Ingrid Mackinnon is a London based movement director, choreographer, teacher and dancer. Movement direction credits include Red Riding Hood (Stratford East), Antigone (Mercury Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Bonnie & Clyde (UWL: London College of Music), Hamlet (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), First Encounters: The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company), Typical (Nouveau Riche), The Border (Theatre Centre), Breathing Space (Royal Court), Liar.Heretic.Thief (Lyric), ReImagining: Cacophony (Almeida), #WeAreArrested (Royal Shakespeare Company), Kingdom Come (Royal Shakespeare Company), #DR@CULA! (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), Fantastic Mr. Fox (associate movement director- Nuffield and Lyric Hammersmith), Hansel & Gretel (assistant choreographer - Uchenna Dance), The Headwrap Diaries (assistant choreographer - Uchenna Dance). Performance credits include Dallas Black Dance Theater, Tavaziva Dance, Disney’s The Lion King (West End), Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Green Candle Dance Company and Uchenna Dance. Ingrid also is a certified STOTT Pilates instructor in matwork and reformer. She holds a BA in Kinesiology from Western University in Canada and an MA in Movement: Directing & Teaching from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Ingrid is also co-founder of MoveSpace.
Jane Garvey goes dancing with Strictly judge Shirley Ballas, ballroom dancer Curtis Pritchard, Kathak artist Sujata Banerjee and choreographer Ingrid Mackinnon. Catch the episode on BBC Radio 4 - Woman's hour here.
Ingrid is also co-founder of MoveSpace. You can listen to her chatting with co-founder Laura Dredger on The Movement Podcast.
Ingrid was asked a few questions by Erin Sanchez of One Dance UK on the topic of leadership for the Autumn 2018 issue of One. The article is called Leadership: Perspectives on skill, inspiration and healthy environments. Order your copy here www.onedanceuk.org/resource/one-magazine/
Ingrid was interviewed for One Dance UK's HOTFOOT Online for the Autumn 2017 issue. Check out the article issuu.com/onedanceuk/docs/hotfoot_autumn_2017/4
Ingrid recently contributed to the blog The Enormity Of Now. Her piece is entitled I Move. Enjoy
Ingrid joined movement director Shelley Maxwell on the podcast Behind The Curtains produced by English Touring Theatre, Siana Bangura and Christina Nicole. Catch them on Episode 3.
Read Ingrid's recent interview with Dance Mama on navigating a motherhood and the dance industry.
Ingrid was a guest on the podcast Creative Practice. Listen to her episode where she discusses her journey to becoming a full person and storytelling through the body
Ingrid recently won the award for Best Choreographer at 2021 The Black British Theatre Awards (BBTAs) for her work on Romeo & Juliet at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. The BBTAs was established to raise the profile an awareness of Black British creatives on and offstage.
Ingrid will begin to research joy and movement practice as Research Fellow at Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre. Her interests lie in movement, joy and black bodies in theatrical spaces.
Photo by Gabriel Mokake