Janis Claxton Dance is an award winning contemporary dance company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The company creates choreographed works for touring in small-mid scale venues and site specific performances for unique spaces.


“Bold, brilliant. Go.” ★★★★★The Herald (Enclosure 44 – Humans)

“ a fine testament to Claxton’s exquisite choreography and vision”  ★★★★ edinburghguide.com (Chaos & Contingency)

“Chaos & Contingency is a technical triumph”  The Vile Blog

Janis Claxton Dance has been based in Edinburgh since 2005 and is one of Scotland’s leading project funded dance companies. With a core team of locally based dancers the company’s training-based methodology results in a unique movement voice underpinned by Claxton’s passionate commitment to movement research.

Janis Claxton Dance has toured internationally to the US, China and throughout Europe. The company has a reputation and legacy for bringing highly crafted works danced by world class dancers, to unique public spaces.

Support for works includes from; Creative Scotland, Scottish Government, British Council, Confucius Institute for Scotland, Dance Base, Dance House, The Work Room, Dance Digital and more.