International Assoicate Artist

We are delighted to announce our 2021 International Associate Artist, Alexandrina Hemsley (UK). Alexandrina has previously been a contributor to Dance Ireland’s First Fortnight and Healthier Dancer Programmes.

Alexandrina’s work has been pioneering in interdisciplinary practice and pushing the boundaries of the art form.
We look forward to working with Alexandrina and our membership community.

Alexandrina has recently founded her own organisation Yewande 103. Yewande 103 formalises the past 10+ years of Creative Director Alexandrina Hemsley’s work in the contemporary dance field as a choreographer, performer, writer, mentor and educator. 

Alexandrina Hemsley’s practice is shaped by the morphing disciplines of dance, dance for camera, live art, theatre, mentoring, creative and critical writing. Driven by an interest in fracturing, connectivity, displacement & emotionality, they hope to find and share ways of expressing felt, lived realities. They work with intricate improvisation scores and vivid performance environments which insist on conjuring embodied enquiries into a multiplicity of voices. This includes work within organisations around anti-racism, anti-ableism and embodied advocacy. It is a life-long, nuanced undertaking. Alexandrina is Associate Artist at Cambridge Junction, Board Member of Chisenhale Dance Space and International Associate Artist 2021 at Dance Ireland.