Contemporary Dance, Chisenhale Dance Space


Wednesdays 7-8:30pm | 12 weeks
Instructor: Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi
Autumn Term: 11 September – 4 December (no class 23 October)
£99 per term, £79 Concession, £10 Drop In
Level: Open

New students can try out any class for £5 on their first visit!

A joyful and dynamic class that develops technique and individual expression

Maria’s joyful and physical classes are perfect for dancers who are ready to move on from Beginner level.  These sessions draw on Maria’s rich dance experience including modern and release techniques and styles from Horton to African dance. The class begins by awakening the dancer’s body-awareness through alignment, presence and mindfulness. From here dancers are given the opportunity to develop their musicality, dynamics and physical strength as simple exercises develop into more challenging sequences. Maria creates a welcoming space for individual expression while encouraging the group to connect and move together.

About the Instructor:

Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and movement director working through multidisciplinary techniques from around the world to develop Intercultural Awareness Performance. She has worked in the original cast of The Lion King (UK), Kokuma Dance Theatre, Jeanette Brooks among others, is a recipient of The Trailblazers Fellowship and was shortlisted for the Place Prize in 2004.

She was selected for One Dance UK’s “Dance Teaching Mentorship” and received a ‘Dancers Career Development’ Retraining Grant, 2016. She is an Associate Artist with ‘Spare Tyre Theatre Company’ working with adults with learning disabilities. She has taught regularly at Greenwich Dance, TripSpace, Trinity Laban and The Place.

She is currently researching her new choreographic project exploring female infertility and identity collaborating with interdisciplinary artists and is a Chisenhale Dance Member.

For questions about our classes, please email or call 020 8981 6617 between 10am and 6pm. 


Chisenhale Dance Space 
64-84 Chisenhale Road 
London, E3 5QZ