Dancer: At the end we begin

Iris is a dance artist from Barcelona. She started in the dance academy Ramon Sole in Barcelona and continued her training at Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. After graduating she joined VERVE, the Postgraduate Performance Company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, where she toured through Europe new creations from Efrosini Protopapa, Renaud Wiser, Athina Vahla and Anton Lachky.

She is a collaborator in MicroMacro&Friends with the piece “Rambling’s gonna be the death of me”, with performances in UK and Spain. Since September 2016 Iris joined Kor’sia Dance Company (Madrid), playing a role in the piece “Cul de Sac” and creating a new duet.

Currently she is a dancer in the National Dance Production in Catalunya (Spain), touring with two dance pieces by Roser Lopez Espinosa and Thomas Noone. Her interests range from illustration, dance and to politics. Iris looks at defining her style of dance, challenging her limits, expanding her artistic vision and developing her creativity, and making a positive impact in the society.

Iris joined RCD in 2017, as an original dancer in At the end we begin. 

Sharol Mackenzie 

Dancer: At the end we begin

Sharol's first experience of dance was in her birthplace Swaziland. Moving to England in 2005, she soon obtained a place with Swindon Dance, a Centre for Advanced Training. She joined National Youth Dance Company in 2012, when she performed Jasmin Vardimon’s (in between) on a national tour. Her contemporary dance training progressed and she graduated from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance with a first- class honours degree in 2017.

During her training at Rambert she worked with and performed pieces by a variety of choreographers such as Robert Cohan, Ross McKim. In her third year she performed alongside Rambert Dance Company in Mark Baldwin’s The Creation. Later that year she also performed work by Didi Veldman and Mark Bruce.

Upon graduating from Rambert she worked on short projects with Arielle Smith Dance, Richard Chappell and Mark Bruce before joining VERVE, the Postgraduate Performance Company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (2017-2018). With whom she performed works by Matthew Robinson, Lenka Vagnerova, Hannes Langolf and Sita Ostheimer on a National and European tour.

Sharol joined Richard Chappell Dance in October 2018 for the Autumn tour of At the end we begin.

Francesco Migliaccio

Dancer: At the end we begin

Francesco Migliaccio is originally from Naples, Italy. In 2013 he moved to London in order to train at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, graduating in 2016 with a First Class honours degree. In 2017 he completed the Postgraduate Programme at London Contemporary Dance School. At Trinity Laban he had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Zoi Dimitriou, Gary Clarke, Kerry Nicholls and Valerie Preston-Dunlop. Furthermore he attended work experience placements with Theo Clinkard, Limón Dance Company, Batsheva Ensemble, Phoenix Dance Theatre, and Candoco Dance Company.

During his second academic year Francesco was selected by the BBC for the filming of the documentary “Dance Rebels: A Story of Modern Dance”; where he performed works by Wayne McGregor and Lea Anderson. In the same year he choreographed for the exhibition Spaces, Contexts, Habitats at Palazzo Biscari in Catania.

In 2016, Francesco performed in Tanhaüsser choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon at the Royal Opera House.

Since graduating, Francesco has worked with James Wilton Dance, MoveMe, Jose Agudo, Sung-im Her, KDV Dance Ensemble in collaboration with Box Artists Management for the U.K. Music Video Awards and visual artists such as Susan Hefuna, Alexis Zelda-Stevens, Megan Broadmeadow and Eddie Peake. With Eddie Peake he had the possibility to perform in Relinquish for Frieze Art Festival and to take part in the video installation Real Soap at White Cube.

Francesco works for KIN Space in Berlin as performative art researcher and he is one of the co-founder of Haus Of Anxiety, a queer performance art collective. This is his first tour with RCD.