received the Spotlight, Best Emerging Dancer of the Year Award in 2007. Since 2004 Dane has performed nationally and internationally with the Rambert Dance Company, National Dance Company of Wales, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Company Wayne McGregor.

As a choreographer he has received commissions from The Place Prize, Stuttgart International Solo Dance Theatre Competition, Barbican, RichMix, Wilton's Music Hall, DanceWest, Dulwich Picture Gallery and since 2007 has regularly choreographed for Rambert's evening of New Choreography. His work has been performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Linbury Theatre - Royal Opera House, Barbican, Wiltons Music Hall, Peacock Theatre and Lilian Baylis - Sadler's Wells, Wilderness Festival, RichMix, Rose Theatre Kingston and Dulwich Picture Gallery. In 2014 Dane graduated with an MA Choreography from University of Kent and Central School of Ballet. He starred in and choreographed the Aesthetica Short Film Festival's 'Best Dance Film' award winner, 'Primitive' by Director Tom Rowland. He recently choreographed and directed the opera 'Sacred Mountain' by Shirley Thompson, and ‘Citizens of Nowhere by Anna Appleby commissioned by Téte a Téte Opera Festival London 2015 and 2017. He starred and choreographed in the NPO Dutch Television Network premier of 'Voices of Finance' Directed by acclaimed film-maker Clara Van Gool and will appear in Van Gool’s ‘The Beast in the Jungle’ in 2018. Dane joined Company Wayne McGregor for their San Francisco/London tour of 'Atomos' / 'Outlier' and later appeared on BBC 2 in performance for Shakespeare Live! From the RSC with Akala and Nitin Sawhney, 2016. Dane is currently a freelance Choreographer | Actor | Dancer and is Artistic Director of the Moving Assembly Project. Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
MA Choreography / University of Kent / 2012
MA ChoreographyUniversity of Kent2012
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