Avatâra Ayuso

Dancer

Avatâra Ayuso trained in ballet (Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Mallorca) and Linguistics (BA and MA, Universidad Complutense de Madrid) before moving to London in 2004, where she obtained a Certificate in Higher Education at London Contemporary Dance School. In 2005 she became part of the D.A.N.C.E. programme where she worked and performed internationally under the artistic direction of William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Frédéric Flamand and Angelin Preljocaj. In 2008, she obtained a Master Klass in Professional Dance from Palucca Schule Dresden. That same year she founded Ʌ.V.Ʌ Dance.

Avatâra has received several awards and grants among them the Arras Preis für Kunst und Kultur Dresden 2010, the Young Artist of Saxony 2012, the Lisa Ullman Travelling Fund, the Dance UK’s Business of Dance Bursary and Dancers’ Mentoring Programme. She is Associate Artist of the European Center for the Arts Hellerau Dresden and her company Associate Company of Creative Academy Slough (UK). She has been nominated for the 2015 National UK Dance Awards.

As a choreographer, Avatâra has developed short and full length productions and has been commissioned and supported by several institutions, among them, the European Centre for the Arts Hellerau Dresden, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Los Teatros del Canal de Madrid, The Place, Palucca Schule Dresden, Youth Dance England, British Spanish Society, Spanish Embassy London, Karlovac Dance Festival Croatia, Arts Council England, Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan and National Taipei University of the Arts.

Alongside choreographing, Avatâra teaches professional and company class around Europe and since 2007 keeps on performing and teaching regularly with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance (UK).