This opportunity is offered as part of our Autumn professional development programme
Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th September; £5 per class

Andile Sotiya is a South African born dancer, teacher, choreographer and a former Associate Artist at The Place; and lecturer at the Nothern School of Contemporary Dance. We are delighted to be welcoming Andile back to Birmingham for this three day residency with us.

Andile was choreographer for ACE dance and music on SWITCH (2009) .
To see video and outline description of this previous ACE commission see

Dancers with substantial Contemporary Dance training are welcome to attend daily class with Andile Sotiya during his stay in Birmingham. But get your booking in fast!

When asked to describe class Andile said:

This physical class will draw influences from Martha Graham, Cunningham & Horton techniques mixed with Andile’s own research and interests focusing on articulation, clarity and control, physical expression and musicality. Included in the format of the class are the following elements, (Mobilise and Move) gentle warm up building into an intense cardio, followed by more structured technical section, moving sequences/travelling, jumps and combinations.

I aim to create and welcoming, informative and supportive environment in which you can strive whilst being challenged

When? 3 sessions: 10am-11.30 am
Who? Open to trained dancers, 15 spaces available, first come basis. please book by emailing

Andile Sotiya – biography
A South African born dancer, teacher, choreographer and a former Associate Artist at The Place (2002-2004) and a lecturer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds(2004-2015). As a dancer, Andile has worked with companies including Phoenix Dance Company/Theatre and Ludus Dance Company. In 2002 and in 2006/7 he toured with Kylie Minogue’s Fever World Tour and Showgirl Home Coming Tour working with choreographers Rafael Bonachela, Akram Khan and Michael Rooney. He has also worked with her on various other projects including MTV European Awards in Edinburgh, Top of the Pops, CDUK and a tour of America amongst other. Andile is a founder member and co-director of RODA, a collective that facilitates a very successful Leeds based research and development residency. With the Fifa World Cup hosted by South Africa in 2010, Andile worked with the South African Tourism in promoting the games and the spirit of South Africa, producing events in Davos, Switzerland, Wembley Stadium, Emirates Stadium, Manchester Conference Centre, and Olympia Exhibition Centre amongst others.

Other credits include movement direction for Who Killed Mr Drum for Treatment Theatre directed by Paul Robinson and with performances at the Riverside Studios in London. He also choreographed for nightclub scene for the movie Hunky Dory directed by Marc Evans featuring Minnie Driver. He has also been a creative producer for Miss Black Yorkshire, 2011 (Queens Hotel, Leeds), Miss Yorkshire 2012 and 2013 (O2 Academy Leeds and Queens Hotel Leeds). He regularly collaborates with theatre directors including Chuck Mike from Collective Artistes.