Theo Clinkard

Lead Artist

Theo Clinkard © Camilla Greenwell

Theo Clinkard is based in West Yorkshire and his practice spans choreography, pedagogy, performance and design.

Since launching his dance company in 2012, he has steadily built an international reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting dance works that celebrate the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance.

His works are made for small to large-scale theatres as well as non-theatre settings. Current company works include The Elsewhen Series – a set of duet scores for gallery and museum spaces that he will perform with Leah Marojević – and a new group work entitled The Century Project (working title) that will not be performed for 100 years.

Recent commissioned works include creations for Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, whilst a new work for Candoco Dance Company will premiere in October 2019.

Clinkard regularly leads intensives, workshops and residencies for professional companies, dance organisations and training institutions internationally. He is an Associate Artist at Brighton Dome & Festival, Dance4 and an Honorary Fellow at Plymouth University.