José Triguero-Artistic Director
José gained a first-class honours degree from the National Centre for Circus Arts (NCCA) in 2010 and was awarded the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Circus upon graduation. He works with the acclaimed Gandini Juggling, touring internationally with their shows, “Smashed”,“8 songs”,“Hermes” and currently co-creating/directing “Gibbon”. Since graduating José has also worked as a juggler in different projects and companies, such as New London Consort, ENO or English National Ballet. He also choreographed “Millions of Years”, a collaboration between English National Opera and Gandini Juggling which was performed at The British Museum in 2016.
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 practitioners like Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier(Peeping Tom), Anton Lachky, Spymonkey, Roberto Olivan or Thomas Prattki (LISPA).
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.