Born and raised in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Tamzin started Ballet at the age of four at her local dance school Arabesque School of Dance, studying the RAD syllabus. At the age of sixteen, Tamzin attained at place at Birmingham Ormiston Academy where she was introduced to Contemporary Dance. She also trained in: Ballet, Jazz, Physical Theatre and Street. Alongside this Tamzin was also a youth company member of Midland Theatre Ballet, performing in the principal cast for the staging of ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’, performing the role of Aslan.
Going onto further her studies in Contemporary Dance, Tamzin graduated from Dance City with a First-Class Honours in Professional Dance. During her time there, she had the pleasure of performing works created with: Neville Campbell, Geoff Hopson, Rebekah Waters, Anthony Lo-Giudice and Giulia Coti Zolati, Vanhulle Dance Theatre, Roberta Jean, Adam Park and Lynda Clough. Throughout her degree, Tamzin enjoyed exploring highly physical and technical movement styles alongside internalised improvisation and seeing how these can be used to create highlight and contrast in her own choreography.
In her third year, Tamzin undertook an industry placement with BalletLORENT, where she was given the incredible opportunity to perform with them at Newcastle Theatre Royal and Sadler’s Wells in the productions of ‘The Lost Happy Endings’. She also worked with Meta4 Dance Company, which combined together instilled an interest about embodiment of intention in order to generate movement, stimulating research into consciousness and cognitive thinking for her final dissertation.
Tamzin is eager to explore all aspects of a freelance career, with her passion rooted in performance, seeking new opportunities and developing her curiosities. In her free time, Tamzin enjoys creating art, specifically painting and photography, where she has successfully sold works. She also enjoys outdoor activities, hikes and fitness.
Photo credit: Josh Hawkins
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