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The Cholmondeleys are a London-based, all-female contemporary dance company, described by Arts Council England as "one of the leading contemporary dance companies in Britain," presenting work that "is diverse, witty and instantly recognisable."[1]



The Cholmondeleys were formed by Lea Anderson (now Artistic Director/Choreographer), Teresa Barker and Gaynor Coward in 1984 after they graduated from the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance (today Trinity Laban).[2]

In 1988 Anderson established an all-male company The Featherstonehaughs.

In 2011, both companies were reported to be disbanding at the end of the year, due to the loss of Arts Council grants.[3]


Works choreographed by Anderson for The Cholmondeleys include:

  • Flesh And Blood (1989/1997)
  • Cold Sweat (1990)
  • Walky Talky (1992)
  • Metalcholica (1994)
  • Car (1995/96)


  1. ^ The Cholmondeleys and the Featherstonehaughs
  2. ^ Lea Anderson
  3. ^ [1], Report of Disbandment Plans on BBC Website.

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