Senior Lecturer, Contemporary Dance
She assumed the role of residential director to make 8 works on the company that have undergone national and rural tours and international performances. She has created 3 dance works on film that have featured marginalised communities including mature female community dancers and two of the U.Ks leading female wheelchair dancers.
Abi danced in company repertoire between 2005- 2012 and, returned to dancing in The Hotel Experience in 2019. Amongst others, Abi has also danced for Yael Flexer and Nick Sandiland (YFNS), Charlie Morrissey and Detta Howe.
As a choreographer Abi has extensive choreographic experience making work across a variety of settings including immersive theatre (The Deluge), non-theatrical spaces, dance for screen (Living is a Doorway, a part) outdoor work (My Bit) and promenade performance for Gay Pride Parade. She makes work on people of all ages and abilities. Her work has been shown in high profile theatres including Sadlers Wells, The Place, Trinity Laban, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Brighton Dome, The Point, Greenwich Dance, The Gulbenkian.
Abi received choreographic mentorship from Hofesh Shechter and has collaborated with a range of international artists and companies, working on projects with Gary Clarke, Simona Bertozzi, writer for the BBC Nick Walker, BAFTA nominated film director Garry Crystal and StopGap Dance Company.
Abi graduated from The University of Chichester with a first class degree and was awarded the Hayes award on graduation. She is proud to be a a senior lecturer at The University of Chichester and has a passion for extending her practice to creatively engage the community.
Whitaker, C., Mortimer, A. and Evans, D. (2018) The Hotel Experience. [Performances]
Mortimer, A., Whitaker, C. and Evans, D. (2017) The Deluge. [Performances]