Phoebe Ophelia is a fast-emerging artist based in
Yorkshire. Phoebe has been performing, making and
presenting art since 2014 as a mover, musician and
storyteller, nationally and internationally. Her
practice includes percussive dance (Appalachian
Step/Lancashire Clog) complimented through her
contemporary dance training from Northern School
of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) and traditional folk
music (Song, Fiddle, Banjo).
In the short time since graduating (2015), she has had a successful international choreographic and performance career, winning awards for her percussive footwork in West Virginia, Tenessee and North Carolina. She is also the co-founder of "MAZPOD", one half of "The Old Time Rags" (street theatre duo) and co-founder of duo "Georgie and Phoebe".
Phoebe's work has been performed in local and national venues such as, Seven Arts, NSCD, The Place, The Hub, Turn Festival Manchester, Blue Elephant Theatre and Hebden Bridge Little Theatre. Her work has been performed at international venues and festivals including Hasta Trilce (Buenos Airies) Edinburgh Fringe, Glastonbury, Sidmouth Folk Week, Cork Folk festival among others. International touring includes: New Zealand, Buenos Airies, USA, Berlin and Ireland appearing alongside artists such as Tom and Ben Paley, Sheila Kay adams, Anna and Elizabeth and Pete Coe.
With her first Arts Council England award, Phoebe presented her new solo work, 'Finding Folk' to a sold out audience at 2 Yorkshire venues during May 2019.