Camille is an interdisciplinary artist, working across the mediums of dance, clowning, film, sound and live art. Their practice uses ritual, improvisation, ancestral healing technologies and Afrofuturism to weave new realities inspired by utopian futures.  

Camille has performed internationally at venues including Tate Britain (London), Soho House Berlin, Camden People's Theatre (London), South Bank Centre (London) and The Trolley Dances (San Francisco).

In 2017, Camille directed and danced in Space is the Place, an Afrofuturist Sci-Fi short film, commissioned by Channel 4 Random Acts.

Currently based in Berlin, Camille hosts a weekly dance ritual called WERK at Karada House and serves ritual bass music as DJ AfroOankali. 

.:: DANCE & MOVEMENT PRACTICE ::.

Camille began dancing at three years old and has studied a variety of dance forms including Ballet, Hip Hop, Salsa, Belly Dance, Axis Syllabus and West African Dance. In 2018, they were awarded funding from Jerwood Charitable Foundation in 2018 to train at Ecole Des Sables in Senegal on the Dance Afrique programme, led by Alessandra Seutin. That same year, Camille trained in Afro-Brazilian dance (Silvestre Technique), with Roseangela Silvestre in Bahia.

As a result, Camille has developed a fusion style that draws upon many influences, whilst being rooted in African Diaspora movement forms and somatic methodologies.

In 2019, Camille completed a 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga teacher training (certified by the Yoga Alliance). 

.:: PRODUCTION & CURATION ::.

Camille has produced a number of venues and concept spaces that fuse political activism with creative expression. In 2016, they were a co-producer of the Sistxrhood - Glastonbury festival's first womxn only venue in Shangri-La. In 2018, RE: GENERATE fused drug policy and racial justice issues with art and music. Currently Camille produces and curates the sanQtuary- an LGBTQ+ club house and utopian harm reduction venue at Shambala festival. 

These projects have emerged as a result Camille's 10+ years working in festival production and immersive art curation at events including Boomtown, Burning Man, Nowhere, Symbiosis , Boom & Glastonbury. 

Camille offers consultancy for festivals and events seeking to better support marginalised communities, implement immersive design or harm reduction strategies. For more info, see Offerings. 

.:: DJ AfroOankali ::.

AfroOankali serves ritual bass music inspired by the African diaspora and the ancestors of electronic music. 

They are one of the main bookers, and resident DJ, for Bad City - a club series celebrating Afro Diasporic bass music in Berlin.

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