About

Untold Dance Theatre are a dance theatre company based in Bristol.  Untold’s work is highly visceral, physical and emotive.  Untold aim to create dance theatre that is relatable and explores current social themes which evoke an emotional response.


Artistic Director & Performer
Vicki Hearne

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Vicki established Untold Dance Theatre at the end of 2016.  She has developed a passion to create authentic humanistic dance theatre for a cast of all ages.

Other work includes: performer for Julia Thorneycroft Dance, associate lecturer at Bath Spa University, lecturer in Contemporary at The Big Act Musical Theatre School and joint artistic director for Kinesis Youth Dance Company & Gerry’s Attic over 55’s dance company.

 

 

 

 


Performers
Alexandra Pickford  (Women-Wise, A Show to No One, Practically Perfect)

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davImpatient, chivalrous, practical, judgemental, creative, generous with my time, energetic, immature, confident.
Now 70!
A 21 year professional ballet career. The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet (then Festival Ballet) and Internationally. Always reaching for that ease of technique through which the childish joy of dance could emerge.
24 rewarding years as a Fitness Professional. Yoga, Water Exercise, Aerobics. Latterly specializing in Exercise for Older Adults.
Alex is a member of Gerrys Attic Dance Company in Bristol.  She joined Untold Dance Theatre in 2016.
“I am adapting to this new creativity which reignites my 3rd phase of life. Thank you Chaos Theory!”

 


Kim Noble (Practically Perfect)

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Kim Noble trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Since graduating she has performed for different projects and companies such Fluer Darkin and Tom Sapsford, Nigel Charnock and Jo Fong, Paul Gazzola with International Dance Festival Birmingham, Marc Brew with Velcro Dance, Curious Company and Sean Tuan John. She also co-directs, choreographs and performs in Kitsch & Sync Collective as well as choreographing and performing in her own projects such as ‘Liminality’ -a 360 degree dance film collaboration between Wales and India that Kim recently performed in Montreal.

 

 

 


Wina Lewis (Women-Wise, Practically Perfect)

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My name is Wina Lewis, I was born in East Java Indonesia. I moved to England and have lived in Bristol since September 2001. I am a dancer, choreographer, director, film maker and theatre performer.IMG_5914

I started dance training in 2012 for a foundation degree in Dance Theatre Performance at the Bristol/Plymouth University Hub. I am currently studying MA Dance at Bathspa University. I am very passionate about dance; for me, dancing is the most organic way to express emotional feeling, and a way to show personal identity within cultures as a whole, nationally and internationally.  I am a specialist in Western contemporary dance, incorporating influences from my classical Javanese dance background.

 

 


Kay Oliver (Women-Wise, Practically Perfect)

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Kay worked in Bristol many moons ago in ‘The Card’ which transferred to The Queens Theatre, and loved her time in the city. She has now lived here for four years and the magic has worked again with ‘Untold Dance Theatre’.
Before moving to Bristol she was choreographer on several productions for Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, the last one being ‘Arcadia’.
She has worked a lot in television performing and choreographing, she was in the team creating movement for the film ‘Flash Gordon’, following ‘The Royal Tumble’ at the Young Vic. She did two rock tours through Germany was at the London Palladium in Hans Anderson and at the Palace Theatre in ‘Two Cities’. She was also in the film ‘All the Right Noises’ and ‘The Muppets’. She choreographed several pantomimes and for Perth Theatre. She was assistant choreographer at the National and RSC. She worked as an actress in Theatre Centre and Leeds Playhouse and fringe theatre.
She has been around since running away from school at fifteen to join a ballet company.

 

 


Rachel Freeman (Practically Perfect)

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Rachel Freeman is a re-emerging artist. After 40 years of practice in the inclusive dance world as an artistic director, choreographer, teacher and producer  she is now using her experience to close the gap between being a creative enabler to become a creative collaborator working with dancers with disabilities.IMG_20180718_215251_062
Rachel is a mother, daughter, sister and great-auntie as well as a gardener, aerial yogi, knitter, eco-builder and positive thinker!

 

 

 

 

 


Polly Franks (Women-Wise, Practically Perfect)

The Glasshouse Directed by Chris Lewis-Smith. Dancers; Polly Franks and Xavier De Santos.

Polly completed a BA Hons Dance degree at Bath Spa University. Whilst studying at
university Polly expanded on her skills as a visual artist, further developing her photography,
dance and graphic skills. Polly has worked on a variety of independent and collaborative
projects such as the screen dance ‘Glasshouse’ directed by Chris Lewis-Smith, which has
been showcased internationally in Regensburg, Chile, Canada and across the United States.
The ‘Glasshouse’ won the award of the Best Short Experimental Film at the Movie Screen
Pro Festival In Barcelona. Polly has also collaborated with professional dance companies
and practitioners such as Untold Dance Theatre,
​Impermanence Dance Theatre, Earthfall,
Rosemary Lee, Lisa May Thomas, Marina Collard, Stewart Waters, Jess McCormack, Xavier
De Santos, Samuel De La Torre and Delicia Sefiha.

 


Julia Thorneycroft (Women-Wise, Practically Perfect)

DSC_0193Julia, originally from Newcastle, trained at the Laban Centre and then went on to gain her degree at Middlesex University.
Julia has worked extensively in performance and community dance and in 2012 she set up her own company, Julia Thorneycroft Dance.  JTD is a professional performance company and have toured nationally.  Julia is also artistic director for Gerrys Attic Dance Company & Kinesis Youth Dance Company.
Julia has also completed a Masters Degree in Creative Producing.

 

 

 


Apprentice Performer
Kerri Fitzsimons (Practically Perfect)

Screen Shot 2018-09-07 at 19.03.43Kerri is a recent graduate from Bath Spa University where she trained for three years in Contemporary dance. She has worked with a number of professional artists such as Patricia Langa, Rosemary Lee, Impermanence, and Earthfall to name a few. Although Kerri is passionate about creating dance, her current goal is to develop as an artist and dancer/performer by working in Dance Theatre and Physical Theatre settings.

 

 

 

 


Musician’s
Cam Crook

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Joseff Harris

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