Layla Rosa CV

Layla Rosa
Layla is a creator and director of her own work as a circus artist, theatre maker and visual
She is also a founder member of the acclaimed performance collective Shunt with whom she
has created large scale site specific performance for 10 years as an artist and performer.
Graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama with a BA joint honours degree in
English and Drama. Trained at The Circus Space in a range of Aerial disciplines specialising in
Static Trapeze and Corde Lisse. Layla is an accomplished singer with a powerful alto voice.
Layla Rosa Projects
Direction / Choreography / Creation / Performance
What if…?
A performance installation of Aerial, Visual and aural art.
La Breche, Cherbourg 2010
Jacksons Lane, London and Nuffield Theatre Southampton 2010
The Roundhouse, London2007
Shunt Vaults, London and Circus futures Bristol 2006
Strings on Strings
A choreography with 3 corde lisse and a string quartet created with composer Max Ringham.
Stratford Circus and Jacksons Lane, London 2010
Shunt Vaults, London 2009
Duelling Banjos
Double corde lisse
Shunt Lounge, London and Glastonbury Festival 2009
The Bellydance
A call and response between aerialists, bellydancers and vocalists.
St. Magnus Festival, Orkney 2008
Shunt Lounge March 2008
A blindfolded movement investigation on Corde lisse
The Gilded Balloon – Edinburgh Festival 2003
Croydon Shorts film festival - Croydon clocktower 2003
Sull Lull
A static trapeze / silks piece (as a solo, duet or trio)
Womad Festival Gran Canaria Nov.2003
Brighton Circus Festival and Brick lane International Festival London 2003
Performance / Choreography / Creation
Amato Saltone
Shunt / National Theatre
Shunt / National Theatre
Dance Bear Dance
The Tennis Show
Shunt Cabaret
Shunt at Bermondsey 2009 - 2010
Shunt Vaults 2005 - 2006
Shunt Vaults 2004 - 2005
Ball Girl
Aerial pieces and video
Arch 12a London 2002 – 2003
Croydon Clocktower 2001
Museum of… Oxo Tower 2000
Arch 12a London 1998 – 2003
Metta Theatre – Points of Light
Aerial design and choreography
Upcoming Purcell rooms July 2010
Unlimited Theatre – Mission to Mars
Aerial design and choreography
London Youth Circus at The Circus Space
Aerial Choreographer for
Marisa Carnesky’s Ghost Train
Aerial consultant and performer
Polka Theatre 2010
Change 2010
Out of Sight 2009
Eye of the Storm 2008
The case of the double tall man 2007
London 2005
Hubble Bubble
Resident aerial director with this arabic music / artist collective – commissions include;
The Albany Theatre London, Union chapel London, Winds Blues Club Zurich
Koln International Festival, Paradiso, Amsterdam.
Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
Outdoor aerial spectacle with live music by Nitin Sawney. Monsoon Mela, Bow, London 2004
Geraldine Pilgrim / Corridor productions
Creator of site specific aerial performance and installation for;
Spa – Elizabeth Garret Anderson Hospital London 2003
Dreamworks – St. Pancras Chambers London 2002
Mama’s Kitchen
Mama’s Kitchen is a curatorial project dedicated to physical, visual and aural experimentation
and showcases work from a diverse and international range of circus, visual and sonic artists,
it also includes a live music programme.
Rachel Clare
Crying out Loud
Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
E1 6AB
Rose English
Walks on Water
Studio 0
27 Langham Street
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