DanceEast Associate Artists

Kaia Goodenough

Junior Associate Artist 2018-2020

Kaia Goodenough has been appointed as our first Junior Associate Artist. Kaia trained with DanceEast CAT before going on to further her training at London Studio Centre graduating in 2016 with Intoto Dance Company.

Tim Casson

Associate Artist 2018-2020

Described as a “choreographic provocateur” and “the friendliest man in dance” Tim Casson is a record breaking dance artist making collaborative work that is accessible, interactive and joyful.

Joseph Toonga

Associate Artist 2018-2020

Joseph creates unique physical choreography that incorporates narrative. He is fascinated by the rawness and precision of hip hop and how this can be fused with the shape and structure of contemporary choreography.

Julie Cunningham

Associate Artist 2018-2020

Julie Cunningham has worked professionally as a dance artist for fifteen years performing both nationally and internationally. After training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, Julie has worked with Ballett der Stadt Theater Koblenz, Germany, Michael Clark Company and spent many years in the USA working with ground-breaking choreographer Merce Cunningham (no relation).

Former Associate Artists

Take a look at who we’ve been building relationships with through our Associate Artist scheme in the past years.


DanceEast’s Associate Artists

DanceEast works with a range of artists and dance companies across the UK and internationally.

The Associate Artists’ scheme provides individually tailored packages to meet the needs of each artist which can include a bursary, studio space, use of and opportunities to present work in the Studio Theatre, to share research and receive feedback, an international residency and advice from the DanceEast team.

Artists will have a significant artistic presence at the DanceHouse, engaging with all departments including the Creative Programme to collaborate, devise and test exciting and innovative ideas.

Lucy Bayliss, Head of Creative Programmes


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