Biography Hilde Cannoodt
Hilde is a choreographer, choreologist, instructor and performer specialising in fusion dances. She trained extensively in numerous dance styles such as tribal fusion, contemporary dance, hip hop, house, locking, flamenco, ATS, classical Indian dance, jazz, ballet and Oriental dance. She has also extensively trained in Silvestre Technique, a contemporary dance technique from Salvador, Brazil. Since 2012, she travels annually to Salvador to study this technique at its source.
She has a diploma in Dance Studies from Laban and she also has a BA in Dance and Visual Arts from Brighton University. Just graduated from Laban for a second time, she has a specialist diploma in choreology and is currently investigating the trends and tendencies of tribal fusion dance, a phenomenon originated from San Francisco, California.
Hilde is a IYN accredited yoga teacher (200hrs) from the Unity Yoga school in Brighton.
She is director of Masmoudi Dance Company, founding member of Chaos Carousel (a project with live music and tribal fusion) and is founder of the Tribal Remix Festival, a London based annual dance festival that hosts world renowned tribal fusion dance teachers and performers.
She has performed and collaborated with some incredible artists, such as Natacha Atlas, Merlin Shepherd, Phil Thornton, Sabio Janiak, Violet Scrap, Donna Mejia, Wendy Buonaventura, Tjarda Van Straten and many more.
In July 2016 she was commissioned to create choreographic work with colleague Tjarda Van Straten at the Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Kigali, Rwanda. Their Movement For Humanity project was backed by over 100 supporters via a kickstarter campaign and involved three weeks of intense training with local dancers, followed by a performance at the festival.