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 throughout Scotland and has taken works to Wales, England and China. The company has a reputation and legacy for bringing highly crafted works danced by world class dancers, to unique public spaces.

Janis Claxton Dance works are produced by Mike Griffiths. 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.