IRIS BORRAS

Dancer: At the end we begin, Still Touch

Iris is a mover and a visual 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 by Efrosini Protopapa, Renaud Wiser, Athina Vahla and Anton Lachky.

She has toured internationallly, performing in ‘Cul de sac’ by Kor’sia Dance, ‘The Flock’ by Roser López Espinosa (Producció Nacional de Dansa 2018), ‘Many’ by Thomas Noone (Producció Nacional de Dansa 2018), ‘The disappearing act’ by Renaud Wiser Dance, ‘Glitch’ by Patricia Okenawa, and willl perform in ‘OBC Dances Ravel’ under the direction of Antonio Ruz and Zoi Tsokanov with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra in the upcoming season.

Iris is also a collaborator in MicroMacro&Friends with the piece “Rambling’s gonna be the death of me”, with performances in UK and Spain.

She is deeply interested in creativity and in the use of different artistic medium (ranging from the movement of the body to drawing, painting and woodburning) and has been involved in several educative projects. She looks forward to keep on researching on tools to develop creativity and making a positive impact in society.

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

Sharol Mackenzie 

Dancer: At the end we begin, Still Touch

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, Still Touch

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 2018 he completed the Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School with Distinction. 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, Richard Chappell Dance, Bastard Assignments, Susan Sentler, Antonio Branco & Riccardo Tarocco, The Waldorf Project and visual artists such as Susan Hefuna, Alexis Zelda-Stevens, Megan Broadmeadow, Eddie Peake, Hannah Perry, Pablo Bronstein, Andrea Canepa, Sylbee Kim, Andrea Galvani, Liz Glynn, Josiah McElheny and Joan Jonas. This is his second year working with RCD. 

Shaw En Chew

Dancer: Silence Between Waves 

Chew Shaw En is a dance artist from Singapore. Dance immersions and other platforms have led her to dance in Taiwan, Barcelona, London and Korea before she began formal dance training at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts where she has worked with local and international choreographers such as Richard Chappell, Lucy Marinkovich, Mel O'Callaghan, Lee Mun Wai, Lim Fei Shen, Kevin Wynn and Ezekiel Oliveira. While on exchange to SUNY Purchase College she co-initiated 'The Happening' - a recurring sound, lights and movement exploratory event. 


Upon graduating in the summer of 2018 she has performed in M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival, as a project dancer for P7:1SMA, and had her choreography 'komastai' staged at The Esplanade. She just completed an extended internship at Frontier Danceland Company where she performed with the company for a season doing works by Deborah Nightingale née Galloway; Sascia Pellegrini and Low Mei Yoke. 

This is her first season with Richard Chappell Dance. 

Faye Tan 

Assistant Choreographer and Dancer: Silence Between Waves 

Faye was born in Singapore and has trained at the Singapore Ballet Academy, School of The Arts Singapore and the Rambert School (UK), where she received the Charlotte Kirkpatrick Memorial Award in her second year. In the UK, she had the pleasures of working with Richard Chappell, Theo Clinkard, Denni Sayers, Vanessa Cook, Christopher Bruce, Robert Cohan CBE and Simeon Qsyea and Ivan Blackstock, performing in varied spaces such as the Royal Albert Hall, National Portrait Gallery, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Lillian Baylis Studio Theatre, Linbury Studio Theatre and terrace house-turned-gallery, Safehouse 2. Her choreographic works and independently produced dance-films were also shown in several theatres and festivals throughout the country.

As a member of VERVE, the postgraduate company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK, 2015-16), she performed around Europe and the UK in works by Anton Lachky, Athina Vahla and Efrosini Protopapa. In 2016 she was a part of Micromacro & Friends, an independent performance collective, collaborating on Rambling's gonna be the death of me which was performed at Yorkshire Dance and the town square of Figueres, Spain, as part of Agitart Festival.

As a full-time artist at Frontier Danceland (SG, 2016-2019) she performed in works by Shahar Binyamini, Neus Gil Cortes, Thomas Lebrun, I-Fen Tung and other international choreographers. She also regularly teaches, and has performed in many outreach performances at schools and public spaces in Singapore. Her choreographic commissions in Singapore include a co-creation with Richard Chappell for Frontier Danceland's annual triple-bill in May 2018, a piece for the graduating and upper years at School of The Arts Singapore and annual works for the M1-Frontier Danceland Pulse Programme, a year-long contemporary dance training programme for youths at Frontier Danceland which she mentored and ran as Programme Coordinator from 2018-19. For the past two years, she has also worked closely with Hwa Wei-An to assist with the organisation of Paradigm Shift, a contemporary dance battle event in Singapore which brings together dancers of all genres in the country for two days of exchanging and learning.

Shaun Lim

Dancer: Silence Between Waves

Shaun started dancing late in secondary school, but he has grasped every performance opportunity since. His first contemporary dance performance was in the works of Benedict Soh and Kuo Naiyu (Taiwan) in Dance Horizon Troupe’s 10th anniversary production in 2011. 

His interest in contemporary dance was further developed under the guidance and encouragement of Marcus Foo of NTU Contemp{minated}. Under NTU Contemp{minated}, he performed in Triple Bill 2014, Propulsion 2015 and The Black JukeBox, where his movement vocabulary was extended in the works of Marcus Foo, Yarra Ileto and Foo Yunying. 

Whilst training at LASALLE College of the Arts, he has performed in works by local and overseas choreographers such as Christina Chan, Kuik Swee Boon, Barbara Matijević (Croatia), Aymeric Bichon (France) and Martin Schick (Switzerland). Besides school productions, he has performed in M1 Open Stage for the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2017. He was also in an understudy capacity in T.H.E company for the work Invisible Habitudes, choreographed by Kuik Swee Boon. 

Shaun aspires to continue expanding his movement vocabulary and quality and this is his first project with RCD.