We are lucky to have an outstanding and loyal company of dancers, many of whom have been with us for several years. They are all astonishing performers and inspirational teachers.

Junior Cunningham (Dancer and Rehearsal Director)

Junior is Motionhouse’s Rehearsal Director. Originally from Birmingham, UK, he was encouraged to study contemporary dance by his sister when he was 17 years old.

He joined the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 1999 and graduated in 2002 with a BPA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance.

In Autumn 2002 Junior joined Motionhouse as an apprentice. He then joined the company full-time in January 2003 and has since performed in Volatile, Perfect, Driven, Run!, Renaissance, Dreams and Ruin, Road to the Beach, Dancing Inside, Scattered, Underground, Cascade, Chaser, Waiting Game, Traction, The Voyage, Fragile, Tigress, Lost, Torque, Captive and Broken.

Chris Knight

Chris is from Hereford, UK. He completed a Foundation Course at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2009, and graduated with a degree from London Contemporary Dance School in 2012.

Prior to joining Motionhouse, he toured with companies including 2Faced Dance and Protein Dance.

Chris joined Motionhouse in December 2013 and has since performed in Scattered, Captive and Underground.

Martina Knight

Originally from Turin, Italy, Martina began dancing at early age, studying ballet and modern at Centro Danza Arkè.

After graduating with a BSc in Sport Science from the University of Torino, Martina moved to London in 2006, where she trained at the London Contemporary Dance School and graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance in 2008. In 2010 she completed an MA in performance.

Before joining Motionhouse, Martina worked with Henri Oguike Dance Company and Tom Dale Company.

Martina joined Motionhouse in 2012 and has performed in Broken, Scattered, Lost, The Voyage, Underground, Captive, Cascade, Traction, Chaser, Fragile, Tigress and Torque.

Daniel Massarella

Daniel is from Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, UK. He started dancing aged 14 and joined Cheshire Youth Dance Company.

Daniel went to Middlesex University before transferring to the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He graduated from NSCD in 2010 and was awarded their Annual Performance Prize. He then went on to become a member of Verve11, the Post Graduate performance company of NSCD and graduated in 2011 with a Distinction.

Prior to joining Motionhouse, Danny worked with Earthfall, touring with the company’s award winning show At Swim Two Boys.

Daniel joined Motionhouse in 2013 for the first American tour of Scattered. He has since also performed in BLOCK, Broken, Captive, Underground, Lost, Fragile, Tigress, Cascade and Traction.

Luka Owen

Luka is from Coventry, UK. She began dancing at a very early age at three spires dance school, and at 16 won the title of Britain’s most talented circus performer at Blackpool Tower Circus.

She graduated from The Laban School of Contemporary Dance with a BA (Hons) and trained for a year to perform as an aerialist in Godiva Awakes, a Cultural Olympiad project created by Imagineer productions. This was followed by an apprenticeship with Motionhouse on the 2012 production The Voyage.

Luka joined Motionhouse in 2013 to tour Captive, and has so far also performed in Broken, BLOCK, Lost, The Voyage, Tigress, Fragile and Scattered.

Naomi Tadevossian

Originally from Hampshire, UK, Naomi learned a variety of dance disciplines at Southsea School of Dance. She continued her training at London Contemporary Dance School completing with a First Class BA Hons Dance Degree in 2011, followed by an MA distinction in 2013.

She joined National Dance Company Wales as an apprentice for one year and later Guest Dancer for two seasons.

Since joining Motionhouse in 2016, Naomi has performed in Broken, BLOCK and Scattered.

Alasdair Stewart

Alasdair is from The New Forest, UK. He began his dance training at Barton Peveril College and then joined Hampshire Youth Dance Company and worked as an apprentice with Full Force Dance Company, under the direction of Helen Parlor.

He began advanced pre-vocational training at The Place’s Centre for Advanced Training and went on to graduate with First Class BA (Hons) from London Contemporary Dance School.

Since graduating Alasdair has performed with Hofesh Shechter Company and Dance United. He gained an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from the London Contemporary Dance School in 2010.

Alasdair joined Motionhouse for Scattered in 2009 and has since performed in BLOCK, Broken, Torque, Lost, Captive, Cascade, Underground, Fragile, Traction, The Voyage, Tigress and Waiting Game.

Aaron Watkinson (Dancer and Education Lead)

Originally from Bloxwich, Aaron was first introduced to contemporary dance while studying at Walsall College. He joined ACE Youth Dance Company and performed at the Birmingham Hippodrome, Udance, Laban platforms as well as touring internationally with the company.

Aaron graduated from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in July 2015 after completing a three-year degree. In August 2015 he began an apprenticeship with Motionhouse.

In September 2016 Aaron joined the company as leader of the community programme and as a dancer.

During his time with Motionhouse so far he has performed Fragile and Captive, as well as extracts from Broken.

Rebecca Williams

Originally from the West Midlands, UK, Rebecca was first introduced to contemporary dance while studying at Kidderminster College.

She graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in July 2010 after completing a three year degree. During two years as a freelance dancer she worked for choreographers and companies including Sandra Harnisch-Lacey, Anna Watkins, Wayne Stable and Joon Dance.

Rebecca joined Motionhouse in March 2012 and has since performed in The Voyage, Scattered, Lost, Broken, Underground, Captive, Traction, Torque and Chaser.