RICHARD CHAPPELL

Richard Chappell is an internationally renowned choreographer and performer. In 2013, he formed an ensemble of dancers to act as a platform for his choreographic research and touring activities by engaging with artists and audiences through full bodied and emotionally fuelled movement and interdisciplinary collaboration. 

From 2013-2016, Richard developed and toured his inaugural double bill IRIS and The Vast Rocks.  From 2017, Richard created his first full length work At the end we begin through Studio Wayne McGregor's FreeSpace programme, before two years of extensive touring. Most recently, the company has been commissioned by the Royal Opera House and The Linbury Trust to create a new work called Still Touch, in collaboration with renowned sculptor Anna Gillespie. 

As a guest choreographer, Richard has created works for Stuttgart Ballet, English National Ballet, Frontier Danceland (Singapore), Trinity Laban's Transitions Dance Company, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore), BalletWorks, Chichester University, YDance (Scotland), Dance City, Dance in Devon and the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain. Richard has lead choreographic workshops for School of the Arts Singapore, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, ArtEz Institute of the Arts (Holland) and Lasalle College of the Arts, amongst others.

Richard is a past Discovery Artist at Pavilion Dance South West, Resident Artist for Dance in Devon, Spark Artist at the Pegasus Theatre and Royal Opera House Young Creative. His professional training consisted of the Royal Ballet School's Associates program, Tring Park School  and BA(Hons) from Rambert School.