Cydney Uffindell-Phillips

Cydney is a British-Canadian director, choreographer and movement coach.

She has worked at venues such as The National Theatre (UK), The Royal Albert Hall (UK), The Royal Opera House (UK), The English Theatre Frankfurt (Germany), Parco Theatre (Japan), Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Portugal), & Théâtre du Châtelet (France). Her experience has involved stage productions that integrate physical theatre, musical theatre, commedia dell’arte, dance, puppetry, opera, and circus.

Cydney’s screen credits include associate choreographer on London Road (starring Olivia Colman), which won the 2017 Chita Rivera award for Best Choreography in film.

In 2018 Cydney co-produced, and participated as a choreographer in a workshop at the National Theatre Studios, London (UK), to explore storytelling with movement as the lead art form. This fuelled her passion to investigate how physical language is used to create imaginative and thought-provoking narratives. In 2020 she began researching biomechanics, kinesiology, and a wide range of performance and embodiment techniques to develop an approach to movement that encourages a safe and sustainable performance practice. Her creative process involves a hybrid of directed exercises, explorations, tasks and games. Physical disciplines and methods that Cydney draws from include; Feldenkrais, Laban, Alexander technique, Capoeira, Tai Chi, Parkour, and Contemporary dance. She is a certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist and a MOE Performance Coach.

Cydney’s experience with young artists includes working with the National Youth Music Theatre (UK), Central School of Speech and Drama (UK), Institute of Arts Barcelona (Spain), and Studio 58 (Canada).