José Triguero-Artistic Director
José gained a first-class honours degree from the National Centre for Circus Arts (London) in 2010 after winning Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Circus. He co-founded Longspoon Circus Company, with whom he created and toured “H” from 2010-2012. He continues to work with the acclaimed Gandini Juggling, touring internationally with their shows, “Smashed” and “8 songs”. Since graduating José has also worked in different projects and companies, such as New London Consort’s “Fairy Queen”, and Kezia Serreau’s “Strike”, which premiered at CircusFest in 2013.
José is one of the core teachers at the Degree programme at National Centre for Circus Arts. He has
attended many workshops in choreography, contemporary clown and devised theatre with the likes of Peeping Tom(Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier), Anton Lachky, Spymonkey or Thomas Prattki(LISPA).
He recently coreographed “Millions of Years”, a collaboration between ENO Bailys and Gandini Juggling performed at The British Museum in February 2016.
With a background in rhythmic gymnastics, Gemma studied Physical Education and Sport at Inefc
University in Spain, where she developed a passion for both circus and contemporary dance. She pursued these paths further at the National Centre for Circus Arts, graduating in 2008 with a specialism in Chinese Pole.
Since then, Gemma has performed internationally with companies such as Seven Fingers, Avant Garde Dance Company, Cirque Bijou and Upswing. And She has been performing in venues and festivals around the world, including China, India, Panama City, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Uk, Portugal and Spain.
Gemma is currenelty undertanking a Masters programme in Contemporary Circus Practices at Dance and Circus Universtiy, DOCH in Sweden, where she is researching movement practices in Circus and in participatory audience setting within performance.