TAMSIN FITZGERALD

Graduated 1998

Tamsin graduated NSCD in 1998 after studying the BPA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance.

Upon graduating Tamsin decided she wanted to take the dance world home with her, and in 1999 she founded 2FacedDance Company in her remote home town of Hereford. The company produces highly acclaimed innovative performances as well as providing education and participation programmes. In 2004 Tamsin formed 2Faced Youth Dance Company who successfully toured throughout Europe for five years, including performances at various arts centres and celebrity events including the MTV awards.

Since founding 2FacedDance Tamsin has choreographed five major works for the company and has choreographed commissions for NSCD, The Place and at various locations for the Centres for Advanced Training in Dance. She has worked for the likes of BalletBoyz, Australian Dance Theatre and in 2008 she choreographed a piece with Hofesh Shechter for “Watch This Space” at Birmingham International Film Festival, a piece which resulted in her becoming an Associate Artist at DanceXchange in Birmingham.

In 2009 her choreographic work earned her the Rayne Fellowship for Choreography, and more recently in 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Jerwood Choreographic Research Prize.

In 2015 Tamsin founded The Bench, a pioneering career development programme aimed at promoting the work of female choreographers. Tamsin was inspired to establish The Bench as a response to the lack of equality experienced by female choreographers in the industry. Tamsin will be mentoring on the programme, working alongside Kate Flatt, Rosie Kay, Liv Lorent, Charlotte Vincent and fellow NSCD graduate Sharon Watson.

In 2016 Tamsin alongside 2FacedDance will be working with International Dance Festival Birmingham to host a conference in May 2016 to explore the barriers faced by female choreographers in the industry.