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MEET THE TEAM

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 Maya Waghorn


Dance Artist (Magical Minds) 

Maya (They/Them) is a multidisciplinary performer and arts facilitator, who graduated from a BA Drama and Theatre Arts degree from The University of Birmingham in 2022.

 

They regularly train with the award-winning UK hip hop dance company Boy Blue Entertainment, as well as continuing their development in contemporary, tap, jazz and other street dance styles. You can also catch Maya at the Watford Fringe Festival at the end of September performing their own musical theatre singing concert!

 

Maya teaches at Aviv Dance Studios in Watford, and has gained extensive experience as an arts facilitator with companies including Motionhouse, Northfield Arts Forum and Kidzania London. 

 

Championing the joy of movement and the benefits of the performing arts for wellbeing, Maya is really excited to be bringing the Magical Minds performance and workshops to so many primary schools, to allow so many children the chance to engage with the project.

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Florencia Riverti


Dance Artist (Magical Minds)

Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator

Florencia Riverti is a freelance dance artist and performer. She was born in Argentina and began her dance studies in Barcelona. She graduated in 2021 London Contemporary Dance School (BA).

 

Florencia is based in London and is interested in improvisation into performance and working on interdisciplinary projects as a dancer-performer. Facilitating dance in different communities has always been a big part of Florencia’s practice. She is very excited to begin her journey with Truefitt Collective and keep learning about mindfulness and well-being. 

 

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Natalie Watson

Dance Artist (Magical Minds) 

 

Natalie Watson is contemporary dance artist based in Hampshire. Natalie graduated from Chichester University with BA and MA in Dance.  Since then, she has gone on to perform and work with a number of different national companies and choreographers such as, Genevieve Say, Fluid Motion Theatre Company, Grace Willow and Made By Katie Green. 

 

Alongside dancing professionally, Natalie teaches and choreographers for a range of educational and community settings. She specialises in dance theatre, storytelling through movement and placing dance in both traditional and unconventional performance spaces.

 

I am passionate about using dance for positive social change. Therefore, I am excited to be part of this project because I want to help young audiences develop their understanding of just how beneficial dance can be in looking after their wellbeing.

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Kitty Pilgrim Morris 

Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator

Kitty is entering the final year of her BA Hons at London Contemporary Dance School. For Kitty, dancing is a mindful practice in itself that now feels integral to her general and mental wellbeing; it feels more important than ever as a way to connect, share and learn with others while experiencing a joy like no other. To be able to share this approach with others is an honour for Kitty, who believes the work of Truefitt Collective is crucial.

 

Kitty was a Royal Opera House Young Creative in 2019, and has previously choreographed several full-length amateur musicals. Within her degree, she has worked with choreographers such as Eva Recacha, James Cousins, Richard Alston and Anthony Matsena. After graduating, Kitty would like to perform and choreograph socially conscious dance theatre works that are all at once "meaningful, absurd and inclusive". 

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 Kelly Horne


Magical Minds Tour Assistant and Dance Teacher
 

Kelly is a freelance choreographer, movement director and movement and dance teacher based in Bedfordshire. She received her BA (Hons) in Dance making and performance from Coventry University in 2016. Then in 2019 she received her MA in Theatre Arts from Middlesex University.

 

She has previously worked with organisations such as The Habbit Factory, Flux Dance Theatre, Pursued By A Dragon Theatre Company and AWA dance charity. 

 

“I have such a joy and passion for dance and movement which I would love to share and pass on. I hope that through this project we can inspire and encourage others to discover the powerful properties that dance has on enhancing mindfulness and wellbeing”.

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Rachel Laird

Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator

Rachel is from Scotland and has lived in London for the past five years working as a freelance artist. She has trained at Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School where she gained her Postgraduate Diploma, Trinity Labanwhere she gained her BA (Hons) degree and prior to this at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance. 

 

Since being freelance Rachel has performed for The English National Opera in their production of Orphée and Peut-Être Theatre (children's dance theatre) touring their work SHH...Bang! And Tidy Up to China.  

 

Rachel joined Truefitt Collective in 2019 as a performer for their new work "We Never Arrive", has trained as a Dancing Mindfulness facilitator and is a Dance Artist for Magical Minds. 

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Hattie Harding 

Freelance Producer 
 

Hattie is a freelance producer and dance artist working at Siobhan Davies Studios in arts administration. She is endlessly curious about movement and passionate about inclusion and using the arts to transform, so she is very excited to join Truefitt Collective to continue their work within schools as a Freelance Producer on the Teacher in Residency project.

 

Hattie also produces for VI.SA. Dance Project, a female duo looking at themes of identity and resistance, and EQ Dance Co., whose work is focused on mental health.

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Daisy King 


Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator 
 

Daisy graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2022 and works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher. They have a passion for inclusivity and accessibility which can be seen at the core of all their work, and they are excited to further expand their practice through Truefitt's inspiring ethos.

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Charlotte Bennett


Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator
 

Originally from Birmingham, Charlotte is a freelance dance artist based in East London. Whilst training at local dance schools and at the CAT scheme in Birmingham, she volunteered assisting classes which is how she developed a love of teaching. 

 

Charlotte completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity Laban, graduating in 2021 with first class honours, going on to join Jasmin Vardimon Company 2. Since graduation, Charlotte has taught for companies such as West End in Schools, Jasmin Vardimon Company, and Autin Dance Theatre.  Charlotte is currently performing work with Tough Boys Dance Collective and Autin Dance Theatre.

Andrea Callaghan 


Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator 
 

Andrea is a freelance dance artist originally from Glasgow and based in South-East London. Her credits include dancing for Tough Boys Dance Collective in new work ‘Dog Meat’, and she is recently graduated from both JV2 (2022) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire (2021) with a First-Class Degree. 

Prior to Laban, Andrea was a part of both Scottish Ballet’s Youth exchange program, working with Lorraine Jamieson, which culminated in a performance at The Joyce Theatre (New York), and the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland working with Yael Flexer touring the UK and India. 

Andrea has always valued projects which share dance to the wider community and is very excited to expand her practice by training and teaching for a Truefitt Collective. 

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