About Us

We create impactful, emotive dance performances to interest and entertain based on themes we are passionate about.

We believe in dance as an art form as well as a physical activity. We try to reach audiences who may not usually see dance performance in traditional performance venues. Find out more about our current performance projects here.

Our creative learning work runs both independently of and associated with our performance work. We work with people of all ages to provide opportunities to enjoy dance and to develop their knowledge, skills and creativity. We work with young people in and out of school settings, as well as running our own youth dance company throughout the year. Find out more about our creative learning opportunities here.

Combination Dance was established in 2001. We are a registered charity (no. 1123954) and company limited by guarantee (no.4326359). We are based in the London Borough of Richmond, South West London and work both in the borough, across the capital and the UK. Our work is led by Artistic Director, Anne-Marie Smalldon and supported by a team of performers, production creatives and a producer.

We are a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales and a registered charity. We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors and Trustees.

We are funded by our local authority, London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, Sport England and Arts Council England.

Staff Team

Anne-Marie Smalldon, Artistic Director

Tony Blake, Finance Manager

Thomas McCann, Artist and Head of Creative Learning

Karen Palmer, Project Producer


Board of Directors and Trustees

Chair, Venetia Fawcett

Hal Chambers

Emma Gollagly

Richard Parr

Karen Spinner


Photograph taken at Action Potential, Bloomsbury Theatre, February 2017. Light trails captured as part of the performance. Photograph by Scott David Photography