INTOTO Dance was formed in 1992. The company is creatively led by Artistic Director Sue Booker, with the support from the Assistant to the Artistic Director, Leesa Phillips. INTOTO Dance aims to nurture intelligent dance artists, developing creative artistry and physical and emotional maturity within a professional working environment. The Company remains committed to supporting emerging choreographers whilst continuing to commission work by established figures in the world of contemporary dance and dance theatre. The cast works collaboratively with a team of experienced creatives each year, presenting a limited touring season of evening-long performances across theatres in the UK; and culminating in a finale performance at a central London venue.
Ben Duke is the Course Consultant for the Contemporary Dance professional option at London Studio Centre and INTOTO Dance Company.
“I am delighted to be the course consultant for INTOTO. I have created 3 pieces for the company and with each group I have been struck by their versatility and creative openness. I look forward to contributing to INTOTO in this role and in supporting Sue and her assistant Leesa in their brilliant direction of the company.” - Ben Duke
INTOTO Dance is fortunate to have attracted some of the foremost choreographers in the country who have created new works for the company; including Lea Anderson, Jose Agudo, Mark Baldwin, Kim Brandstrup, Luke Brown, Nuno Campos, Jorge Crecis, Sarah Dowling, Eleesha Drennan, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Darren Ellis, Martin Lawrance, Cameron McMillan, Kerry Nicholls, Gemma Nixon, Henri Oguike, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Wayne Parsons, Arthur Pita, John Ross, Yolande Snaith, Melanie Teall, Dam Van Huynh, Anna Williams, Ben Wright, and Yolande Yorke-Edgell.
INTOTO Dance graduates have gone on to a range of diverse and exciting careers, dancing for national companies including Rambert Dance Company, Richard Alston Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Mark Bruce Company, Michael Clark Company, Punchdrunk and Yorke Dance Project. Others create and direct their own companies such as Olivier and Critics' Circle Award nominee Clemmi Sveaas with New Movement Collective and Headspace. INTOTO Dance equips dancers for successful careers as independent performers and choreographers. Graduates develop thriving careers performing in the west End, in high profile productions for English National Ballet and The Royal Opera and appearing in films by the BBC and Channel 4. Longevity of career is demonstrated by graduates going on to work in arts management, teaching and working as producers, as associates choreographers in the West End and lecturing in Higher Education. This variety of graduate success demonstrates the high levels of technical excellence, creativity, passion and versatility that students develop as part of INTOTO Dance.