Kally Lloyd-Jones


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As well as her freelance directing and movement directing, Kally is the Artistic Director and founder of Company Chordelia.

Company Chordelia is an innovative and exciting dance theatre company based in Scotland. Funded by Creative Scotland, the company challenges traditional dance boundaries, by bringing music, text, opera, theatricality, story-telling and design to all its productions. Company Chordelia has a unique voice and aesthetic which owes much to tradition and classical forms while at the same time being relevant and aspirational.

Formed in 2002 by award-winning director and choreographer Kally Lloyd-Jones, the company engages exciting new Scottish talent, offering the highest quality productions to theatres and venues across Scotland and the UK. From small scale rural touring to collaborations with Scottish Opera with a full scale orchestra, the company reaches out to new audiences. Company Chordelia has the desire to communicate with audiences at the forefront of its thinking, which is borne out by its ongoing popularity and audience feedback.

Actively working with new partnerships and co-productions, the company seeks out unique opportunities for visionary ideas and collaborations.


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Nijinsky's Last Jump

on December 5, 2015 16:01

Touring Spring 2016

"Lloyd-Jones does not sentimentalise her material, yet in this impeccably researched, beautifully performed piece, she conjures a world in which genius and insanity, youth and age speak to each and make perfect sense."

***** The Guardian

"a remarkable new piece by Company Chordelia" ***** The Herald

"By its close Nijinsky's Last Jump shapes up into a memorably tender but unsentimental portrait of the love and loss of self." **** The Times

Dance Derby & The Seven Deadly Sins

on September 16, 2013 09:32

"a beautifully wrought landscape of public humiliations and private griefs"

***** The Herald

"Kally Lloyd-Jones's Scottish Opera/Company Chordelia co-production is sharp, witty and dark"

**** The Times

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Kally Lloyd-Jones

Kally Lloyd-Jones trained as a dancer in Glasgow and Central School of Ballet, London, has an MA in English Literature and Film Studies from Glasgow University and has worked as a director, choreographer, dancer, movement director and teacher in the UK and internationally. In 2011 Kally Lloyd-Jones was awarded a Herald Angel for her directing of The Seven Deadly Sins, a Company Chordelia and Scottish Opera co-production. Recent directing credits include Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera, L'elisir d'amore for Edinburgh Grand Opera, Eugene Onegin for Bloomsbury Opera & St Andrews Opera, The Rape of Lucretia for St Andrews Opera, MacPherson's Rant for the Byre Theatre, Thrashing the Sea God for Tête a Tête Opera Festival) and Opera Scenes for The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, revival director on Macbeth and Associate Director on Orlando for Scottish Opera. She is Artistic Director of Company Chordelia and has recently created, directed and toured the company's latest productions, Nijinsky's Last Jump, Dance Derby, The Seven Deadly Sins, Les Amoureux, Cabaret Chordelia and Miranda.

Her choreography/movement direction credits include La Bohème, Die Fledermaus, Cinderella, A Night at the Chinese Opera, The Two Widows, The Secret Marriage, Five:15, An Italian Girl in Algiers, The Marriage of Figaro, Rigoletto, Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute, The Lady From The Sea, The Flying Dutchman, Orlando, Don Giovanni, Jenufa, Il Torvatore & MacBeth (Scottish Opera), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Don Giovanni, The Love For Three Oranges, The Tales of Hoffmann, War and Peace and Betrothal in a Monastery (RCS), Making Arrangements and Amerika (Tête a Tête Opera) Green Whale, Wee Witches (Licketyspit Theatre Company), The Last Witch (EIF/Traverse/Lyceum), Dr Faustus and The Libertine (Citizens Theatre) & Under Milk Wood (Tron).

Kally has recently worked with Danish National Opera and Welsh National Opera and will be choreographing Madame Butterfly at Glyndebourne next year.