Theatre/Film

Diane’s theatre and film credits include The Island (Theatre Chipping Norton/Dukes Lancaster),Offside (Futures Theatre/Edinburgh Festival), Roundelay and Klippies (Southwark Playhouse), They Drink It In The Congo (Almeida Theatre), SOUL (Royal and Derngate/Hackney Empire), Othello and Julius Caesar (The Royal Shakespeare Company), How Nigeria Became: A story, and a spear that didn't work (Unicorn Theatre), The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Nambia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (the Bush Theatre), The Island (Young Vic), Lola – The Life of Lola Montez (Trestle Theatre Company), The Relapse (Embassy Theatre), and Julius Caesar (The Royal Shakespeare Company / Illuminations / BBC).

Events

Diane works on events of all scale.  She helped to build the choreography and physical language of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony as part of Danny Boyle's creative team.  She has worked on other live events such as AEG Live's Quadrophenia Immersive Cinematic Experience at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.

Teaching

Diane is a respected movement and workshop facilitator. She has taught across a number of drama conservatoires and lead workshops at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, ALRA South, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, E15 Acting School, Arts Educational Schools, Regent's University London and the National Youth Theatre.

Awards

Diane has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Dance UK Observership and Choreographer to Choreographer Awards, and The Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD) Trailblazers Award.  Diane was also an Arts Council International Fellowship. ​

Diane is a movement director and choreographer working in a range of contexts to build the physical life of productions. She achieves dynamic physicality, expressive movement and choreography among professional casts and community or volunteer performers.

In Development: JOSEPHINE, Bear Trap Theatre/Bristol Theatre Royal

© 2017 Diane Alison-Mitchell