Janis Claxton Dance is a multi-award winning company based in Edinburgh and touring internationally. The company brings works to a wide variety of public spaces (museums, galleries, parks, zoos, multi-art spaces and more), inspiring audiences with high quality contemporary dance. The company has performed in the UK, China and Taiwan, and will have its US premier at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival in 2018.

Janis Claxton is known for creating finally crafted, emotionally rich and relevant choreography that is accessible to a wide demographic.

Awards: Herald Angel (2008), Creative Edinburgh Collaboration Award (2016).

In the press

“A richly inventive, wonderfully perceptive work, danced with a persuasive humanity to a score you want to own”
★★★★★ The Herald

“Janis Claxton is a dance-maker at the top of her technical game, with a rare emotional intelligence”
★★★★ The Observer


Current productions

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

Award-winning series of love duets designed for invited and ‘accidental’ audiences in multiple public spaces. Performed by 4 world-class dancers to music by Pippa Murphy, this top dance pick 2016 (Observer) has been seen by thousands in Edinburgh, Taiwan and on-line.

Available from May 2018 - December 2019.