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, Clod Ensemble, 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, Italia Conti 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). 

Simone Donati

Simone Donati is a freelance dance artist originally from Italy. After graduating in 2014 from Rambert School in London  Simone worked as dancer with companies and choreographers including Balletboyz, Protein Dance, Contact Dance Company, Mir Dance Company, B'causeDance Company, Russell Maliphant performing works by Ivan Perez, Roy Assaf, Maura Morales, Ivgi & Greben, Antonin Comestaz, Fabio Liberti, Giuseppe Spota, Luca Silvestrini, Francesca Tranter and others. 

Simone started choreographing during his time at Rambert School and some of his creations have been performed at Lilian Baylis studio, Linbury theatre and Cloud Dance Festival in London, Teatro Bonci, Marche Teatro's Inteatro Festival, Musiktheater Im Revier/Mir Dance Company and Respira Festival. He is one of the selected choreographers for OrienteOccidente Residency program in 2023. Simone has taught workshops in organisations and companies around the World such as Ballet am Rhein Dusseldorf, Mir Dance Company Gelsenkirchen, Rambert School,Trinity Laban, DanceWorks, The Place, Santa Barbara University, Alberta Ballet in Calgary, Agora coaching project, Centro ArteMente, Balletboyz, DanzarTeatro Padova, Luz Siedlce, the Evening Space Malta, YGP Italy and others.. 

During his time living in London, he contributed to the development of inclusive dance projects for people with disabilities. Simone is the creator and artistic director of Indomita and co-artistic director of Atmo Music Productions.

Simone was an original cast member for Hot House (2023). 

Aisha Namaani 

Born in South Wales, Aisha was a National Dance Company Wales Young Associate before training at London Contemporary Dance School where she received both a Bachelor and Master in Dance. Upon graduating, she worked for NDCWales as a permanent dancer for five years, performing works by a variety of choreographers both nationally and internationally. These include Marcos Morau, Caroline Finn, Andrea Costanzo Martini, Fernando Melo, Alexandra Waierstall, Fearghus O'Conchuir and more. Since 2022, Aisha has been freelancing, and has worked with Jack Philp Dance and with balletLorent on a variety of productions. She  has facilitated dance workshops in Cornwall.

As well as performing, Aisha has a particular interest to curate and facilitate dance that celebrates dual heritage and her own mixed ethnicity. She has worked closely with National Poet of Wales Hanan Issa, creating a short dance and poetry film 'Ble Mae Bilaadi?' which was selected to represent art in Wales for the Welsh Government's 10th Anniversary as well as studied in South Wales comprehensive schools in 2021. She is passionate about facilicating dance for those with limited access to it, especially for young refugees and young people in rural areas. Aisha is also a qualified Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, and currently studying Advanced Mat Pilates.

Aisha was a supported artist on Richard Chappell Dance's Home Revisited programme (2023). This is her first season as a dancer in the company. 

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

Lois Taylor, Jack Thomson, Ena Yamaguchi, Hannah, Hernandez, Kai Tomioka,  Sharol Mackenzie, Iris Borras, Will Thompson, 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