Liam Francis is an independent dance artist, choreographer and facilitator. His career began at ZooNation Dance Company where he worked extensively in the hip hop and commercial dance industry. He trained vocationally at London Studio Centre (INTOTO) and graduated with a First Class BA Hons degree in 2014. Liam spent seven years as a leading dancer with Rambert Dance Company, performing and creating roles in works by choreographers such as Mark Baldwin, Kim Brandstrup, Christopher Bruce, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Merce Cunningham, Ben Duke, Sharon Eyal, Andonis Foniadakis, Wayne McGregor, Marion Motin, Patricia Okenwa, Hofesh Shechter, Alexander Whitley, Wim Vandekeybus and Didy Veldman.
Liam’s choreographic work has been performed in London, Oxford, Rotterdam, Hannover, Rome and New York. He is also currently an MA student at Rambert School where his research explores the phenomenological concepts of Flow State and Place through choreography and movement.
In 2019, Liam founded the Artistic Gremlin Workshop. This was an expansion of his own personal practice that sought to address the unhelpful and often negative thoughts that would come up whilst creating work. The Artistic Gremlin Workshop now affords artists, of any level and from any field, a reflective rest stop where they can explore the intrusive critical voices that visit during their practice. The goal of this shared reflective practice is to build empathy in the creative community, and to assist the development of healthier relationships between artist and those unavoidable voices.