declan is a dancer and choreographer, originally from birmingham, uk, now based in switzerland.

he began dancing after seeing riverdance on tv as part of the 1994 eurovision song contest in dublin. 

his artistic focus is centred around aesthetic conventions and their effects and the border between fantasy and reality. 

as a performer he has worked with isabel lewis, frédéric gies, martin forsberg, simone aughterlony and national dance company wales.

in 2019, declan received the danceWEB scholarship at impulstanz under the mentorship of anne juren, annie dorsen and mette ingvartsen.

he holds a masters degree in choreography from london contemporary dance school and a qualification in curatorial practice from skh, stockholm. 

declan is a member of The Field. a dance collective based at tanzhaus zürich, whose work ranges from stage pieces and public interventions to research and dance within communities.  

email: declanwhitaker@gmail.com/declan@thefield.ch