Marianne Mogendorff

Photograph by Pedro Machado

Marianne joined Candoco Dance Company in June 2015, after cutting her producing teeth at the National Theatre, Complicite and back at the beginning from hauling an ancient exercise bike on the train from London to Edinburgh and through the streets to the Underbelly…

If her three year old self – pink leotard clad, coated in hairspray and nervously waiting to take her first ballet exam – would have known that she would end up getting to ‘do dance’ for a living then she might have remembered to smile throughout her battements tendus. Dance was Marianne's first love and formed a big part of her teens but it was only after six months at Delfos Contemporary Dance School in Mexico that it was clear that she might be more effective enabling others to perform than on stage herself.

Marianne is excited by the powerful potential of bringing diverse audiences together – whether watching Candoco in Athens or Scarborough, Glasgow or Armenia – and by the feeling of determination and collaboration with which the company continuously exudes.

Coming to work and fielding requests from every corner of the world for the company to perform means she has a complex schedule to grapple with and is constantly trying to balance the creative possibilities with the pragmatic considerations for each project – whilst keeping an eye on the bottom line too!