Marguerite Caruana Galizia is a London based dance maker, artist researcher and Pilates teacher.
Originally from Malta, Marguerite moved to London to take up a scholarship at London Studio Centre in 1999. She later attended London Contemporary Dance School, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance (2003). She was runner-up in the prestigious Deutche Bank Pyramid Awards (2003), recipient of the Marion North Mentoring Scheme Award from the BBCF (2005) and a funded artist on Chisenhale’s Artists Programme (2005/2006).
She returned to LCDS in 2007, completing an MA in Choreography in 2010. Since then she was Bursary Artist (2010 – 2011) and then Associate Artist (2013-2014) at dancedigital. She received a “Moving Frames” commission from live@LICA (2012) and has carried out residencies at University of Bedfordshire (2013 – 2014), live@LICA (2013), South East Dance (2014), Chisenhale Dance Space (Refine artist 2014), The Place (Choreodrome Artist 2015 and 2016), METAL Culture in Peterborough (2016), Yorkshire Dance (2017) and Dance City (2018). She is a two times recipient of a Travelling Scholarship from the Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Fund (2011 and 2016). She is a regular member of the creative practice groups at Clarence Mews where she has led a number of Solo Practice Labs.
Marguerite is currently a PhD artist-researcher at De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester (Doctoral Scholarship). Her research into the solo improvisatory-choreographic practice of self-choreography, has led to her collaboration with the UK based dance-maker Amy Voris (to return, funded by DMU and the Arts Council England), alongside mentoring from the international dance-artist Rosalind Crisp.
Alongside her dance work, Marguerite is a Comprehensive Pilates teacher. Her Matwork training was accredited by the Pilates Foundation in association with The Place Artist Development, where she was taught by Susanne Lahusen, Sonia Noonan and Hanna Jones. Since graduating in 2007 Marguerite has built up a wide network of clients and classes in the North West and Central London areas. She later did her equipment apprenticeship with Dominique Jansen at Pilates Off The Square. She is a member of the Pilates Foundation and the Pilates Professionals Group. Further details on her teaching practice and availability can be found here.
Her blog offers a candid space for reflection on her creative practice, revealing the challenges, conversations, observations and questions that arise through her work as dance maker and researcher.
Photo by Christian Kipp