Born and raised in South London, Ophelia began her dance training aged 3 at her local dance school, where she trained in Ballet, Tap and Jazz. At the age of 11 she joined Glenthorne High School, a specialist performing arts school where she was introduced to contemporary dance training. Later, Ophelia joined Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance CAT scheme at aged 13 and continued this training for five years. During this time, she performed works by Tina Krasevec, Wayne McGregor/ Random Dance and Patricia Okenwa. She also had the opportunity to join Dillon Dance Youth Company between 2016-2018.
At 18 she joined London Contemporary Dance School where she recently graduated with a First-Class BA (Hons) Degree. During her time at The Place, she had the pleasure of performing works choreographed by Ohad Naharin/Chisato Ohno, Hofesh Shechter/Fred Despierre, Sung Im Her and Kloe Dean. Other influential artists she has worked with include Seke Chimutenwende (Improvisation into performance) and Jovair Longo. A highlight for her whilst studying was performing at the Queens Gallery (Buckingham Palace) as part of the Leonardo de Vinci exhibition and creating a dance film ‘Per se’ during lockdown.
Ophelia also has a passion for teaching, where she has previously assisted workshops and led summer intensives for Dillon Dance Youth Company alongside regularly teaching at a high school dance company.
Outside of dance she enjoys socialising, fitness, yoga, live performances and visiting art galleries such as 180 The Strand.
Photo credit: Josh Hawkins
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