Manchester-based Company Chameleon is a touring dance theatre company that produces inspiring and original dance theatre productions, which are performed across the UK and the world.
Company Chameleon started when Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner met at Trafford Youth Dance Theatre in the mid-1990s. Two ordinary lads from Manchester, they shared an ambition to dance professionally for a living. After developing their talent at Trafford, they went on to train at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and after graduating travelled extensively to work with some of the most innovative dance companies and choreographers in the world.
They returned home to Manchester in 2007, to achieve their goal of setting up their own dance company in their home city, and Company Chameleon was born. Today, Company Chameleon tour internationally to wide acclaim and perform over fifty indoor and outdoor performances a year.
Learning and participation is an integral part of the Company’s approach. Everywhere the Company performs, they lead a dance class or workshop. As a result, Chameleon has introduced thousands of people, from countries all over the world, to a different side of dance and movement. From beginners’ creative sessions in schools through to advanced level company classes at universities, the Company offers a wide range of dance development opportunities all year round.
In May 2016, Company Chameleon launched Chameleon Youth, a new youth dance company for Manchester. The huge amount of knowledge and experience Chameleon has gained, from touring dance theatre all over the world, forms the bedrock of the youth company and its hands-on approach to creative development. The aspiration is to inspire the next generation of dance artists.