Tamsyn Russell

Tamsyn is a dance artist originally from New Zealand based in Edinburgh.
As a choreographer she has made ensemble works including:'ID Me', 'In the hearts of Humans','Go get em Kid','Hunting Dust and 'Scene Stealer' which have been performed on several platforms throughout Scotland and the UK.
She has choreographed many works for Youth Dance Companies within Scotland and New Zealand and has made works for the BA Dance degree students for the Unitec end of year showcase in Auckland,New Zealand.

What interests Tamsyn as a choreographer is exploring the complex nature of being human and questioning, challenging and compelling the audience to reflect on their own world. Through her work she exposes private thoughts and ideologies and reflects the complexities and idiosyncrasies that determine what it is to be human. Examining different human behaviours and challenging popular stereotypes, with results that are sometimes bleak, funny and bizarre.

A graduate from Unitec (NZ) Tamsyn has performed for many established choreographers including: Janis Claxton Dance, Michael Parmenter, Raewyn Hill, Ann Dewey, Chris Jannides, Sarah Foster-Sproull (Foster Group Dance), Jack Webb, Katie Burton, Julia McKerrow, Skye Reynolds and Emma Jayne Park (Cultured Mongrel Dance).

Tamsyn has taught technique class and workshops extensively from Company classes,Professional level, BA degree course and Youth group throughout Scotland, England, China, Hong Kong, Finland, and New Zealand.