Dane Hurst is a multi-award winning Dancer, Choreographer & Artistic Director. His works have been performed on stage, in art galleries, film & festivals around the world. He works between South Africa and UK and is currently Artistic Director at Jazzart Dance Theatre and founder of the Moving Assembly Project.
Dane Hurst was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and based in the UK since 2003. He has performed nationally and internationally to critical acclaim, having made guest appearances with Rambert, Phoenix Dance Theatre, National Dance Company Wales, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, Akala, Nitin Sawhney, Humanoove, Yorke Dance Project, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Mark Bruce Company and Company Wayne McGregor. Nominated for awards in 2006, 2013, 2020 and winning the Emerging Artist 2007 and Best Male Dancer of the Year award 2014 by the Critic's Circle National Dance Awards, UK. As a choreographer his works have been performed on stage and in film around the world. He serves on the board of Mark Bruce Company, is founder of the Moving Assembly Project charity, joined Phoenix Dance Theatre as Artistic Director in 2021 and is currently Artistic Director at Jazzart Dance Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dane Hurst has worked with some of the industry's most celebrated photographers and film-makers. Check out the gallery for images and film that documents some of the artists and projects engaged with in the performing arts since 2004.
Dane Hurst has created full evening works for the UK's oldest art gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery in response to featured exhibitions, 'Prud'hon: The Moving Body', 'Exodus' and 'Animalis' for the Art of Violence. He has created site specific works for Whitechapel Art Gallery with artist Carlos Bunga and with the Barbican for Beyond Barbican with Leandro Elrich.
His choreography has appeared on stage, in festivals, art galleries and on film around the world. Film credits include Primitive, Voices of Finance, The Sleeping Beauty, Beast in the Jungle, Ruins of Empires, What Remains, Death of Pentheus and Sea of Troubles
Dane Hurst has worked with acclaimed companies and artists from around the world, directing, performing, collaborating and producing critically acclaimed work for stage, art galleries, film and television.