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Joan Clevillé, a man with dark hair and stubble wearing a dark jumper smiles at camera

Artistic Director 

Joan Clevillé has been the Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre since April 2019.

Born in Barcelona, he combined his dance training at Elise Lummis’ La Companyia with studies in Humanities at University Pompeu Fabra. He worked internationally as a dancer and rehearsal director for seventeen years in companies across Europe, including Scottish Dance Theatre, Collective Endeavours, Lost Dog, Dog Kennel Hill Project, the Ballet of the Graz Opera, the Choreographic Centre of Valencia, and Ballet Carmen Roche.

In 2015, he created his own independent company, Joan Clevillé Dance, presenting his work extensively across the UK and mainland Europe. Since joining Scottish Dance Theatre as Artistic Director, Joan has created several stage and digital works for the company, receiving the Classical:NEXT 2021 Innovation Award for these bones, this flesh, this skin and two consecutive nominations as Best Independent and Mid-Scale Company at the UK National Dance Awards.

His choreographic practice is rooted both in movement research and experimentation with theatre and storytelling. Exploring the connections between breath, voice and movement, his works invite audiences to engage with their senses, intellect and imagination, and explore subjects connected to our contemporary reality and the notion of change.