Dancer and performer Ruth Childs was born in 1984 in London and grew up in the United States, where she studied music and classical and contemporary dance. In 2003, Childs moved to Geneva to finish her dance training at the Ballet Junior de Genève. From there, she went on to collaborate with several internationally renowned 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 project of the early works of her aunt, the American choreographer Lucinda Childs.
In 2014, she founded the company Scarlett’s to incorporate dance, performance, film and music into her personal work and to collaborate with Stephane Vecchione on a new musical project titled Scarlett’s Fall. In 2016, the Canton of Geneva offered Childs a 6-month research residency in Berlin.
In 2018, in collaboration with Stéphane Vecchione, she released her first stage piece The Goldfish and the Inner Tube followed by a solo piece, fantasia, in 2019 at the ADC, Genève. Ruth Childs is currently working on her new creation Blast! for autumn 2022 and is one of the artists associated with Arsenic – centre d’art scénique contemporain de Lausanne.
Photo : Ruth Childs © Georges Cabrera