Stine Nilsen


Photograph by Pedro Machado
Photographer: Pedro Machado

Artistic Co-Director

Stine was born in Norway and moved to London to train at the Laban Centre. After completing her BA, Stine joined Transitions Dance Company, 1996-1997, after which she performed with Jeremy James & Company, Emilyn Claid, Angela Woodhouse, Stephen Hughes, Catherine Seymour and Barriedale Operahouse.
 She first took part in workshops with Candoco in 1999 and since joining the company in May 2000 has worked with Javier de Frutos, Doug Elkins, Jamie Watton, Fin Walker, Jasmin Vardimon, Athina Vahla, Stephen Petronio, ProteinDance, Hetain Patel, Thomas Hauert, and many others.
 While teaching and performing with Candoco, Stine has continued to work with choreographer Angela Woodhouse (The Place Prize 2004) and also took part in the Bank-project 2004 with Siobhan Davies Dance Company.
 Since 2004, Independent Dance has supported Stine in her investigation into inclusive approaches to teaching, commissioning a paper from Stine and Charlotte Darbyshire. Stine’s research into inclusive technique class formed the basis for her MA in Professional Practice (Integrated Dance Practice), Middlesex University, 2005. As a freelance teacher Stine leads creative workshops, INSET-training and contemporary release-based technique both in the UK and abroad, and advises on dance programs and access needs.