Faye Stoeser

Faye Stoeser is a contemporary dancer based in London and trained at London Studio centre where she received First Class Honors Degree. She recently attained a First for her Masters with Rambert2. During Rambert 2, Faye worked with choreographers such as Benoit Swan Pouffer and Ohad Naharin and continues to work with Rambert as a guest artist. Faye is currently freelancing working with Richard Chappell Dance, Agudo Dance Company as well as working commercially with credits including Toyota, Vogue Italia, Selfridges, and Adobe. 

Alongside Faye's career in contemporary dance, she participates in the Ballroom Scene where she specialises in New Way Voguing. She has gained international recognition, winning many prizes, teaching and judging around the world as well as receiving the title of Princess of the Iconic House of Revlon.  

Faye has been a close collaborator of RCD since 2017, performing as a cast member in At the end we begin (2017-18), As Above, So Below (2019), Still Touch (2021) and Infinite Ways Home (2021). In 2022, Faye will feature in the cast of Infinite Ways Home

Tia  Hockey

Tia was born and raised in Cairns, Australia. She later completed a Bachelor of Dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she also achieved the RAD Solo Seal Award. Since moving to London in 2016 she has worked with Alexander Whitley Dance Company, James Cousins Company, Richard Chappell Dance and Gandini Juggling.

As Dancer and Assistant to Choreographer with Alexander Whitley, Tia has performed at Sadler's Wells, The Royal Opera House and toured internationally in new creations including 8 Minutes, Noumena, Strange StrangerSpring (with Gandini Juggling), Between Two Fires and Overflow. Such works have involved collaborations with science, motion capture, virtual reality, architecture and juggling. Tia also worked with Hessisches Staatsballett as Choreographer's Assistant for Alexander's new creation, The Butterfly Effect. With James Cousins Company, she has joined creations, lead GCSE workshops for Within Her Eyes and performed underwater for Immersion, a film by Zena Holloway. 

As a freelancing artist she has been involved in a range of other experimental and commercial projects and performed in independent and feature films. Tia first collaborated with Richard Chappell for the creation of a duet with Robert Robinson for BalletWorks, and was an original cast member of Infinite Ways Home (2021).   In 2022, Tia will feature in Heart Land, through BBC Arts Dance Passion's programme. 

Kai Tomioka

Born in 1995, Kai graduated with a first class degree from Central school of Ballet in 2015 where he became a founding member of RCD from 2013-2015. Following graduation he joined the touring postgraduate company VERVE, based at Northern School of Contemporary dance performing works by Anton Lachky, Renaud Wiser, Efrosini Protopapa and Athina Vahla. He then joined 2Faced Dance company, touring nationally and internationally and creating his own work. Following this went on to work as a freelance dance artist with companies such as Southpaw dance Company and Smikle Dance project, before joining Noism1 Dance company, Japan in 2018. Kai spent three seasons with Noism before leaving in August 2019. He worked with Fabula Collective creating a work in Tokyo with artist Travis Clausen-Knight before returning to the UK in September 2021.  Kai continues to develop his own practice and work on building relations between both the UK and Japanese dance sectors. 

Kai has been an active collaborator of RCD since the company's conception, performing in IRIS and The Vast Rocks (2013-14) and Infinite Ways Home (2021), alongside offering rehearsal support and contributing toward's the companies engagement work. In 2022, Kai will feature in Heart Land, through BBC Arts Dance Passion's programme. 

Edd Arnold

Edd was born in Bristol and began to dance through B-boying, guided by Jôel Daniels and Wilkie Branson. From there Edd joined the Centre for Advanced Training at Swindon Dance and the National Youth Dance Company where he worked with Jasmin Vardimon and Akram Khan, before completing his training at Rambert School. After graduating, Edd has performed various repertoires within the UK and internationally; working with TJ Lowe, Jose Agudo and Pascal Merighi before joining Balletboyz in September 2017. Edd now dances with Russell Maliphant Company, touring the production Silent Lines and assisting Maliphant with the 2020 creation on the National Youth Dance Company. Alongside this, Edd is also working on projects with Michael Keegan-Dolan and Thick & Tight.

Edd's first choreographic work, City Petals was a collaboration with artist Hannah Mason. It first showed at the Lillian Baylis Sadler's Wells, and was later shared at a TEDx event. In January 2020 Edd shared his second work, Tulips at The Place Theatre as part of Resolution Festival. Edd assisted Russell Maliphant with the creation for NYDC in 2020, and is currently choreographing a new work for Encore East as a representative of Russell Maliphant Dance Company.  Edd has been an Associate Artist with Swindon Dance since April 2020.

With RCD, Edd was an original cast member of Infinite Ways Home in 2021, and returns to the work in 2022, alongside being a choreographer on RCD's Supporting Acts programme. 

Iris Borras 

Iris is a dance artist from Barcelona. She started 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 Efronini Protopapa, Renaud Wiser, Athina Vahla and Anton Lachky.

Throughout her career, Iris has collaborated with companies in the UK and Spain, including MicroMacro&Friends, Richard Chappell Dance, Kor'sia Compañia de Danza amd Produccio Nacional de Dansa, alongside independent projects for her own creations. 

Alongside her dance practice, Iris is an active visual artist, working regularly in several educational and collaborative projects that are cross-modal and interdisciplinary. For RCD, Iris created supporting visual materials for the work's research and development. 

Since 2017, Iris has been an regular collaborator of RCD, performing in At the end we begin (2017-19) and Still Touch (2019-20). In 2022, she will be joining the cast of Infinite Ways Home.  

Imogen Alvares 

Imogen is a professional dancer and teacher based in London. Raised by classical musicians, she grew up in a household filled with live music and started dancing around the house from a young age. She went on to train at Rambert School, where she gained both her Bachelors Degree in 2017 and her Masters Degree in 2020.  

In 2019 Imogen joined Michael Keegan-Dolan’s company Teac Damsa for the creation and performances of MÁM. The show has since toured internationally and its creation process is the focus of Pat Collins’ feature documentary ‘The Dance’, which was released in October 2021.  

Prior to this, Imogen was a member of Rambert2 with whom she performed works by Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin and Benoit Swan Pouffer. Since then Imogen has performed with companies including Antler Theatre, Second Hand Dance, Jona Dance Company, as well as appearing in music videos, installations and films.

This is her first season collaborating with RCD, performing in both Infinite Ways Home and Silence Between Waves. 

Theo Arran

Theo studied at Rambert and then Trinity Laban graduating with a first class BA Honours in Contemporary Dance. He continued his training at Verve, the postgraduate company of Northern School of Contemporary dance, achieving a Distinction level Masters Degree. 

During his training he had the opportunity to work with artists including Ben Wright, Hannes Langolf, Sita Osthiemer, Matthew Robinson, Ihsan Rustem and Lenka Vagnarova. Since graduating Theo has worked with Humanoove (Didy Veldman), Rendez-Vous (Mathieu Geffre), KOMOCO (Sofia Nappi), Barnaby Booth, Joseph Mercier, Wilhelminaa Ojanen and Mobius Dance. He has also been part of processes and performances with Matthew Robinson, Holly Blakey, Abbott Dance Theatre and Andrea Galvani. 

Theo is also working with his partner Beatriz Bidault on the creation and performance of their work ‘The Shape of a Day’ and teaching workshops and classes to students and professional dancers.

This is Theo's first season collaborating with RCD, performing in both Infinite Ways Home and Silence Between Waves.