Rae Piper & Paul Chantry co-Artistic Directors, Choreographic partners & husband & wife Founders of Chantry Dance Company

Paul Chantry and Rae Piper. Photo by Dani Bower

This is a story of love, creativity and passion. In this podcast we discover the story of two dancers and choreographers – Rae Piper and Paul Chantry – whose chance meeting changed the course of their lives, both as dancers and people.

Listen to Rae and Paul talk about their remarkable 6 year journey that led them to creating Chantry Dance Company, debuting at London’s famous Sadler’s Wells, establishing the Chantry School of Contemporary & Balletic Arts, and launching a unique community outreach programme.

And if that wasn’t enough, they also fitted in a wedding and honeymoon, a move from London to Lincolnshire, creating new works, become champions of their local area and have grown their own freelance careers!

Chantry Dance Company is taking their new ballet ‘Dracula – Welcome to D’s – on tour across the UK, with a world premiere at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham. 

The company will be performing from 21 September to 14 October 2018 in towns and cities such as Stamford, Worcester, Andover, Horsham, Halifax, Lincoln, London, and Manchester. 

Shannon Parker, ex-dancer with Northern Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet and Ballet Du Rhin, and finalist on Britain’s Got Talent with her partner, Peter Parker, will be performing the role of Lucy in ‘Dracula – Welcome to D’s’ UK Tour.

PRESS PLAY!

 

 

Dracula and Mina. Photo by Dani Bower
Dracula and Mina. Photo by Dani Bower
Paul Chantry and Rae Piper. Photo by Jim Markland
Paul Chantry and Rae Piper. Photo by Jim Markland

 

Paul Chantry and Rae Piper. Photo by Mark Parvin
Paul Chantry and Rae Piper. Photo by Mark Parvin

 

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