Italian born and New Zealand bred, Chloe Loftus emigrated to the UK in 1997 where she completed a BA (Hons) Dance Performance at Middlesex University.
Alongside her extensive choreographic work, Chloe has worked internationally as a freelance dancer. She has performed for choreographers and companies including Base Dance, Himherandit Productions, Vitamin G, Sioned Huws, Sean Tuan John, Marc Rees, Jem Treays, Wili Dorner, Kitsch & Sync and Citrus Arts amongst others. Projects have seen her work across Europe, Canada, India and New Zealand.
Chloe is also a Mass Movement Director, having worked for large-scale events including the Wales Millennium Centre’s Ar Waith, Ar Daith with Walk The Plank and National Theatre Wales’ City of the Unexpected Roald Dahl centenary event.
Chloe is also a founding member of Groundwork Pro, a Cardiff based artist-led collective providing professional dance development opportunities. She is co-director of Conscious Dance Aotearoa annual gathering. Her teaching work spans professional, community and university lecturing.
Her continuing training has seen her work with Kim Brandstrup, Toni Mira, Wendy Houstoun and Chris Haring as well as attending the European Aerial Dance Festival in Brighton, Mass Choreography Masterclass with Jeanefer Jean-Charles in Manchester, West Wales Dance for Camera course and a three-week residency at Lakeside Studios, Berlin.
“Loftus displays an enchanting grace and beauty as well as a touch of humour and a faultless athleticism that makes us gasp, gently” That was how I remarked on her prowess in 2006, now she again does all that with an even deeper understanding, a remarkable strength and a sensuality from which that touch of humour is never very far away… she is magnificent to watch. (Theatre Wales Review)