CHOREOGRAPHER | DIRECTOR | POPULAR | ARTIST
Born in North Yorkshire and now based in London, Blakey’s dance work
spans stage and screen. Her award-winning debut live show Some Greater
Class performed at the Southbank in summer 2017. The Guardian describes
“Blakey’s punk, 4am vision of what contemporary dance can be is on the rise” (Kate Hutchinson, The Guardian) with her edgy, diverse and gender fluid cast of dancers.
Blakey’s work for camera, as a Director and Choreographer, has featured
collaborations with music artists and fashion houses such as Dior, Gucci, Paul Smith, Claire Barrow, Young Fathers, Gwilym Gold, and Mica Levi and Florence and the Machine
Blakey is a recipient of a UK MVA award for her work on Delilah (Florence
and the Machine) for ‘Best Choreography in a Video’ that same year she was
also nominated as ‘Best New Director’.
Blakey’s most recent work Cowpuncher was commissioned to reopen
Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall April 2018. In collaboration with Mica
Levi and Vivienne Westwood the one night show sparked much turbulence
in the world of contemporary dance, Dazed and Confused declared
“Cowpuncher pricks your skin, grabs you by your heart, knocks you in your
gut, and pulsates within your groin, before simultaneously taking over your
Cowpuncher is being remounted for a 2019 tour.