Petra Haller
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Petra Haller

DancerLondon, United Kingdom
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Petra Haller
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Petra Haller

DancerLondon, United Kingdom
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PETRA IS AN INDEPENDENT DANCE ARTIST AND TAP DANCER BASED IN LONDON. SHE STARTED HER CAREER AS A FREELANCE DANCER WORKING ON BBC1, THE ONE SHOW: SKY1, LUIE SPENCE’S SHOW BUSINESS; ELLEN KENT PRODUCTION, AIDA AS WELL AS VARIOUS MUSIC VIDEOS AND LIVE EVENTS. AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF SOLELY WORKING FOR OTHER PEOPLE SHE STARTED CREATING , PRODUCING AND PERFORMING HER OWN WORK AS WELL. HER FIRST OUTINGS AS A CREATOR, DANCER, PRODUCER INCLUDE: “CHARLIE: MY MESSAGE TO HUMANITY“, LAKE STUDIOS BERLIN AND THE SOLO THEATRE SHOWCASE “SOLO ROULETTE” AT THE BLUE ELEPHANT THEATRE IN NOVEMBER 2018 PERFORMING “DELIVER ME” A THEATRE AND DANCE PIECE WHICH COMBINES SPOKEN WORD AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE. SHE IS CURRENTLY THE RESIDENT DANCER AT RÉSONANCES PERFORMANCES, AN INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION OF IMPROVISED MUSIC, POETRY, DIGITAL ART AND LIVE PAINTING LED BY AURELIE FREOUA AND SUPPORTED BY THE VORTEX JAZZ CLUB. PETRA HAS BEEN THE FIRST TAP DANCER NAMED IN JAZZWISE MAGAZINE’S: RISING JAZZ ARTISTS SECTION IN: WHO TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020. SHE HAS MAINLY STUDIED TAP UNDER JASON SAMUELS SMITH AND DERICK GRANT WHO NOT ONLY TAUGHT HER THE DANCE STYLE BUT ALSO INSPIRED HER TO STUDY THE ROOTS OF THIS AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART FORM IN JAZZ MUSIC AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY. SHE WAS INTRODUCED TO FREE IMPROVISATION BY CLEVELAND WATKISS AT THE FREEDOM OF ART LOFT JAM AND IMMEDIATELY FOUND HERSELF AT HOME. PETRA IS COMMITTED TO HONOR THE LINEAGE AND HISTORY OF TAP DANCE WHILE FINDING HER PLACE IN IMPROVISED MUSIC AND JAZZ, CONSTANTLY HUNGRY TO LEARN AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER ART FORMS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS. RECENT PERFORMANCES INCLUDE: CONGREGATE ONLINE; CLEVELAND WATKISS, SOUL CITY ARTS 2020 RÉSONANCES ONLINE; ONLINE 1/ RESILIENCE/ MEMORIES; VORTEX JAZZ CLUB 2020 JAZZ CONNECTIVE; VORTEX JAZZ CLUB 2020 TAP DANCE AND PIANO DUO WITH RICHARD ADAM LEWIS; VORTEX JAZZ CLUB 2020 RESONANCES 3: RÊVES; VORTEX JAZZ CLUB, LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019 ECSTASIES; ARTWALK WAKEFIELD 2019
Projects
  • TO BE AN ARTIST with Drew Alexander Forde | That Viola Kid
    TO BE AN ARTIST with Drew Alexander Forde | That Viola KidIn today's Podcast I am speaking with Drew Alexander Forde aka ThatViolaKid. He is one of my major Inspirations for starting this podcast. Website: http://thatviolakid.com/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/faking-notes-podcast/id1467641031 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatViolaKid Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatviolakid/ If you wanna support please donate at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ToBeAnArtist Every little helps!! About Drew: Violist Drew Alexander Forde, k
  • TO BE AN ARTIST with Drew Alexander Forde | That Viola Kid
    TO BE AN ARTIST with Drew Alexander Forde | That Viola KidIn today's Podcast I am speaking with Drew Alexander Forde aka ThatViolaKid. He is one of my major Inspirations for starting this podcast. Website: http://thatviolakid.com/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/faking-notes-podcast/id1467641031 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatViolaKid Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatviolakid/ If you wanna support please donate at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ToBeAnArtist Every little helps!! About Drew: Violist Drew Alexander Forde, k
  • TO BE AN ARTIST with Gwendolyn Kassenaar - visual artist, performer
