Alethia Antonia is a freelance choreographer, performer, teacher and researcher.
Alethia’s choreographic work and research currently questions artistic and socio-political issues in relation to race and gender politics, mental health and trauma, in particular connection with the idea of self-authoring feminine blackness, decolonisation practice, accessibility. Her choreographic work has been supported by The Place, Dance4, Yorkshire Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds Dance Partnership, and has been performed at venues such as The Place, Yorkshire Dance, York Theatre Royal and Fashion Space Gallery. She is currently a Work Place Artist at The Place
As a performer, she has toured internationally and has worked with companies such as Russell Maliphant Dance Company, James Wilton Dance, James Cousins Company, VOXED – Wayne Parsons, Tribe//, Flexer and Sandiland, Matsena Productions, Chhaya Collective, Heather Walrond Company, and Extended Play (Jamaal Burkmar), amongst others.
As a teacher, she has taught nationally and abroad for institutions such as Scottish Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Trinity Laban, The Place, London Contemporary Dance School, CAPA College, Dance4, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Kingston University, and Accademia Balletto Roma.
Alethia trained at London Contemporary Dance School, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Northern School of Contemporary Dance and will soon begin her Midlands4Cities funded PhD at De Montfort University, Leicester.
Image Credit: Blue skies by Nicole Guarino for Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Performer Alethia in the back bend.
Black and white headshot by Julian Brood.