EVE MUTSO

Bio

Eve Mutso is a freelance dancer & choreographer and former Principal Dancer of Scottish Ballet, Scotland’s national dance company.

Her repertory with Scottish Ballet included roles in the works of Ashton, Arias, Balanchine, Brew, Bruce, Caniparoli, Darrell, Elo, de Frutos, Forsythe, Hampson, Loosmore, MacMillan, Van Manen, Page, Pastor, Petronio and Pickett. In 2012 she created the leading role of Blanche in Meckler/Lopez Ochoa’s A Streetcar Named Desire.

Eve was born in Tallinn, Estonia and graduated from Tallinn Ballet School in 1999, going on to join Estonian National Ballet. She returned to Tallinn in 2011 as Guest Principal to dance the title role in MacMillan’s Manon.

In 2015 she was nominated by the Critics Circle for the National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance (Classical). She had previously been nominated for Best Female Dancer in 2005 and 2013.

Her first choreographic work was elEven, performed as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme in 2014 and since then she has continued to create further works performed by herself and other dancers.

Eve's interests have led to various collaborations with filmmakers, composers and photographers and in 2018 she danced with Scottish Opera in their new production of Eugene Onegin.

Her interest in aerial arts resulted in the creation of aerial solo loop, commissioned by The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh in 2018.

In 2018 Eve was commissioned by Estonian National Ballet to create Echo and in 2019 she choreographed Flock for Lothian Youth Dance Company. Her work, 111, a collaboration with Joel Brown (Candoco Dance Company) premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019 and was part of the Made in Scotland showcase, followed by national and international tour alongside Unlimited Festival at Southbank Centre and HAY Festival Digital Arequipa.
She currently collaborates with artist/poet Rhona Warwick Paterson for 3 new commissioned works for Fruitmarket in Edinburgh and is creating  new work for Indepen-dance for spring/summer 2022.

Eve has created workshops and taught company class for Estonian Dance Academy, LPM Dance Theatre, Artists for Africa, Tallinn Ballet School, AXIS Dance Company, Edinburgh Dance Academy, Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Lothian Youth Dance Company, Aerial Edge Circus School, Indepen-dance, Estonian National Ballet and Scottish Ballet.

Eve is guest lecturer at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Guest Artist with Estonian National Ballet and is consulting dance composition for New Voices Theatre and mentoring independent freelance dance makers worldwide. 

She is a board member of Indepen-dance, an inclusive dance company for disabled and non-disabled people in Scotland since 2017.