Artist and company profiles

This is a list of professional Deaf and disabled artists, or disabled-led companies, who are actively seeking international partners and opportunities. Each artist or company currently has work ready to tour or for exhibition. We are proud to list companies from all over the world.

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Academy Art of Diversity: Teatro la Ribalta

Tags: DanceTheatre

Academy Art of Diversity - Teatro la Ribalta are a professional theatre company in which disabled and non-disabled artists work as an ensemble. Read more

Alessandro Schiattarella

Tags: Dance

Alessandro Schiattarella is a dancer, choreographer and video-grapher based in Switzerland, and his research focuses on less-visible disability. Read more

Anna Berndtson

Tags: DanceLive ArtTheatreVisual Arts

Performance is the foundation of my artistic practice, working foremost with Long Duration Live Performance Art. The public is essential in my work, as their presence becomes part of the live experience. Being present over several hours or even over several days is the main challenge in this art form. Read more

Artistas Diversos

Tags: DanceVisual Arts

Artistas Diversos is an NGO that produces and exhibits the work of disabled artists covering all types of artistic expression, from all over the world - free of charge for the artist. Read more

BewegGrund, Switzerland

Tags: Dance

BewegGrund stands for equal rights, self-determination, equal opportunities and integration. Read more

Candoco Dance Company

Tags: Dance

Candoco produces excellent and profound contemporary dance for audiences and participants that excites, challenges and broadens perceptions of art and ability. Read more

Caroline Bowditch

Tags: DanceLive ArtTheatre

Australian-born but now Glasgow-based performance artist and choreographer, Caroline Bowditch describes herself as a performer, maker, teacher, speaker and mosquito buzzing in the ears of the arts industry in the UK and further afield. Read more

Cathy Waller Company

Tags: DanceMusic

Cathy Waller Company produce explosive and vibrant contemporary dance work that incorporates live music and original composition Read more

Casson & Friends

Tags: DanceTheatre

Casson & Friends are a Record Breaking Dance Theatre Company that create interactive accessible performance with a focus on collaboration, interaction and joy. Read more

Chisato Minamimura

Tags: Dance

Chisato Minamimura is a professional conceptual dance choreographer, dance artist and BSL art presenter. Read more

CiM Dance Company

Tags: DanceFilmMusic

Professional, contemporary, dance company which joins together interpreters with and without disability, promoting a unique approach to inclusion while aiming for high artistic standards. Read more

Dançando com a Diferença

Tags: DanceFilmLive ArtMusicTheatreVisual Arts

Institution whose main goal is to promote social inclusion and culture through inclusive dance. Read more

Dance Into Space Foundation

Tags: DanceTheatre

Dance Into Space Foundation (DIS) is an East African Contemporary dance-theatre company with a mission to give dance to all. Read more

Deaf Men Dancing

Tags: DanceTheatre

A unique and exciting dance company of all male, highly trained professional dancers who are all deaf. Read more

Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90

Tags: DanceFilmLive ArtSpoken Word / Live LiteratureVisual Arts

Artist working mainly with digital lens-based media, but also with performance, text and sound. Read more

Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

Tags: DanceFilmTheatre

Ensemble BewegGrund Trier (founded in 2000, artistic director Maja Hehlen) is a DanceAbility Dance Company open to everybody. Read more

Epic Arts

Tags: DanceTheatreVisual Arts

Epic Arts uses the arts as a powerful tool for transformation that explores and celebrates the richness of diversity through creative experiences. We work with people of all abilities and backgrounds through our Inclusive Education, Community and Social Enterprise Programmes to encourage a change in perceptions and attitudes at both a personal, and public level. Read more

Estela Lapponi

Tags: DanceFilmLive ArtTheatreVisual Arts

Estela Lapponi is an actress, dancer, creator / performer, choreographer, artistic director, producer and Brazilian video artist. Read more

Fittings Multimedia Arts

Tags: ComedyDanceFilmLive ArtMusicSpoken Word / Live LiteratureTheatreVisual Arts

Disability-led national organisation that makes popular theatre characterised by directness, comedy, music, emotion and immediacy, working with material, performers and artists, reflecting the UK's diverse cultures. Read more

Folk in Motion

Tags: Dance

Wheelchair dance company which has developed and performs an adapted form of English folk dancing, 'wolk'. Disabled folk musicians appear as guest artists. Read more

Heidi Latsky Dance

Tags: DanceFilm

Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) is an internationally recognized physically integrated dance company from New York City. Read more

Ich bin O.K.

