Struan’s teaching is founded in his extensive experience in creating performers and for performances.
His teaching practice is founded in over 35 years of exploration and practice-based research in theatre making. This work has developed from his training as a dancer and choreographer in the UK, London Contemporary Dance School – 1982-85) and the USA (Naropa Institute).
Struan has a pluralistic practice found in pure movement applied with specificity and rigour enabling the performer to respond to the creative process with ownership. He has collaborated extensively with many of the UK’s most highly regarded directors.
Over a 15-year period, he was Movement Director and choreographer on some 35 productions directed by the acclaimed Katie Mitchell including seminal productions of Ancient Greek plays at the National Theatre as well as Operas and Oratorios at Welsh National Opera.
Struan has collaborated with directors including Neil Bartlett, Roxanna Silbert, Michael Boyd, Gregory Doran, Nicholas Hytner, James Dacre, Dominic Hill and Phillip Howard.
His work has been produced by theatres including the National Theatre London, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Dundee Rep, Traverse Edinburgh, Citizens Theatre Glasgow, Chichester Festival Theatre, Donmar, Theatre for a New Audience, New York, American Repertory Theatre, Teatro Piccolo Milan, Theater Bielefeld.