Ruth Childs(Scarlett’s)
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On Tour [at]

Watermill Center Summer Gala, NY, USA

Photo Credits: Mehdi Benkler

Impact Festival, CCN2 Grenoble, France

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin

Première! Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland

Photo Credits: Ruth Childs

Dance First Think Later, Le Commun, Geneva, Switzerland

Photo Credits: Dorothée Thébert Filliger

Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, France

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin

Atelier de Paris CDCN, Paris, France

Photo Credits: Ruth Childs

ADN, Temple Allemand, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin


British-American dancer and choreographer Ruth Childs was born in 1984 in London. She grew up in the United States where she studied dance and music. In 2003 she moved to Geneva to finish her dance training with the Ballet Junior de Genève. Following this, she started working with many 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 aunt, the American choreographer Lucinda Childs.

In 2014 she founded her company Scarlett’s to develop her own work through dance, performance, and music. Scarlett’s favors intimate and collaborative artistic processes, cultivating intuition and the indefinable. 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 then creates fantasia, her first solo at the ADC, Geneva in October 2019. Then in 2021 she receives a scholarship from the Centre culturel suisse.Paris and La Becque (La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland) to collaborate with Cécile Bouffard on a research project called Delicate People. In 2022 she creates her second solo Blast! at the Pavillon ADC during the Bâtie festival in Geneva.

Ruth is currently one of the artists in residence at Arsenic in Lausanne and the associated artist at CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble (2023-2024.)

Scarlett’s/Ruth Childs benefits from a joint support contract from the City of Geneva/Canton of Geneva/Pro Helvetia (2024-2026).


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18.07.24: Dears! We are looking for a Technical Director to join the Scarlett’s team starting in 2025.  Find the announcement here: JOB POST.

17.07.24 Thank you CCN2 de Grenoble for the wonderful 2 week residency for Fun Times. Getting excited for the première end of October at Arsenic, Lausanne. Photo: Michelle Ettlin

25.05.2024 Lovely to perform Delicate People (by Cécile Bouffard and myself) at three venues in May. Here is an image from the performance at La Becque on the 25th of may. Cécile and I will be collaborating on a few new projects! Stay tuned. Last performances of the season will be Blast! on the 18th of June at Festival Danza Estate in Bergamo  and Katema, Pastime and Carnation for the Summer Benefit at the Watermill Center on the 27th of July!

photo: Emilien Itim

09.01.2024 NEW things happening this year. Fun Times with the fabulous Bryan Campbell, Karine Dahouindji, Cosima Grand, Ha Kyoon Larcher, Stéphane Vecchione and Joana Oliveira is en route for October 2024.

FIRST SHOWS and WORKSHOPS of the year: Blast! at the Pole-sud in Strasbourg 19.01 and fantasia at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris 31.01-4.02. Workshops at the Atelier de Paris 5-9 February and at the CCN2 in Grenoble 9-10 March. See you soon!

1.12.2023 WOW so lucky. What a wonderful year of touring. Cali, Bogota, Santiago de Chile. Thanks BienaldanzaCali, GAM and ProHeveltia for making this tour possible!