Anthony Missen

Co-Artistic Director, Company Chameleon / Music and Dance Award Presenter

Anthony Missen is a Clore Fellow, a Without Walls Board Director, and a member of the Greater Manchester Culture Steering Group. He is a founding Director of New Movement Collective and co-founder of Company Chameleon. He received formal training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and went onto dance with companies including Scottish Dance Theatre, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, Cie. Willi Dorner (Vienna), and choreographers including Rui Horta, Didi Veldman and Liv Lorent.

Anthony was Movement Director for Dundee Rep Theatres production of Playhouse Creatures (2007), Romeo and Juliet (2008) for the 2015 Production of Oresteia at HOME Manchester, and most recently for Terra, the first National Theatre connections play to incorporate movement.

Anthony has taught in most major British contemporary dance institutions, to several professional dance companies and in many countries including South Africa, Ethiopia, Israel, Trinidad, Morocco, Sweden, Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Austria. He has led many Choreographic and skills-based Residencies.

He has worked as a facilitator for The National Theatre for their Theatre Nation Partnerships programme. He co-founded Company Chameleon in 2007, producing and choreographing critically acclaimed performance works both for the stage and outdoor contexts. He has developed many successful educational programmes in different countries, with a particular focus on young men, disadvantaged children and children at risk. Anthony has made touring works for La Mov (Spain), Norrdans (Sweden) and most recently Ballett-Theater Chemnitz (Germany).

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