freya Jeffs

Dancer

Freya trained at Elmhurst and Central School of Ballet.  Whilst touring with Ballet Central, she danced in works by Rafael Bonachela and Will Tuckett, and created a role in Christopher Bruce’s Shift.

Freya joined Scottish Ballet for Ashley Page’s productions of Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker and Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet, and during her time in Scotland she has worked with Errol White Company, Company Chordelia, All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, Ruth Mills Dance, Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, Theatre Cryptic, Tamsyn Russell and Marc Brew.  She has worked extensively with Articulate Animal, including the interactive performance of Blowup with visual artist Simon Biggs, and the Eidolon Project, in association with the Scottish Simulation Centre, with artist Beverley Hood.

Her film-based dance projects include ‘It for Others’ by Duncan Campbell – winner of The Turner Prize 2014 and created for the Venice Biennale Festival 2013, choreographed by Michael Clark.  Music video credits include Zulu Winter, John Cale, The Japanese Popstars and feature film Sunshine on Leith.  Aerial and Vertical Dance (harness) based work includes Edinburgh Hogmanay 2018, Enchanted Forest, Three’s a Crowd (All or Nothing Aerial Dance), Sound to Sea (Theatre Cryptic for Commonwealth 2014).

She is a founding member of High Heart Dance Company, which specializes in collaborations between dance and live music, and has performed with various collaborative ensembles at festivals including: Cheltenham Festival, Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe and DanceLive.  She has worked with Stockport Youth Orchestra to encourage and educate young musicians to compose music for dance, and teaches at various establishments including Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Scottish Ballet.

Freya has been dancing with Yorke Dance Project since 2015, performing works by Robert Cohan, Kenneth MacMillan, Yolande Yorke-Edgell and Charlotte Edmonds.