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Effie McGuire Ward

Effie McGuire Ward is a contemporary dance artist based in Milton Keynes. She undertakes work as a performer, choreographer and teacher across community dance, educational and professional settings. Effie trained at Stella Mann College and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Performance projects have seen Effie work with Shobana Jeyasingh, Rosemary Lee, Gary Clarke, Hannah Pickett, Stopgap Dance Company, Ffin Dance, NOCTURN and Two Thirds Sky. In most recent years, Effie has collaborated with JoinedUp Dance Company for BBC Contains Strong Language Festival; with Danielle Jones/ Luminelle as a dance artist collaborator for the Dancing with Parkinson’s Company on the Collective Identity Project; and has appeared as a Fairy for the Brook Theatre’s Christmas productions in Chatham: created by resident companies Loop Dance, Play on Words Theatre Company and Icon Theatre
Effie currently teaches contemporary classes for Tring Park Associates. Her teaching and facilitation roles have included delivering classes, workshops and residencies for Rambert, Rambert School, DanceXchange Birmingham, BOTH dance classes, Motionhouse, Arts1 School of Performance, Hull Dance, and Yorkshire Movement and Dance. She also co-founded and co-directed MÓTUS, a dance festival for Milton Keynes for its first five years


About her classes

Effie’s classes draw on elements of Cunningham, Limon and Release. Offering a space to be unimpressive yet curious, across a landscape of improvised mobilisations and structured sequences.

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