Co-Editor Mode & Motion
Jack Thomson is a professional dancer and photographer based in the UK. Thomson’s differing disciplines have aligned and united overtime, informing his decisions aesthetically and intellectually, resulting in a unique photographic vision. Describing his work as a hybrid of both fashion and dance, his inspiration crosses a wide range of eras within both subject matters, whilst capturing and incorporating his own direct understanding of dance and choreography into his photography. Thomson has redefined his aims as a photographer; to have the body, and the body’s ability to express, as the central focus for his fashion imagery.
Jake Hall is a freelance fashion journalist and blogger. After studying a degree in languages French and Spanish Jake moved to Paris, where he discovered his love of fashion and writing. His blog, Stylejourno includes a hand written response to all of Alexander McQueen’s shows. He has recently contributed to Dazed & Confused and Notion Magazine. Jake now lives and works in London.
Elizabeth Mitchell graduated from The University for the Creative Arts in Fashion Journalism and is currently a fashion writer at Fashion & Beauty Monitor. Elizabeth was also a keen dancer and performed in venues such as Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Place and Queen’s Theatre, London. In her final year of university, she united her journalistic ability with her enthusiasm for dance and produced her own online dance magazine on the creativity of dance. Her site can be found over at
Harry Clark is a fashion and visual arts photographer and dancer, thus combining his natural flair for the aesthetic with his knowledge and resources in the dance world. His work has been featured in Hero Magazine and regularly contributes the fashion, arts and culture magazine Dazed & Confused in which he photographed Bon Iver among other artists. Harry specialises in film photography.
Originally from Mexico, Cesar is a freelance professional dancer and photographer based in NYC. His work has developed combing the understanding of two art form's. He believes our bodies can embody gentleness and sensibility yet have a strong desire to the unlimited possibilities that our body can reach. Including fashion to the development of his work has been something he is working on since 2014; making it fashionable without loosing the artistry he has at the core of his photographic vision. As a dancer he has danced in NYC with PCDC, Project 44, De Funes Dance and zest collective.
Alice Westoby trained in contemporary dance at the University of Chichester and now works in arts marketing in London. She is also a freelance writer, predominantly comtributing features and reviews about dance and culture to A Younger Theatre, London Calling and LondonDance.com. A lover of all things aesthetically pleasing, her final major project at university focused on architechture and choreography - two things she is still passionate about today. Find her on Twitter @alicemayw_ and on her blog https://dancewatch.wordpress.com
Dance Artist, Writer
For Gareth dance begins with the body. Based in London and Wales he has worked with artists Eddie Ladd, Marc Rees, Luke Pell, Cai Tomos, Ema Jayne Park, Siriol Joyner and Wendy Houstoun. His work has been shown in Cardiff, Swansea, London and Berlin.
As a teacher he has taught at Chisenhale Dance Space, The Albany and at Swansea University.
Gareth is also an editor and writer for the online dance magazine BELLYFLOP.
Léa holds a BA in History of Art and Modern Litterature. She graduated with a Certificate of Higher Education from The Place in 2009. Since she has worked with José Vidal, Seke Chimutengwende, Clod Ensemble, Johannes Wieland, Stephanie Thiersch and Chris Haring/Liquid Loft amongst others. Lea choreographed the music video Don't you find, Jamie T.
Her work has been performed in England, Germany, France, Spain and Luxembourg.
Dancer, Dance Writer
Emily May is currently studying for a degree in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She reviews contemporary dance, theatre and art for various websites including A Younger Theatre, Oxford Dance Writers, her own blog A Bohemian in London, and was recently part of the reviewing team for Resolution! 2016. Emily has a wide variety of cultural interests, including European art, literature and history.
Reconciling a love of story-telling with an adherence to the ideas of artists intent on removing the supremacy of literature in theatre, Jonathan saw the greatest confluence of these ideas in the practice and aesthetics of dance and movement. Currently at RADA studying for the Masters in Text and Performance, Jonathan has spent much of the past year developing his performance and movement abilities through exploration of the techniques of Rudolf Laban.