Cultured Mongrel is dedicated to creating wider opportunities for all of the artists we work with, firmly

 believing the sector will develop for the better if we collaborate, connect and advocate

for each others work.  As such, although we only employ artists on a project basis we are

constantly looking for ways to stay connected and deepen collaborative relationships.


If you are interested in working with us or one of our associates please




Photo by Suzanne R Livingstone
Photo by Suzanne R Livingstone

JAMES FOGERTY:  Rehearsal Director


James is a break and street styles teacher and performer from Derby, now based between Leeds and Edinburgh.  He has been breaking and popping for about fifteen years and has travelled extensively learning from pioneers of the styles: notably Freeze (Ghost Crew), Poe One (Style Elements) and Lucy TrubLroC Crowe (Sinstars).


James has an extensive knowledge of the fundamentals and traditions of the dances he practices and is passionate about passing on knowledge of the culture and styles, working hard to develop his students into independent thinking and dedicated artists.


He was a founding member of the Derby Bboy Crew 'Trinity Warriors' with whom he competed, taught and performed from 2001 to 2011; representing the UK at the highest competitive level, winning many breaking competitions.  In 2011 the crew were finalists of Sky 1's Tv Talent Show Got To Dance.


In 2013, James worked as a project manager for SIN Cru, a Hip Hop Arts organisation based in Cambridge, working on youth projects in the community.  He performed nationally through out this time as part of SIN Cru Theatre (renamed Fly No Filter in 2016)


In 2014 James started working with EJP and Cultured Mongrel.  Since joining the company he has performed in Thinking In The First Person, Status Anxiety and as part of #TheSoloFilter research as well as delivering work as part of Permanent Visitor: Outer Hebrides and Permanent Visitor: Toryglen.  He led the company's first collaborative co-creation with a young choreographer Otto Neckel at Dance Base.

James became Cultured Mongrel's rehearsal director in 2016 during the creation and touring of Experts In Short Trousers, supporting in the development of education and CPD programmes for teachers which he delivered throughout the tour.

Photo by Suzanne R Livingstone
Photo by Suzanne R Livingstone




Jodie is a contemporary dancer originally from Birmingham.  She trained at Northern School

of Contemporary dance, gaining a First Class Degree, and completed an apprenticeship with

Protein dance before becoming a freelance dance artist based in London.

Jodie now not only enjoys contemporary dance but has performed in various dance theatre

companies such as CoDa Dance, Pagray Dance and of course with Cultured Mongrel.


Jodie joined Cultured Mongrel in 2015 for the rural tour of Thinking In The First Person and 

Status Anxiety  and is very excited to be working with EJP in 2016 for the creation and

tour of Experts In Short Trousers.



Tony Mills is a founder member of Random Aspects B Boy crew and hails from the Orkney Isles.


Since giving up veterinary surgery whites for tights, he has worked with Freshness Dance Company, State Of Emergency, Off Kilter, Iron Oxide, Curious Seed, David Hughes Dance Productions, All or Nothing, Russian physical theatre maestros Derevo and the international street-dance show, Blaze, which toured to Thailand, Russia, Australia, London and Taiwan.


Tony is a keen ambassador for the breakdance screen in Scotland and has been involved in the production and hosting of major dance events including Castle Rocks Breakdance Championships and the Scottish leg of the national Breakin' Convention tours from 2007 - '14.

Tony continually creates work for his own company, Room 2 Manoeuvre, which has seen the company perform across the UK and internationally.  


Tony is a die hard coffee fan and has a lingering penchant for croissants.


Tony joins the company for the development and touring of Experts In Short Trousers.




Photo by Mickael Marso Riviere - from Marz
Photo by Mickael Marso Riviere - from Marz

FLORENT GONTHIER:  Facilitator/ Dancer.



Born in France, Flo began breaking in 1998.

He moved to the UK in 2002 where he began performing and teaching professionally and is part of the UK crew, Ghetlow Pirates, with whom he trains and competes with regularly.

Working as a full time dancer since 2006, Flo has taught in schools, universities, detention centres, with community groups and at dance schools across the country; with groups ranging from young offenders to dance school pupils to university students.

Having been part of a wide range of dance companies Flo has travelled extensively both nationally and internationally to perform and compete across the UK, Europe, the US and Asia.

With Cultured Mongrel, Flo performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival cast of Status Anxiety and played a fundamental role in the research stage for our Permanent Visitor: Outer Hebrides project.


He joins the company in 2016 to deliver work in the Highlands, in partnership with the Highland Youth Arts Hub Creative In Your Community Programme.




Photo by Suzanne R Livingstone
Photo by Suzanne R Livingstone


Sideshow Maule started his dance career with Breakin´ (B´boy) in 1998 and began teaching in 2000.
In 2002 he co-founded the Flyin´Jalapenos Crew in Glasgow, Scotland.  Since 2006 he has attended workshops and intensive courses in the dance style Breakin´and since 2007 in the styles of Locking, Popping, Rocking and Hip-Hop freestyle with pioneers and legendary dancers of these styles to improve his skill set and knowledge of the street styles of dance.

Sideshow Maule has performed in 5 Breakin´ Convention Hip-Hop theatre festival UK tours and is the only dancer from Scotland to have performed in all of the Scottish legs of the tour with his crew Flyin´Jalapenos and most recently with Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre.   He has also performed 5 consecutive years with Flyin´ Jalapenos at T in the Park, Scotland´s largest music festival, 2009-2013.


The Flyin´Jalapenos held their own studio space in SWG3 for 10 years, 2004-2014, which allowed them to grow as a crew and further develop the dance scene in Scotland by holding regular classes, workshops with international artists and hosting their own events.

Another dream for Sideshow Maule was to perform and showcase Hip-Hop to the furthest reaches of Scotland which was realised with Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre touring rurally throughout Scotland, 2014-2015.


Recent battle credits include winning the All Styles 7 to Smoke in Leipzig at Family Fever/Queen Sweet 16 event and winning the Dirty 30´s 7 to smoke at Cologne Circle 10 year anniversary jam.


Sideshow now living in Düsseldorf, Germany continues to teach classes and workshops throughout Germany whilst also pursuing another element of Hip-Hop, DJíng with his first DJ job at a dance battle in Cologne, March 2016.  Sideshow maintains links with the Scottish dance scene.