Josh Hawkins

Artistic Director / Choreographer

Josh Hawkins is a choreographer/dancer currently supported as Artist in Residence at The University of Salford. He founded his dance company ‘Hawk Dance Theatre’ in 2015 and since then has received funding awards from Arts Council England to support several of his projects.

Josh has produced works for various platforms (stage, screen and festivals) which have been showcased throughout the country. Josh was commissioned to create a Random Acts film by Tyneside Cinema, which was broadcast on Channel 4’s TV platform in November 2015. 

Josh has experience of collaborating with a number of artists and mentors and most recently had the opportunity to work with established UK choreographer Gary Clarke as his choreographic mentor.

Josh delivers participation workshops extensively and has guest delivered at a range of arts organisations including: The Lowry, Dance4, DanceXchange, Ludus Dance and Brewery Arts.

Josh graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first class honours degree in 2013. He spent 2013-14 working with Verve (postgraduate performance company). During this time, he worked with established national UK choreographers; Lea Anderson, Ben Duke and GoddardNixon. Josh worked in Scotland from 2014-15 to perform with BBC2 Artist in Residence Thomas Small in a variety of projects.

Zoe Bradley
Company Dancer

Zoe Bradley was born and raised in South Yorkshire, she began dancing at the age of 17 where she gained a place on the CAT scheme based at The Northern School Of Contemporary Dance. From this she progressed onto the foundation course and four years later in 2015 Graduated from NSCD with a First BA honors in Contemporary Dance.

Since graduating Zoe gained a place with JV2 -(Jasmin Vardimon 2) which she graduated from in May 2016. She has worked with companies such as Chhaya Collective, Akram Khan (AKX intensive), AΦE, Vinicius Salles and is currently touring The Rising with Heather Walrond Dance Company.

Zoe joined Hawk Dance Theatre in September 2015 and has been involved in various projects. 

Emmie Coxey
Company Dancer

Emmie trained at London Contemporary Dance School graduating in 2014. She then continued her training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance as a member of postgraduate company VERVE. Whilst performing and touring with VERVE, she had the pleasure of working with Kerry Nicholls, Theo Clinkard, Douglas Thorpe, Luca Silverstrini and various other guest teachers.

Emmie is very interested in collaborative-based work combining dance with many other performance styles such as theatre, film, story-telling, live music, set design and installation.

Emma joined Hawk Dance Theatre in January 2016 and has been involved in various projects. 

Freya Thomas
Company Dancer

Freya trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance graduating with a first class honours degree in 2014, achieving the choreographic and creative practice award for her year.

During her time there she worked with choreographers such as Gary Clarke, Willi Dorner, Hagit Bar, Douglas Thorpe and Jamal Burkmar.

Since graduating she has worked on projects with Tino Sehgal and Acrojou Theatre. Freya is also a qualified Yoga instructor after completing her training in Goa, India in 2015.

Freya joined Hawk Dance Theatre in January 2016 and has been involved in various projects. 

Josh Wild
Company Dancer

Born in Manchester, Josh Wild began dancing Ballroom and Latin at the age of 15. He then went on to complete his training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree. 

Josh has worked with a variety of companies and choreographers touring work nationally and internationally, including; Scottish Dance Theatre, Anton Lachky, Sharon Eyal, Avatara Ayuso, Odette Hughes and James Wilton. Josh is now a company dancer with Ballet Boyz.

Josh began working with Hawk Dance Theatre in 2015 and has been involved in various projects.


Fern Wareham
Administrator / Creative Learning

Fern is a freelance dance artist based in the North West. After graduating she began working for the Belinda Grantham Dance Company, touring work and specialising in community focused projects. Fern performed in work taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last August, as well as working with Indefinite Article Dance Theatre, taking their debut work, Momentum, to a Blue Cloud Scratch night in London.

Fern is a part-time administrator with Hawk Dance Theatre and works alongside Josh to deliver creative learning opportunities throughout Greater Manchester.

Tilda O'Grady
Company Dancer

Tilda O’Grady is an actor, dancer and theatre maker. She graduated in 2015 with a First Class BA(Hons) in Acting from Manchester School of Theatre (Man Met). The past year has included residencies as a performer/collaborator with OperaUpClose, Obra Theatre Company, Theatre Ad Infinitum, Animikii Theatre, and Not So Silent Dance Theatre. She performed in the 2016 tour of You Must Be The One To Bury Me with Babel Theatre, collaborated with Video Artist Jen Martin to curate a solo physical piece for the Extra Sensory Music Festival, and is an associate artist with Curly Tales Theatre. Credits Whilst Training Include: Dancing at Lughnasa, The Women of Troy, Blue Stockings and Vassa.

Tilda began working with Hawk Dance Theatre in 2017.

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