Jag Popham

Jag is from Māngere, Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. His movement practice began with ballet at SABA Young Ballet before adding other movement modalities such as contemporary, yoga, running and martial arts. Jag is also exploring breathwork, Zenthai Shiatsu and holistic coaching. He has immense gratitude for all his teachers, those who supported him in the studio, shared their practices online, as well as movement teachers found in the natural world.

Jag trained at the New Zealand School of Dance, majoring in contemporary, and graduated in 2015. He is honoured to be coming back to Aotearoa to perform with New Zealand Dance Company for Artefact in 2022. In 2019/2020 Jag worked with Lloyd Newson on a remount of Enter Achilles, co-produced by Rambert and Sadlers Wells. Through different avenues, Jag has had the privilege of working alongside many incredible artists and performing works created by the likes of: Natalie Wier, Alasdair Macindoe, Melanie Lane, Hofesh Shecter, Gabrielle Nankivell, Xing Liang, Amy Hollingsworth, Jack Lister, Richard Causer, Kuik Swee Boon (T.H.E), Stephanie Lake, Malia Johnston, Thomas Bradley, Sarah Foster-Sproull and Okareka Dance Company.