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, which is a moving and honest depiction of how the pandemic has affected our mental health. Previous projects include The Great Thames Disaster, which toured Kent and South East London in 2017-2018. Daisy collaborates with artist Nicola Flower and since 2015 the pair have developed a number of projects that bring together their practices of dance and visual art.
Daisy is a dancer with Loop Dance Company, a Kent based contemporary dance company creating original work by exciting choreographers. Loop’s recent work includes ‘Hanging Heavy’ by Artistic Director Nina Atkinson and ‘Ports That Pass’ by guest choreographer Sivan Rubenstein. In 2017 Daisy toured ‘STEAM’ with the Urban Playground Team, a company fusing dance, theatre and performance parkour to create dynamic outdoor performances.
Daisy is a lecturer in Contemporary Technique at Bird College Conservatoire of Dance and Musical Theatre, teaching on their Degree and Diploma Courses. Daisy works for Trinity Laban across their Learning and Participation Department, including their Centre For Advanced Training Programme (CAT Scheme).
Daisy has recently taught at Guildford School of Acting and University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, delivering a ‘Movement for Actors’ sessions.
Daisy trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, before joining Transitions Dance Company at Trinity Laban, graduating with an MA in Dance Performance.