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ABOUT US

Company Ethos

 

We are a husband and wife collective.

Producing shows, running creative workshops, promoting healthy minds & bodies.

Our mission, is to make dance accessible and inclusive for all communities of people. To promote healthy minds and bodies through the arts and to provide professional, affordable dance training for young people. We believe in the importance of creativity, imagination and getting those bodies moving, no matter who you are or where you came from. 

EST JAN 2018

Kasia Truefitt

 

Artistic Director | Choreographer | Wife

Kasia was born and raised in North London. She began her dance training in Ballet, Musical Theatre and Contemporary Dance from a young age but found a true love for Choreography and teaching whilst studying Contemporary Dance leading her to pursue a Masters of the Arts in Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2015.

 

After graduating, Kasia became a Participation Officer at the Blue Elephant Theatre in South London, a member of the Youth Advisory Group for Siobhan Davies Dance and worked as a Freelance Dance Artist including choreographing internationally for Upstage Productions and East 15 BA Acting and Community Theatre. 

 

In February 2019 Kasia trained as a facilitator in Dancing Mindfulness with the Creative Institute of Mindfulness before travelling to LA in November 2019 to complete further training and become a faculty trainee. Kasia’s experience and love for the industry has enabled her to work actively within the creative arts as an advocate for providing artistic opportunities to wider communities.

Ross Truefitt

Co-Founder | Media Producer | Husband

Ross was born and raised in North London. He began his Artistic Education at age 17 where he studied Art and Design.

 

Ross progressed into Interactive Media after falling in love with Photography and Film Making. In 2010 Ross began studying BSc Broadcast Media (Design and Technology) at Brunel University and continued to work as a freelance photographer under @truefittphotography.

 

Ross creates short films, web designs and photographic portfolios, specifically pursing his interest for capturing Dance photography. Ross Truefitt also manages HR for Truefitt Collective. 

Alison Thomas

 

Administration and Marketing Assistant

Alison was born in Kent, and after living in Hong Kong and Scotland, settled in London in 2018. She is an emerging choreographer, arts administrator and producer. After an undergraduate degree in Human Geography and Social Psychology from the University of St Andrews, she completed a MA in Creative Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, combining her academic and creative work.

 

She joined A Truefitt Collective in 2019 using her expertise in both the administrative and creative side of dance. Due to her social-science background, Alison is particularly interested in Truefitt’s Dancing Mindfulness work and its efforts to widen arts access, given her awareness of the huge benefits dance can have, especially for young people.

Meet our Dance Teachers

& Dancing Mindfulness Facilitators

 

Stephanie Johnston


Dance Teaching Assistant & Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator


Stephanie comes from a 'social dancing' background with previous grounding in classical styles along with Tap, Modern, and Jazz. Dance really touched Stephanie for the first time when she found Social Dancing as a way 'back in' after taking a two-year break from formal dance training (in which time she felt more and more like she could never return to dance).

 

What she always carries from this experience is how dance can really build confidence, alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety and help people from all walks of life to bond.

 

Stephanie currently works with Truefitt Collective teaching and assisting with dance workshops in Primary School. Stephanie is also trained in Dancing Mindfulness and delivers workshops in Dancing Mindfulness for Truefitt.

Jemimah Freeside


Dance Teacher & Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator

Jemimah is a born performer, who has never known anything other that expressing herself through Dance. When she was still very young, she transitioned into working professionally with the likes of Opera North and Bill Kenwright ltd. It was here that she decided she had found her calling. She has trained at ICMT and IDSA and has been teaching and sharing her knowledge ever since.

 

She is so passionate about the freedom people can find physically, mentally and emotionally through dance and simply adores working with Truefitt Collective. 

 

Jemimah teaches dance and is trained as a Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator.

Elettra Giunta


Dance Teaching Assistant & Assistant Choreographer

Elettra is a dance artist and teacher based between London and Berlin, working in the field of contemporary dance and performance. Elettra is currently assisting our Artistic Director with weekly dance classes at Weston Park Primary School and works as an assistant choreographer for the Youth Company. 

 

She started her dance training in Catania (Italy), where she also worked as a dancer performing within the company Associazione Culturale Neon. Since 2016, she has been trained and worked with choreographers such as Maria F. Scaroni (Meg Stuart Company), Judith Sánchez Ruiz (Trisha Brown Company), Lalitaraja (Schottisch Ballet Theatre), Janine Harrington (Siobhan Davies Dance). 

 

Elettra has developed her teaching practice across a wide range of levels and age groups. She enjoys the responsibility and the ability to motivate and share artistic ideas within a creative learning environment.

Grace Keeble

Dance Teacher & Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator


Grace is a London based choreographer and dance artist . With a background in writing as well as a degree in History, Grace is compelled to use dance as a medium to explore historical, political, and social concerns. After a long hiatus from dance, Grace returned to London in 2012 where she joined Alive Contemporary dance company, for whom she is now Artistic Director.

 

Grace graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance in 2016 with a distinction in MA Choreography. 

 

Since then her artistic interest has shifted more to exploration of 'natural' movement, examining how both trained and untrained bodies might find an honesty and sincerity within the development of a raw and instinctive movement language. Grace is trained with Truefitt Collective as a Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator.

 

Jenna Anne Nathan


Dance Teacher & Magical Minds Performer

Jenna works as a freelance dance artist and teacher, performing nationally and internationally in Germany and Vietnam.

 

Jenna's passion for teaching has always accompanied her love of performance. Jenna has facilitated workshops for refugees, community groups, students, professional artists, and thanks to Truefitt and Magical Minds, in many primary schools across London.

 

Jenna has always loved dance because it encourages communication and expression. Jenna strongly believes it is an effective tool to facilitate the exploration of emotions, identity, mental health and encourages us to build connections with others.

Rachel Laird

Dance Teacher, "We Never Arrive" Performer & Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator. 

 

Rachel is from Scotland and has lived in London for the past five years working as a freelance artist. She has been lucky to have trained at Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School where she gained her Postgraduate diploma, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where 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" and has recently become a Dancing Mindfulness facilitator and teaches regular classes for the company. The ethos of the company to promotes healthy minds and bodies is important to Rachel and she believes that creativity should be continually explored and celebrated no matter your age or where you are from.