Theo Clinkard was born in Cornwall and is currently based in Ashburton, Devon. He works as a choreographer, designer, performer, mentor and teacher. He primarily choreographs and designs works for his project based dance company as well as collaborating with artists across various forms including work in film, opera, theatre, performance and television projects.
Recent work includes choreographing AIDA at København Opera with director by Annabel Arden, movement directing the feature film Good Luck to you Leo Grande starring Emma Thompson and directed by Sophie Hyde, acting as a mentor, dramaturg and workshop leader for BBC Young Dancer of the year. Forthcoming work includes both choreographing and costuming Faggots and their friends between the Revolutions for Manchester International Festival 2023.
Theo is currently researching a new large-scale company work entitled Village. Conceived for a cast of 16 dancers aged between 11 and 70 together with The London Bulgarian choir performing live, this epic event planned for 2024 draws upon the beloved works of Flemish painter Bruegel the Elder.
In response to the effect of lockdown on graduating dance students, Theo co-conceived the website
www.under-story.com together with Grace Nicol. They invited 120 people working in dance to share their unique career pathways as a show of support and a resource for graduating dance artists amidst.
Theo is an Associate Artist at Brighton Dome and an Honorary Fellow at Plymouth University.
Photo: Charlie Morrisey