Ruth Way is Associate Head of School for Performing Arts, Plymouth University and Programme Leader for BA Dance Theatre . She has had an extensive career as a professional dancer and choreographer performing with Earthfall Dance and Lusty Juventus Physical Theatre and has presented her practice as research though performative papers, articles and performances internationally. Ruth studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance, with Merce Cunningham in New York and most recently with Sondra Fraleigh , dance philosopher and founder of EastWest Somatics . Ruth has taught and performed at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, for Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre and internationally with Earthfall Dance. Throughout her career Ruth has worked extensively in the fields of community dance, dance in education, performance and choreography . She regularly acts as a mentor for emerging choreographers and is a member of the board of directors for Plymouth Dance.
Russell Frampton studied Fine Art at Exeter College of Art, completing an MA in Fine art at the University of Plymouth in 2003 where he is a part time lecturer in Dance film and Technology. Russell has been working as a painter, exhibiting his work nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. He has work in private collections in the USA, Japan and Europe. He has worked as a commercial graphic designer, illustrator, muralist and art teacher. Russell has produced set designs, props and scenographic digital video projections for a variety of theatrical projects, including The Lusty Juventus production of m[other] shown in St Petersburg and Shading the Crime shown in London.
Russell is also an active musician and composer, He is currently promoting the Multi media dance film BLIND TORRENT 2012 at film festivals and has just completed a 360 version of the film to be shown as part of the cultural olympiad in Weymouth in the summer. He is currently researching filmmaking, technology and performance.