About

It can be difficult to put into words who we are - can we do it in interpretive dance? No? Okay then, here is our best crack at it...

We all started out in life with an undeniable passion for the arts, theatre, production and design. What brings us together here at Beyond Repair Dance is our unflinching belief that dance, artistry and illusion makes what we do emotive, memorable and authentic.

BRD Founder & Director Jane Coulston created the company with a mission to broaden audiences watching contemporary dance, that mission has become a lifelong commitment to entertain an eclectic range of audiences. The exclusivity of theatre and particularly contemporary dance is a barrier that needed to broken, each day we work our way further through it and hopefully inspire others to do the same. We embody the dynamic….always.

Jane Coulston - Artistic Director

Originally from Ontario Canada Jane Coulston found her passion for dance at High School in the UK. Previously a gymnast Jane found she preferred the pure artistry and less competitive nature of dance and also discovered her strong interest in choreography.

Jane Studied Dance at Lewisham College and credits it for giving her a strong technical training to pursue a career in dance. Jane then studied at Trinity Laban, and after graduating worked internationally as a dancer and choreographer in New York. She toured with the New Amsterdam Dance Theater for two seasons, and worked as a resident choreographer at Stagedoor Theatre Arts NYC.

Jane founded Beyond Repair Dance alongside her other performance work in 2008, originally a small scale contemporary touring company, Jane decided in 2015 to take the company in a new direction. Jane has an appetite for creating , spectacle and most importantly work that can capture the imagination of any audience with an unwavering ambition to bring larger audiences to dance. Jane has created work for Glastonbury Festival, Sky 1’s Got to Dance, Ferrari, Budlight, Mastercard, BBC Shorts, ITV, Various Music videos, off broadway productions, fashion shows and various events and tours across the UK.

Why Beyond Repair Dance?

In a nutshell, to entertain…. I believe dance can tell stories like no other art form, eliciting an emotion, a reaction and a very human connection to the performance. The aim is to bring this to mass audiences and stepping away from the exclusive nature of contemporary dance, if you are telling a compelling story…..give more people an opportunity to hear it.

Jane Coulston

Daniel James Greenway - Assistant Producer

Hailing from Newport Pagnell, Daniel always had his eyes set on a career in Dance. Leaving home at sixteen to train at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Whilst there Daniel discovered that as well as wanting to succeed as a dancer he had a talent for organisation and event management. In his third year he became the publicity and marketing manager for the graduate show thus sparking an idea of going into business alongside his career.

Since graduating Daniel has been lucky enough to perform in many different areas across the industry; U.K tours, cruise ships, contemporary companies, opera, music videos and as a creative; Assistant Choreographer ‘You in the Middle’ (TUI UK Commercial) Choreographer ‘Tui Idents’ (UK Commercials 'Legally Blonde' (The Gatehouse) 'Dracula' (London College of Music)

In 2014 Daniel successfully auditioned for Beyond Repair Dance and joined the company for an ‘air wick’ promotion in covent garden, before heading to Glastonbury. From this date his relationship with Beyond Repair Dance snowballed. In april 2016 Daniel joined Jane in the office as the Assistant Producer for the company.

Why Beyond Repair Dance?

I quickly developed a passion for the work that the company produces, the ability to stand out and be different in an industry that encourages dancers to put themselves in a box. Every aspect of the company celebrates the individual and nurtures our own identities, encouraging us to develop and grow with confidence. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?? When I stand amongst the company I feel empowered by the artists around me to strive for greater results both in performance and creation. The company feels like home to me now.

Daniel James Greenway

Rosie Parry - Marketing, Strategy & Development Manager

Originally a country bumpkin from Somerset, Rosie started dancing at age 11 taking classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, cheerleading and baton twirling. Rosie went on to study GCSE & A Level dance and then completed a BA Hons Degree in Contemporary Dance at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

After graduating from Cardiff Met Rosie started working at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury as Dance Officer, managing their dance participation programme and dance performance programme.

Most recently Rosie has been working for international touring dance-circus company Motionhouse as Marketing and Development Officer.

Why Beyond Repair Dance?

I have wanted to work for BRD since I first heard of them around 5 years ago. They're fresh, exciting and vibrant, creating incredible innovative work that wows audiences of all ages across the world. This company has a real family ethos and is an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

Rosie Parry

Delle Evans - Company Manager

Delle started dancing at the age of 8 and went on to train at Legat Ballet School in East Sussex. She graduated from Laban in 2008 and toured internationally the following year with Transitions Dance Company.

Throughout her performance career, Delle has worked with numerous Contemporary, Ballet and Theatre companies in London, the U.K and overseas. Her true love lies with Beyond Repair Dance though who has she danced for since 2011!

Why Beyond Repair Dance?

I originally wanted to work for Beyond Repair Dance because the first time I saw them, I realised no body was doing what they were. A company who can change the perception of Contemporary Dance to be filled with colour, precision, dynamism and creative heart is always what I've aspired to. There is never a dull moment in BRD life and everybody is celebrated in all their skills, creating work full of talent and surprises!

Delle Evans

Charlotte Stafford-Heffer - Senior Creative Designer

Charlotte has been painting and creating for as long as she can remember and feels so lucky to be able to combine everything she is passionate about and do it all day every day!

Whilst deciding where life was going to head, Charlotte trained in contemporary dance alongside BRD Director, Jane. Even though her creative talents were destined to call her elsewhere, Charlotte has always had a firm love of all things dance.

Charlotte’s experiences whilst dancing led her into many unusual areas, and whilst being part of an all girl Roller Skating Troupe, Charlotte became fascinated by face and body art.

During Charlotte’s dance training, she became a body-paint model for corporate events, she enjoyed the process of being painted on so much that she decided to learn the tools of the trade.

Over the years Charlotte has worked with many wonderful clients including The National Trust, Cadburys, Barclays, HSBC, Sky, Disney, EA Games, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Channel 4, Somerset House, Chelsea FC, Nintendo, Sony, Colgate and Google.

Charlotte has been closely involved with Beyond Repair Dance since Jane established the company in 2012, she has grown with the company and now heads up a much bigger artistic team who are integral to the unique BRD offering.

Why Beyond Repair Dance?

I have been so honoured to be part of such an exciting company for so many years and hold it very close to my heart. Having people driving BRD forward that are truly passionate about its future and success is what makes us such a special team. I am fortunate to have a job that allows me such creative freedom and excites me so much but above anything else, I'm blessed to call you all my colleagues and friends.

Charlotte Stafford-Heffer