Tags: DanceTheatre

Combining contemporary dance and hip hop dance, Ich bin O.K. has invented an innovative form of inclusive dance-theatre, where young artists with and without disabilities perform on equal terms Read more

Indepen-dance

Tags: Dance

Established and highly respected inclusive dance development company with a unique place within the dance community in Scotland. Read more

Kaite O’Reilly

Tags: DanceLiteratureTheatre

Kaite O’Reilly is a UK-based playwright and theatre maker who works internationally in disability arts and culture and so-called ‘mainstream’ culture. Read more

Marc Brew

Tags: Dance

Marc Brew Company is committed to developing innovative collaborative work that interweaves a physicality derivative of strong contemporary dance technique. Read more

Nataly Zukerman

Tags: DanceLive ArtTheatre

Independent performance artist who creates interdisciplinary works, combining devised theatre, live art, dance and her own autobiographical materials. Read more

Platform-K

Tags: Dance

In all of our dance projects, Platform-K challenges disabled and non-disabled artists to work together and create new art forms; dance and movement languages. Read more

Per.Art

Tags: DanceFilmLiteratureTheatreVisual Arts

Per.Art is an independent organization active in the field of contemporary performing arts in Serbia. Since 1999, our Art and Inclusion program has brought together people with learning disabilities, artists (theatre, dance and visual arts), special educators, representatives of cultural institutions, architects and students. Read more

People Dancing

Tags: DanceLive ArtVisual Arts

People Dancing is the UK's development organisation and membership body for those involved in creating opportunities for people to experience and participate in dance. Read more

Plural Inclusive Dance Company

Tags: Dance

Promoting artistic collaboration between dance professionals, dance students and non-professionals, disabled and non-disabled artists, that share and create dance visions standing out for Diversity. Read more

Shape

Tags: DanceLive ArtVisual Arts

Shape is a disability-led arts organisation founded on the principle that all disabled people should have the opportunity to participate fully in arts and culture, and works with the vision of an inspiring and inclusive arts sector that is accessible to all. Read more

ShareMusic & Performing Arts

Tags: DanceFilmLive ArtMusicTheatreVisual Arts

Swedish artist development organisation that works internationally Read more

Signdance Collective International

Tags: DanceMusicTheatre

Award winning international touring performance company, whose creative directors David Bower and Isolte Avila began creating and developing signdance theatre in 1987. Read more

Spare Tyre

Tags: DanceMusicTheatre

Spare Tyre is a leading participatory arts company based in London, which creates and tours work across the UK and beyond. Read more

Stopgap Dance Company

Tags: Dance

Creates exhilarating dance productions of international standard, employing disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate. Read more

SZENE 2WEI

Tags: DanceTheatreVisual Arts

SZENE 2WEI implements bodily specificities as a medium in dance Read more

Tanzbar Bremen

Tags: DanceTheatre

Tanzbar Bremen creates big scale contemporary dance productions as well as experimental works as a group of mixed-abled dancers, choreographers, creative artists and dance educators Read more

The British Paraorchestra

Tags: DanceMusicTheatre

Pioneering a global movement to showcase disabled musicians with extraordinary abilities. Its mission is to end the limitations placed on them, not by their physical ability but by lack of opportunity. Read more

Together! 2012

Tags: ComedyDanceFashionFilmLiteratureLive ArtMusicSpoken Word / Live LiteratureTheatreVisual Arts

Working to make the main host borough of Newham an international centre of excellence for Disability Arts as part of the Paralympic cultural legacy. Read more

Un-Label

Tags: DanceMusicTheatre

Un-Label is an open community of artists from all over Europe and from various artistic disciplines (dance, music, drama, poetry) where the focus is not on the disabilities but on the diversity. Read more