Our Story

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre was founded in 2011 by Paul Bayes Kitcher and Claire Morris.

Paul is a former Ballet Dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet and is in recovery. In 2009 he started to explore his own artistic practice by delivering participatory arts for people in recovery, helping them to explore their own stories through art, writing, contemporary dance and movement.

Founding Fallen Angels consolidated and expanded on that work through workshops, participatory project groups and professional performances in the North West and beyond.

Paul’s story, and through it that of Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, became the subject of a BBC3 programme titled Amazing Humans. In it, Paul explains: “It’s really amazing when you see people who can feel broken light up on stage. And then once they light up on stage the ripple effect starts to transform into other areas of their life.”

Fallen Angels’ Creative and Strategic Director, Claire Morris, trained at London Contemporary Dance School and has worked for Royal Ballet School, Ludus, Swindon Dance, Rambert Dance Company, as well as instigating and leading her own artistic projects. She has worked with Paul since 2009, from the early beginnings of his work with people in recovery.