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Black and white headshot of Fertile Ground's Artistic Director Renaud Wiser.

Born in Lausanne and trained with the Ballet Junior in Geneva, Renaud Wiser is a former dancer with the Ballet du Grand Theatre de Genève, Ballet National de Marseille, Gothenburg Ballet, Rambert and Bonachela Dance Company.


He is the Artistic Director of Renaud Wiser
Dance Company. His work is known for its crafted and intricate vocabulary and has been presented throughout the UK in venues including Dance East, Pavilion Dance, Dance City, Platform Theatre and Greenwich Dance.


Since March 2018, Renaud Wiser has led Fertile Ground, first as  Artistic Co-Director, together with Malgorzata Dzierzon, then, since January 2023 as sole Artistic Director of the company.

"My ambition is to continue the vision developed with former artistic co-director Malgorzata Dzierzon, to make Fertile Ground the destination for emerging dancers from the North East and bring inspiring and ambitious creations to our audiences in the region and beyond." Renaud Wiser

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