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.

Nina Atkinson

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 Forbes

Dancer

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. Marie teaches a Limón/ release based class that includes strength work, lengthy movement phrases and focuses on using a range of qualities when moving.

Harriet Parker - Beldeau

Harriet Parker - Beldeau

Dancer

Harriet is a Dance Artist, Performer, Choreographer and Teacher. Central to her work is the belief of standing firmly behind the principles and objectives of the projects in which she is involved.
Whilst at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she undertook a year-long internship with Loop Dance Company and also completed a placement with The Limon Company, New York. At Laban she worked with Choreographers including Simon Vincenzi and Rahel Vonmoos. Harriet obtained her First Class degree and was awarded The Marion North Award for outstanding achievement in performance.

Kiran Chudasama

Kiran Chudasama

Dancer

Kiran began dancing at the age of 19 and completed his degree with a 2:1 from the University of Chichester. He started taking class at Loop on the completion of his degree and has been a regular in class during school holidays. For 6 years Kiran has been a dance teacher and head of department at a busy comprehensive school committed to developing and exploring dance pedagogy enabling students to develop both personal and dance skills. Kiran; now a freelance dance artist has joined the Loop Dance collective as well as working with Maths Dance, teaching for Laban CAT Outreach workshops and Prima Stage School.

Rebecca Thompson

Rebecca Thompson

Dancer

Rebecca began her dance training at West Kent College and went on to graduate with a BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance from Newcastle College’s Performance Academy in 2011. Since joining Loop Dance Company’s Dance Artist Support Programme, Rebecca performed in ‘The Timid Hedgehog and the Forgotten Forest’, Big Dance Medway, and participated in research and development with Maths Dance and Sivan Rubenstein.

Daisy Farris

Daisy Farris

Dancer

Daisy began her training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating with a BPA(Hons) in Contemporary Dance. She then joined Transitions Dance Company and toured internationally works by Lauri Stallings, Tom Dale and Augusto Corrieri. During her time with Transitions, Daisy studied for an MA in Dance Performance. Her thesis was entitled ‘Non-Verbal Communication in Dance Performance’ and this research has become the underpinning for her practice. Daisy now teaches on the Loop Pro Class rotation and is part of the Loop Dance Collective.