Alethia Antonia (they/her) is a UK-based freelance choreographer, performer, teacher and researcher. They trained at London Contemporary Dance School, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and are currently a part-time PhD researcher at De Monfort University with a Midlands4Cities scholarship.
Alethia’s choreographic work and research incorporate various movement practices and vocality to explore artistic and socio-political issues in relation to race and gender, mental health and trauma. This is in particular connection with the idea of self-authoring feminine blackness, decolonisation, and accessibility. Her choreographic work has been commissioned, supported by and performed at institutions such as The Place, Sadler’s Wells, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Dance4, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Yorkshire Dance, Fashion Space Gallery, DanceEast, UTA Artist Space and London Gallery Weekend. They are currently a Work Place Artist at The Place and a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group at Dancers’ Career Development (DCD).
They have also worked as a performer with companies such as Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, and James Cousins Company amongst others, and guest teaches for various dance conservatoires, CAT schemes, outreach projects, and professional companies around the UK.