Bettina is a freelance dance artist and practitioner based in the UK. Having found her love for performance, a deep curiosity and passion for movement and the body’s possibility for expression during her dance training in Bern, Switzerland, she went on to study contemporary dance and choreography at London Contemporary Dance School. She then worked as a dancer for various dance companies and choreographers in London, most notably with CandoCo Dance Company, touring, performing and teaching internationally. Other highlights have been co-creating and performing the award winning dance theatre pieces Metamorphosis and The World’s Greatest Show by choreographer Arthur Pita and working closely with choreographers Annie Pui Ling Lok and Marc Brew over many years.
In 2015 Bettina completed an MA in Dance at the University of Chester and in 2017 co-founded Company Carpi with her husband, the composer Gary Lloyd. As a company they have created several ACE funded dance and live music pieces and their latest work – When You Light A Candle You Also Cast A Shadow – was nominated for a One Dance UK award in 2022 and is currently touring to venues around the Northwest.
Bettina is passionate about teaching dance and making dance accessible and meaningful to everybody. Bettina teaches in multiple settings, ranging from working in the community, healthcare and wellbeing contexts to teaching dance in HE and for various arts organisations and dance companies. With the support of Cheshire Dance, Bettina has set up a regular community dance class at Storyhouse in Chester.
For more information please visit https://www.companycarpi.com/