    TO BE AN ARTIST with Gwendolyn Kassenaar - visual artist, performerHi everyone, Welcome to season two of TO BE AN ARTIST which is off to a strong start with no-one else but one of my consistent collaborations and inspirations Gwendolyn Kassenaar. If you would like to donate and support this Project, Please do so at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ToBeAnAr... Gwendolyn Kassenaar is a Dutch visual & performance artist based in London. A graduate from Chelsea College of Art, she paints live in performances collaborating with musicians and dancers. She improvise
  • National Tap Dance day with Petra Haller and Meg Morley
    National Tap Dance day with Petra Haller and Meg MorleyJoin Petra Haller and Meg Morley at an evening of Improvised Piano and Tap dance to celebrate Bill Bojangles Robinson’s Birthday. May 25th which is Robinson’s birthday (25/05/1878- 25/11/1949) was signed into law as National Tap dance day by George H.W. Bush on November 8, 1989 as a day to celebrate Tap Dance as an American Art form, and is now celebrated by tap dancers around the world. Petra Haller and Meg Morley met a few years back at the Freedom of Improvisation Loft jam at the Vortex led
  • TO BE AN ARTIST - weekly series of fireside chats
    TO BE AN ARTIST - weekly series of fireside chatsI am conducting weekly chats with artists from different fields, talking to them about how they get to where they are, hoe they see the world, what being an artist means to them.
  • SIR - collaboration with Alain Man
    SIR - collaboration with Alain ManDancer: Petra Haller Music: Alain Man
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Projects credited in
  • BBC: Black to Life
    BBC: Black to LifeScript writer for BBC Alternative history online short film
  • Overcoming Sexual Harassment in the Barbershop (BBC)
    Overcoming Sexual Harassment in the Barbershop (BBC)The decision for a woman to shave her hair isn’t an easy one to make. As well as having to overcome societies’ stereotypes and ideals around femininity, masculinity and sexuality, many women also have to navigate being sexually harassed in barbershops.
  • B'Inspired Day @ Sky
    B'Inspired Day @ SkyNot every career opportunity is made equal, and there's no reason why it shouldn't be equal. I assisted with the development and creation of an Inspiration-Insight day (named "B'Inspired Day") for Corporate Affairs, in which we've invited university students from a BAME background to a packed day of talks and a networking session in Sky. The event is currently being sponsored by Corporate Affairs' Group Exec Debbie Klein. As a result of the digital marketing placement of myself and my collea
  • 'Hair' - Clean up animator
    'Hair' - Clean up animator'Hair' is a short film directed by Ed Smith, for which I worked as a clean up animator. Shown on BBC4 in December 2018.
  • [IF] Showreels past, resent and future
    [IF] Showreels past, resent and futureFounded in 2008, Invisible Frames otherwise known as [IF] is a London-based production company led by a dedicated team of film industry professionals. Delivering bespoke internal and external communications, Invisible Frames specialising in expert project design, camera operation, CGI, VFX and motion graphics. The IF team have over twenty years of industry experience and are set apart by their extensive skill set, artistic flare and sound understanding of marketing and branding. Current client
  • BBC Arts x British Arts Council: Partitions
    BBC Arts x British Arts Council: PartitionsIn memory of the partition of India, 70 years ago, the film is a musical portrait of the thriving Punjabi community in London's Southall. The film looks to the past and the future, capturing both the younger and elderly members of the neighbourhood. The film has been produced by Somesuch and Co, British Arts Council, Asian Arts Agency and Canvas Studios. Director: Vivek Vadoliya Producer: Shimmy Ahmed DOP: Ben Marshall Music: Punjabtronix
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Work history
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    Independent dance artistPetra haller
    London, United KingdomFreelance
Skills
  • Dance
  • Dance Choreography
  • Dance Event
  • Dance Film
  • Dance Performance
  • Dance Theatre
  • Performance Art
  • Performing
  • Performing Arts
  • Acting Performing
  • Art Performance
  • Live Performance
  • Theatre Performance
  • Persistence
  • Perseverance