Faye Stoeser

Faye Stoeser's career as a dance artist spans from contemporary dance sector, to the commercial industry, to underground battle scenes, working for many years as a dancer and now also choreographing and rehearsal directing. She studied at London Studio Centre and went on to join Rambert 2 where she completed her MA receiving distinction. Faye's performing credits include Rambert, Ohad Naharin, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Itzik Galili, Agudo Dance Company, Julia Cheung, Dickson Mbi, Keneish Dance as well as working commercially with credits including BBC, Years & Years, Kylie Minogue, Jax Jones, Sam Smith, and campaigns for numerous brands. 

As a choreographer Faye's credits include INTOTO, London Studio Centre, Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company, as well as premiering her own work 'Splice' in 2023 co choreographed with Hannah Ekholm. Commercial choreography and movement assistant credits include: Marc Jacobs, British Vogue, Saul Nash, Woolmark, Zara Larsson.  

Alongside Faye's career she participates in the Ballroom Scene where she specialises in New Way Voguing and is part of The 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 (2021-23) and Hot House (2023). From 2022, Faye began working as RCD's Rehearsal Director. 

Tia Hockey

Born in Cairns, Australia, Tia completed a Bachelor of Dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Since moving to London in 2016 she has worked a as a dancer, rehearsal director, choreographer's assistant and collaborator with several companies and artists including Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Hessisches Staatsballet, James Cousins Company, Gandini Juggling, Saju Hari Dance, Nua Dance, Corey baker Dance and Edd Arnold. She has toured extensively with premieres at Sadler's Wells, the Royal Opera House and a number of other venues and festivals both regionally and internationally. Tia has also been involved in immersive theatre shows, multidisciplinary productions, feature films, music videos, collaborations with fashion and architecture and other experimental projects creating and performing with versatility, using her diverse background of contemporary, acrobatics, aerial harness wirework, jazz, tap, ballet, commercial, underwater work, outdoors/site specific works, and with VR, AR and motion capture technologies. Tia is interested in the collaborative nature of dance creations and endeavours to continue expanding the possibilities of research and connections across other art forms.

Tia has collaborated regularly with Richard Chappell Dance since 2018, working on research with Balletworks, and as a cast member in Heart Land (BBC Arts) and Infinite Ways Home (2021-23). 

Jack Thomson

Born in York, Jack is a dancer, photographer and film maker. He graduated from the Rambert School and has since worked with choreographers Alexander Whitley, Shobana Jeyasingh, Shelley Maxwell, Kate Flatt, Mark Baldwin, Stina Quagbeu, Gwyn Emberton and Redha Benteifour. In addition he has performed works by Ohad Narhin, Blanca Li, Itzik Galil, Willi Dorner, Caroline Finn and Justin Peck to name a few. 

He has danced for companies including Phoenix Dance Theatre, English National Opera, The Royal Opera House, and worked on projects with Tate Modern, Issey Miyake, Hermes, Maison Margiela, Swatch, Walt Disney Studios, BBC Proms, ABBA, Sam Smith & Calvin Harris. 

As a film-maker, Jack has been commissioned to make works for Random Acts (Channel 4) and New Creatives (BBC arts). 

Jack has worked with Richard Chappell Dance periodically since 2016 both as a dancer and photographer and is delight be rejoining the cast of Infinite Ways Home this Autumn. 

Sharol Mackenzie

Sharols first experience of dance was in her birth place Eswatini. Moving to England in 2005 shecontinued to dance, graduating from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2017with a first class honours degree. Upon graduating she joined Verve, the post-graduateperforming company of Northern school of Contemporary Dance (2017-2018). With whom sheperformed works by Lenka Vagnerova, Hannes Langolf, Matthew Robinson and Sita Ostheimer ona National and European tour. 

Since finishing Verve Sharol has worked with a variety of different companies such as MatthewBournes New Adventures, Mark Bruce Dance Company, Thick and Tight, Attic Projects, EddArnold and Punchdrunk. As well as being a dance artist Sharol is a certified yoga teacher. 

Sharol has worked with Richard Chappell Dance since 2017, performing in At the EndWe Begin (2018-19), Still Touch (2020-21) and Infinite Ways Home (2021-23).

Lois Taylor

A risk taker and ambitious for the potential of dance to expand the way we think and feel, she creates space, opportunity and an invitation for others to engage in dance, seeing the world as studio, making space and performance arena. Lois has works as performer, choreographer and workshop leader. She founded Attik Dance, and has lectured at Plymouth University and Falmouth University. she is founder and co-director of Dance Centred CIC, running a busy programme of creative dance practice in Cornwall and is an established mentor for dance artists, contributing to the development of dance in Cornwall and the Southwest.

Her work is described as " building a bridge for people with your approach to the arts together with your love of life and sense of humour".

Lois is a Board Member of Richard Chappell Dance and this is her first season collaborating with the company as a dancer for Vast Rocks Revisited.

Juan Sánchez Plaza

Juan Sanchez Plaza, is a Professional Dancer, choreographer and teacher from Spain, who has been based in London for  five years. He has worked with Agudo Dance Company, Tom Dale Company, Persona Collective, Flute Theatre alongside co-funding and creating his own work with Nomad Dance Collective, touring ''The Renegade Master'', ''D(US)T'', and ''Nomades'' in the UK, Spain, Germany and Ecuador. 2021-2022. 

Juan is as well a Certified Yoga Teacher by the Yoga Alliance and he is currently finishing his university studies of Environmental Sciences in the UNED. Juan graduated at SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in 2018, after graduating in the Professional Conservatory of Dance in Valencia -Spain in 2014.

This is Juan's first season collaborating with RCD, as an original cast member for Hot House. 

Past Ensemble Dancers 2013-23

Simone Donati, Ena Yamaguchi, Hannah, Hernandez, Kai Tomioka, Tia Hockey, Sharol Mackenzie, Iris Borras, Will Thompson, Jack Thomson, Edd Arnold, Imogen Alvares, Theo Arran, Josh Attwood, Joey Barton, Francesco Migliaccio, Chew Shaw En, Shaun Lim, Faye Tan, Rob Anderson, Sabrina Gargano, Emma Farnell-Watson, Jordan Ajadi, Maddie Shimwell, Olivia Roach, Alice Shepherdson, Mica Bradbury, Fiona McGee