Fleur joined Scottish Dance Theatre as Artistic Director in 2012 and is currently developing partnerships for future projects with V&A at Dundee and festivals and venues internationally.
Darkin’s career has included choreographic stints at Laban, Royal Opera House, The Place and O2. As a former Associate Artist at Bristol Old Vic, her commissions include Jardin D’Europe, Linbury Trust, Jerwood, The Place Prize, and Glasgow 2014.
Hailed as ‘One of the most overtly theatrical choreographers of the British New Wave,’ by The Observer, Fleur Darkin’s choreography has been described as ‘tightly written dance’ (The Times), ‘powerful and disturbing’ (The Stage) and ‘always inventive’ (Telegraph).
Darkin’s large-scale projects include three Glastonbury Festivals, choreographing the world’s first ever science musical, Dr Tatiana, (Channel 4/Discovery) and the 2006 commission Parabolic, which played to a live audience of 25,000. Circus productions include Helter Skelter (Tramway/Brewhouse), War and Peace (Giffords Circus) and her aerial choreography for Threesixty's Peter Pan - "best of all" Benedict Nightingale (The Times) - was seen by audiences of over 300,000 on its two year global tour.
Darkin is a passionate advocate of innovative dance education and was at the helm of The Collaboratory - the UK's first peer-lead choreographic laboratory in 2012. Darkin has choreographed in castles, universities, prisons, schools and nightclubs and written for publications including The Guardian, Icon and The Observer. Darkin is passionate that dance is a powerful means of self-transformation and has worked with participants in schools, pupil referral units and mental health charities.