Claricia Kruithof


Claricia Kruithof is a Netherlands-Indonesian performer, dance artist and producer based in Edinburgh. Her work explores the diasporic body as archive in relation to notions of identity, through research project the sky was pink, based on an evolving movement score in dialogue with imagery, text, music and sound.

She gained a BA(Hons) Dance at Edinburgh College / Northumbria University in 2009 before undertaking the Dance Base DEBS bursary in 2010 under mentorship of Christine Devaney.

Claricia has since worked nationally and internationally across performing, teaching, making and producing; with companies including Cagoule Productions, Conflux, David Hughes Dance Productions, Room 2 Manoeuvre, Curious Seed and Luke Pell and collaborators. 

She currently works across artistic and producing contexts, and was made Associate Artist with Dance Base in 2017 under mentorship of Bush Hartshorn, before becoming Associate Artist with Project X.

Claricia founded House Sessions @ 511 in 2015, aiming to develop house dance in Scotland through club culture, facilitating training sessions and promoting events. She was made a member of the Scottish chapter of the international ballroom family Kiki House of Tea in 2016, and works to develop ballroom culture in Scotland, through research, open practices and educational events. 

Performing credits include Young Fathers’ music video Low (Dead 2014, Mercury Prize winner).