Natasha Gilmore is Artistic Director and founder of Barrowland Ballet. Born in London, Natasha’s early training was as a junior associate of The Royal Ballet School at Sadler’s Wells, then Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts and at Laban.
An internationally respected choreographer for dance theatre and film, Natasha’s work has toured to five continents. In 2017, Natasha Gilmore was the UK nomination for the ASSITEJ Award for Excellence for her work for young audiences including Little Red (7+), Whiteout (12+) Tiger Tale (7+) and Poggle (6 months – 4 years).
Natasha is passionate about creating intergenerational, large-scale participation performances; her recent work Wolves (2017) incorporated a 60 strong intergenerational cast aged between 4 and 85 years old. In 2016 Natasha established an intergenerational company, Wolf Pack, which subsequently won the Most Innovative Project at the 2019 ‘Generations Working Together’ National awards. Most recently Natasha has been recognised for her developing practice in contemporary dance work with and for neuro-diverse audiences.
As a dancer, Natasha has worked with Rose’s Thoughts, Protein Dance, and Jasmin Vardimon, before moving to Glasgow to be the Artist in Residence at Dance House. Natasha also frequently works as a choreographer within theatre productions and recent work includes the National Theatre of Scotland’s musical, Glasgow Girls and Andy Cannon’s Tales of a Grandson.