Isla Hurst


Isla is a dance artist who loves to explore activism and social justice within her work, and believes that both dance spaces and performances should be accessible to all. Outside Curious Motion, Isla is a founding member of Yoodaloo Dance Theatre, and Evil Alex, both of which involve blending dance with theatre to create work that challenges what contemporary dance should or shouldn’t be. She is also a member of the Learning and Participation team at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and is part of the teaching team for Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL).

Isla joined Curious Motion in July 2021 as our first intern, where she supports us with the ‘behind the scenes’, including our social media and project administration. Since then she has also become involved in delivering our projects, and will be teaching the online Dance for Wellbeing sessions from January 2022.

A headshot photo of Isla. She has long blonde/brown hair and is similing at the camera