Loop Dance Company is the resident dance company at The Brook Theatre in Chatham.

The Artistic Director, Nina Atkinson, and six dancers create contemporary repertory work, often working with internationally renowned guest choreographers. Loop also has an extensive dance education programme, for people who have never danced before, to professional dancers who want to perfect their skills. The company is supported by a team of administrative staff and a board of trustees. Click on each image to read more about each Loop member.

Nina Atkinson

Artistic Director

After completing 3 years training at LABAN, Nina went on to form Loop Dance Company. As Artistic Director of Loop, Nina has worked with many well know choreographers including Filip Van Huffel, Jonzi D and Yael Flexer. She has created many works for Loop including site specific, site sensitive, installation and film based work with both professional and community performers. In addition she has led and overseen many community, youth and educational dance projects.

Marie Forbes


Marie started her dance training as a member of Medway Youth Dance Theatre after which she went to Middlesex University and gained a BA(hons) in Dance Studies, as part of her degree she also completed a number of modules in Mathematics. Marie joined Loop Dance Company as a dancer in 2001 and is now the finance officer for the company. Marie also teaches for The Place and is the Dance Artist Educator for Siobhan Davies Dance...

Portrait image of Harriet, wearing a white blouse, with gold hoop earrings, and a gentle smile as she looks off to the side.

Harriet Parker - Beldeau


Harriet is a Margate based dance artist, maker and improvisor. Graduating from Laban with The Marion North Award for outstanding achievement in performance, her practice is now centred around authentic movement and playful performance.

Daisy Farris


Daisy is a contemporary dancer and choreographer working in London and the South East. She is artistic director of Daisy Farris Dance Collective (www.dfdcollective.co.uk), a contemporary dance theatre company, creating work that holds collaboration and participation at its heart. Daisy is passionate about engaging new audiences in contemporary work and is currently developing her latest show These 4 Walls...

Becca Townsley

Dancer & Marketing Manager

Becca is a dance artist, movement facilitator. She is the Marketing Manager and Board Secretary for Loop. A Loop Dance Artist Support Program (DASP, 2015) graduate whom joined the Loop Dance Collective. Currently, her practice is exploring the balance between motherhood and movement, through 'Rebuilding

Clarisse Roud


Clarisse ROUD, is originally from Switzerland. She is a performer, choreographer and teacher currently based in London (UK) and working internationally. First joining Loop in the R&D of Hanging Heavy, choreographed by Nina Atkinson. Clarisse is attested by the NYU Steinhardt to teach Limon's technique principles and she is certified Mat Pilates Instructor...

Effie McGuire Ward


Effie McGuire Ward is a contemporary dance artist based in Milton Keynes. She undertakes work as a performer, choreographer and teacher across community dance, educational and professional settings. Effie trained at Stella Mann College and Northern School of Contemporary Dance...

Hayley Reinprecht


Hayley is qualified dance teacher and personal trainer. In 2016 joined the DASP (Dance Artist Support Programme), with Loop Dance Company, and since then has been a practitioner for Loop. During Lockdown, she continued to develop her dance teaching skills and expertise in Graham Technique through taking part in the Graham Teacher Training Intensive Online course. Most recently, Hayley completed her Masters in Education, and specialist training in SEN, and currently teaches Loop’s Open Contemporary Class on Thursdays, at The Brook.