About us

Joli Vyann


Joli Vyann was created in June 2012 by Olivia Quayle and Jan Patzke. Individually they worked internationally in dance and circus with many companies and choreographers including Dragone, Legs on the Wall, Motionhouse, and Cirqulation Locale. They won the GI20 commission with Watch This Space and Stockton International Riverside Festival with which they created Don’t Drink and Dance, winning the audience prize. In October 2012 they were awarded Circus Space Labtime which provided creation space for the Research and Development of ‘H2H‘. In March 2013 Joli Vyann were granted Arts Council Funding as well as Hampshire Dance Rural Tour Commission for the creation and tour of their 4 man show ‘H2H‘. In summer 2014 they collaborated with The National Theatre to create ‘Crazy in Love’ and in January 2015 they premiered their new show, ‘Stateless’ at the London International Mime Festival. Joli Vyann teach many workshops and classes for all ages and abilities and are also working on community projects with refugees, disabled groups and recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.


Our Mission

Joli Vyann have created a new fusion style and continue to push this style further by blurring the 
boundaries of where the dance ends and the circus skills begin, but also pulling the
 audience into an imaginative and captivating experience. Through character and story telling Joli Vyann integrate exciting acrobatic skills with athletic yet graceful dance. This achievement makes Joli Vyann accessible and attracts new and diverse audiences, from those who have little experience in dance or circus to those who have professional level.


Special Thanks to our Supporters

Joli Vyann is an Associate Artist of The Point, Eastleigh

‘H2H’ is commissioned by Dance Up and Hat Fair

‘Don’t Drink and Dance’ is commisioned by the Gone in 20 minutes scheme 2012

‘Stateless’ Research and Development was supported by the PASS Circus Channel Project

Special thanks to Turtle Key Arts, Counterpoints Arts,  Circus Space, Shoreditch Town Hall,  Pavillion Dance South West, The Albany Theatre, Angus Mackechnie,  Libby Battaglia, Florence Caillon, Lyndsey McConnville, Ruby Baker, Philip Harper, Leigh Johnson and David Lloyd in Ringwood, AUB students Hannah Coombe, Natalia Maslanka and Russell Gagg and Edward Ward at the Department of Interior Architecture and Design



Olivia Quayle

Jan Patzke

James Williams

Ana Dias

Eithne Kane

Dominick Mitchell- Bennett

Giorgio De Carolis

Luka Owens