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. Joan has also received international commissions as a choreographer and movement director and worked regularly as a guest teacher in companies and conservatoires in Sweden, the UK, Catalonia and The Netherlands.
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.
Photograph of Joan by Nicole Guarino