Alistair Goldsmith

Alistair Goldsmith

Alistair is a London based dance artist having trained at London Contemporary Dance School. During his training he took part in an exchange at State University of New York: Purchase College and once graduated Alistair went on to become an apprentice dancer with National Dance Company Wales. Since then, he has worked closely with Gary Clarke, most recently touring the multi-award winning work COAL, The Trothfor Akademi South Asian Dance (rehearsal directing and performing) and now Wasteland as Company Associate and performer.

His other credits include working with Punchdrunk (The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable), Léa Tirabasso (The Ephemeral Life of an Octopus and TOYS), James Cousins Company (Within Her Eyes), Secret Cinema (Back To The Future), Emma Martin Dance (Dancehall), Lynne PageAletta Collins and has also appeared in Alex Kurtzmans The Mummy, Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots and a number of music videos.

Reece Calver

Reece Calver

Born and raised in Suffolk, Reece randomly found his path into dance when he was 12 years old after being encouraged to audition for DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT). After 6 years on the CAT scheme Reece became a member of National Youth Dance Company. With the Company he worked with Akram Khan in a new creation called “Rashomon Effect” which did a UK national tour. Reece then went on to study at London Contemporary Dance School where he graduated with a first class honours degree in contemporary Dance. After graduating he became an apprentice dancer with Scottish Dance Theatre where he had the opportunity to work with Anton Latchky, Collette Sadler and Emanuel Gat.

Wasteland will be Reece’s first time working with Gary Clarke Company.

Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson

Born and raised in Newcastle Upon-Tyne, Robert began B-boying at the age of 15, quickly joining the world-renowned Bad Taste Cru, with whom he battled, taught and performed with internationally, and continues to do so. In 2015, Rob graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first class honours degree and the Carolyn Woolridge award for outstanding performance. He went on to tour with the post-graduate company Verve 16, under the artistic direction of Gianluca Vincentini, performing across the UK and Europe.

Over his performing career, Rob has worked with choreographers such as; Anton Lachky, Douglas Thorpe, Jamaal Burkmar, Renaud Wiser, Robby Graham, Josh Hawkins, Efrosini Protopapa, Avatara Ayuso and Richard Chapelle. Rob joined Gary Clarke Company in 2017 for the final tour of COAL where he performed as one of the miners.

At the beginning of 2017, Rob began creating his own work after being awarded a commission from Dance city. Them…  duet, premiered at Dance City as part of Dance Edits in October of the same year.

Emily Thompson-Smith

Emily Thompson-Smith

Emily is a London based dance artist and trained at London Contemporary Dance School. Since graduating, Emily has worked with choreographers and companies such as Gary Clarke Company, Glyndebourne Opera, Aletta Collins(for Royal Shakespeare Company), James Wilton, Renaud Wiser, Eleesha Drennan, Rosie Kay, Holly Blakey, Tamsyn Russell, Corey Baker, Cathy Waller, Jamaal Burkmar, Pell EnsembleandTribe Company. As well as performing for choreographer Jorge Crecis, Emily has acted as rehearsal director and assistant choreographer for Jorge on various projects for Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theatre, Intoto Companyand for London Contemporary Dance School.

Emily also works as a movement specialist with choreographer Charlie Mayhewfor film and commercial projects such as the films The Mummy, Teen Spiritand various international commercials and music videos.

Jake Evans

Jake Evans

Originally from the Wirral and now based in Leeds, Jake started dancing at a community youth theatre before going on to complete both his BPA and MA degrees at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, performing in the UK, Europe and the US during this time.

He has worked with Vincent Dance Theatre, Joseph Reay-Reid, Josh Hawkins, Shaper/Caperand Royal Shakespeare Company. Jake also works throughout the UK as a drag entertainer and club host, both as a solo artist and with the House of Decay.

Patricia Langa

Patricia Langa

Patricia Langa trained at Institut del teatre, Barcelona (2003 – 2006) and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London (2006 – 2009).

From 2010 – 2017 she performed with Rambert Dance Company, Thomas Noone Dance in Barcelona, and Dantzaz Konpainia in San Sebastian. She has also collaborated, co-choreographed and performed as part of Impermanence Dance Theatre.

Since 2017 her work has taken her across the globe, appearing in Peter and the Wolf with Blind Summit Theatre and the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, as The Bird alongside John C Reilly, as narrator, with choreography by Daniel Hay-Gordon. She also performed at La Monnaie de Munt, Brussels, in the opera production, Tristan und Isolde, choreographed by Fernando Melo. In Berlin, in the opera production, Hippolyte et Aricie directed and choreographed by Aletta Collins, conducted by Simon Rattle and designed by Olafur Eliasson at Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Patricia first worked with Gary Clarke Company, as Thatcher in the production of COAL at Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Germany (2018)

Over the years she has also choreographed and performed her own solo as well as immersive work at Royal Opera House Family Pride 2019, Insight Ensemble Classics Underground, Duckie, Posh Club, Small Pleasures and at many major music festivals such as Fusion (Berlin), Glastonbury and others.

Since 2017, she has been a collaborator with Thick and Tight; Associate artist and performer with Corali Dance Company and choreographer and collaborator alongside Nicole Bachmann (art live performance artist) for several art galleries across London, Helmhaus Zürich/ other Swiss art galleries as well as at the Swiss Art Awards.

As well as being a performing artist, Patricia is currently a Gyrotonic Apprentice.

Previous Cast Members

Tom Dunn

Tom Dunn

From a small town called Looe in Cornwall, Tom first planted the seed of his dancing career from an after-school club learning hip hop and breakin’ and later discovered an a love and appreciation for contemporary dance through an extended BETC diploma course.

Tom graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2017 and since graduating has worked with artists such as; Botis Seva Far From The Norm, JamaalBurkmar: extended play, Rosie Kay Dance company, Gianluca Vincentini Mobius, Theo Lowe inside out, and Tomislav English and now Gary Clarke Company in Wasteland.

Elena Thomas Voilquin

Elena Thomas Voilquin

Originally from Nancy, North East France, Elena trained at Ecole Nationale Superieure de Danse de Marseille and the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon. Straight from training she started performing with Jeune Ballet Conservatoire National Superieur de Lyon. In 2007 Elena spent 5 months with Europa Danse before joining Ballet National du Rhin where she performed works by Mathieu Guillaumon, Jo Strømgren andAlexander Ekman amongst others. In 2009 she moved to Spain to work with La Mov’ in Zaragoza where she was introduced to Company Chameleon when they choreographed on the company. Elena joined Company Chameleon in 2012 before moving to National Dance Company Wales in December 2013. In December 2017 Elena returned to France to work on a number of different projects and is now working with Gary Clarke Company in Wasteland.