Holly Blakey

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Born in North Yorkshire and now based in London, Holly’s dance work spans stage and screen. Her award-winning debut live show Some Greater Class performed at the Southbank in summer 2017. Described in the press as “an ambitious choreographer who has the ability to shake up the world of contemporary dance” (Peter Jacobs, Methods of Dance) with her edgy, diverse and gender-fluid cast of dancers. Holly's work for camera, as a Director and Choreographer, has featured high profile collaborations with music artists and fashion houses.

Recent music video credits include Florence and the Machine, Young Fathers and Jungle whilst choreographing films for Dior, Gucci, Paul Smith and Claire Barrow. 2016 saw Blakey win a UK MVA award for her work on Delilah (Florence and the Machine) for “Best Choreography in a Video”, she was also nominated as 'Best New Director.' Blakey is known for her live collaborations with visual artists such as Hannah Perry (Serpentine Galleries, Boiler Room, CFA Berlin) and Jala Wahid (Serpentine Galleries), but equally her long standing practice with Gwilym Gold, Darkstar and Mica Levi for both video work and live performance.

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