Ruth Childs(Scarlett’s)
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On Tour [at]

La Place de la Danse/CDCN Toulouse, France

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin

Les Hivernales/CDCN Avignon, France

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin

Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Spain

Photo Credits: Gregory Batardon

Le Dancing/CDCN Dijon, France

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin

CCN de Caen en Normandie, France

Photo Credits: Mehdi Benkler

Chorège/CDCN Falaise, France

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin

Le Pacifique/CDCN Grenoble, France

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin


British-American dancer and performer Ruth Childs was born in 1984 in London. She grew up in the United States where she studied dance (classical and contemporary) and music (violin.) In 2003 she moved to Geneva to finish her dance training with the Ballet Junior de Genève. Following this, she started working with many internationally known choreographers and directors including Foofwa d’Imobilité, La Ribot, Gilles Jobin, Massimo Furlan, Marco Berrettini and Yasmine Hugonnet.

Since 2015, she is also working on a re-creation and revival project of the early works of her the aunt, the American choreographer Lucinda Childs.

In 2014 she founded her company Scarlett’s in order to develop her own work through dance, performance, film and music and collaborates with Stéphane Vecchione on the musical project Scarlett’s Fall.

In 2016 the state of Geneva awarded her a scholarship and research residency in Berlin of 6 months to develop her own work. Her first stage piece in collaboration with Stéphane Vecchione, The Goldfish and the Inner Tube, premiered in April 2018.

She premiered fantasia, her first solo at the ADC, Geneva in October 2019.  Ruth is currently one of the associated artists at Arsenic  in Lausanne.


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21.08.22 Getting ready for the première of Blast! at LaBâtie/ Pavillon ADC in Geneva and then at Arsenic in Lausanne and the Atelier de Paris this fall!

17.07.22 Thanks SCH Sélection suisse en Avignon and Les Hivernales for the great week of shows! 6 fantasias !! Photo: Agnès Mellon

18.03.2022 WOW! Thanks London, The Royal Opera House and Dance Relflections by Van Cleef & Arpels . Calico Mingling (1973), Katema (1978), Reclining Rondo (1975) and Particular Reel (1973) #lucindachilds

14.03.2022 #lucinda&lesnymphéas. Such an honor to perform Katema (1978) and Particular Reel (1973) by Lucinda Childs in the Musée de l’Orangerie.  Next stop London!

05.02.2022 Excited to perform fantasia at the Swiss Dance Days in Basel, and next week at Arsenic in Lausanne. #restart2022! photo: Patrick de Rham