Elaine Brown

Movement & Intimacy director

Elaine Brown began her career as a ballet dancer in Glasgow under Peter Darrell, dancing many roles with Scottish Opera in productions by David Pountney, Peter Ebert and John Copley. She worked as assistant to Stuart Hopps and choreographed several productions for Scottish Opera. After taking a post-graduate degree in Philosophy at Glasgow University, followed by a spell as an assistant producer at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, she worked extensively as a movement coach in London, developing her own method of alignment and balance, and working also with physically disabled people. At the Badische Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, Germany, she taught her method to singers and orchestral players, as well as being movement consultant on various productions. For Christopher Alden she has been movement director/choreographer for Peter Grimes, Tristan und Isolde (Karlsruhe) and Handel’s Partenope (ENO and Teatro Real Madrid). Since 2019 she teaches movement at the Vocal and Opera Department of the Royal College of Music in London. Die tote Stadt marks her first collaboration with Longborough.