Proactive over reactive.
This is what we need to be to build strong foundations that support our physical potential and keep our movement growing.
Effective Strength and conditioning is the gap in most dance professionals training and education. This gap has meant we have become reactive in our approach to training instead of proactively addressing physical and mental challenges. Strength and conditioning knowledge can often be distorted by dance tradition and secondhand information resulting in a one sided, unbalanced understanding of the body’s capability, function and development – which is possibly why the injury rate is so high in dance.
Athletic Artist provides strength and conditioning coaching and education - bridging the gap between the scientists and the dance professionals. We pass on skills and knowledge in a way that is digestible and useable from a dancers perspective – this is what makes us unique.
We also practice what we preach!
We work with universities, vocational training schools, dance organisations, perofrmance companies and individuals.
Atheltic Artist was founded and is run by Khyle Eccles.
Khyle is a strength and conditioning specialist for dancers, and an independent dance artist.
As a strength and conditioning specialist he runs and directs Athletic Artist providing training and education events that support the dance community. Currently lecturing at Kingston University and Arts University Bournemouth, and previously London Contemporary Dance School, Khyle is also a practictioner for the Dance UK Healthier Dance Programme and visits vocational training establishments across the country. He is also Biomechanics Trainer.
As an independent dance artist Khyle trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and has toured globally with numerous performance companies on large and small scale creations, from Dance Theatre of Irelands 'Block Party', to STREB Extreme Action Company's 'One Extraordinary Day', to Luca Silvistrini's '(in)Visible Dancing' and much more inbetween.
He collaborates heavily with Rachel Birch-Lawson and acively works on cross art collaborations with other artists, choreographs for Youth Music Theatre UK and is a co-founder of Tall Tales Big Moves.
Khyle also stands on the Equity Dance Committee.