About/ John Darvell

Artistic Director & Choreographer

John Darvell’s professional journey into dance began in his late 30’s. He has spent the last 10 years forging a remarkable approach to creating and choreographing work, bringing a strong aesthetic from his years as a visual designer.

After graduating from Laban in 2007 and initiating NOCTURN he has focused on creating accessible digital dance work and immersive online events, utilising social media to engage audiences. His programme of community outreach work is renowned for inspiring and engaging both young and adult dancers.

John has written articles for People Dancing, the National Dance Teachers Association, and his educational work has featured in publications such as Kidscape - ‘How to create kind schools’.

He has often been a guest on BBC Berkshire and Oxfordshire radio.