We are Suzanne Cleary (Cork, Ireland) and Peter Harding (Cardiff, Wales) and we first met on the competitive Irish dance circuit accumulating, World, North American, All Scotland and Great British championship titles. We later joined Riverdance (UK, Europe, New Zealand, principal understudies; US Tour, Broadway), going on to perform in numerous Irish dance productions before premiering as Up & Over It in our five-star Edinburgh Fringe show in 2009.
Since then we've presented work at dance festivals and theatres around the world, while choreographing work for stage and television. We've enjoyed success from our continuing collaboration with Welsh producer and video artist Jonny Reed, with over 12 million views online, alongside film selections for international festivals. In 2010, we went viral with a dance short filmed in our living room and have since appeared on chat shows, commercials and on the global Got Talent franchise.
We're also a regular fixture on the cabaret and circus scene with shows such as the award-winning RIOT (Dublin), the Olivier-winning La Soirée (Roundhouse, Sydney Opera House and Montreal Completement Cirque), the legendary Crazy Horse (Paris, Geneva, London), the perennial Palazzo (Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna) and Spiegelworld’s Rose.Rabbit.Lie (Las Vegas).
In 2015 our dance show for young people and their families, Into the Water, was commissioned and produced by Coreo Cymru in partnership with Theatr Iolo. Originally presented as a work in progress at the Wales Dance Platform 2015, the full-length piece has since toured the UK, Ireland and China and was selected for Wales in Edinburgh 2016, British Dance Edition 2016 and the international Children’s Festival, Imaginate, 2017.
We are both qualified dance teachers.
Source: Up and over it
More information: www.upandoverit.com