Who Are Our Partners?

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Jess Royle

Choreographer, Lead Artist of Dance Maven

Waggle Dance Co

Dance Artist, Choreographer & Founder of Waggle Dance Co. Previous work as a professional dancer includes Spirit of the Dance UK Tour, The Gatsby Girls for over 7 years & Oh My God! It’s The Church as a backing singer/ dance captain touring the UK & internationally. 6 years of music festivals highlights mainstage Wilderness, Bestival & closing Shangri-laa Truth stage at Glastonbury contemporary arts festival. Producing 2 EPs & supporting Craig Charles. Choreographer in music videos for the band & also played on BBC 6 Music. Teaching many genres of dance & covering most age groups from 3-60+ years in freelance work for over 10 years. WDC mainly works with 5 - 11 year olds in a primary school setting in creative dance. Facilitated Children's Dance Workshops at Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Festival at Chiswick House & Tatton Park.

Waggle Dance Co. has achieved so far: Initially supported by Prince's Trust, Private tuition online, Dance Workshops online, After school Dance club - De Bohun Primary, Wellnergy festival online, Enfield Cultural Directory, Hogarths House Summer programme Heritage Fund, Bee Dance day Ferrars Academy (two years running), Enfield enterprise business support, Dancer's Career Development coaching, DCD mentoring with Moving Ahead programme & now we're booked for summer festivals bringing Waggle Dance Workshops to you.

Here's a short video link from The Choreographers Directory

Rachel Jean Birch

Producer, Budget management, Support for emerging dance company

Moving Art Management

Moving Art Management is a dance producing company who support artists with a range of projects and events, bringing new cultural opportunities to communities in the UK and internationally.

Rachel Jean Birch is Co-Director & Founder of Moving Art Management, and is a freelance producer, teacher, dancer & creative entrepreneur, specialising in dance.

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Louisa Sexton-Worley

Rehearsal Photographer

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LIPA grad. Actress in The Play that goes wrong. Runs The Box School.

Louisa is a Professional Actress, Writer, Photographer & Teacher.

I have been having my own headshots taken my whole 32 years of life, so I know what industry professionals are looking for... and how to make your shoot as comfortable & productive as possible.

I love meeting fellow actors & creatives, & capturing moments through the art of photography.

My home studio is based in St.Albans (AL1), just 25mins via train from St. Pancras, London.

Tom Haines

Composer

Tom Haines Music

Multi-award-winning & Ivor Novello Award-nominated composer specialising in music for live & filmed dance, physical theatre, & performance. Based in the Midlands (UK), producing bespoke music & sounds for dance & theatre for over a decade. October 2022, commissioned by the wonderful Taira Foo on ‘Growing Old’ (with theArtist network founder, Anna Watkins, one of the dancers), part of the public engagement activity of ‘Growing Old in the Soviet Union’; a four-year historical project supported by the Wellcome Trust and based at Liverpool John Moores University. Watch the live premiere video at Unity Theatre, Liverpool, November 2022.


In recent years, commissioned by choreographers, dance & theatre companies including; Highly Sprung Performance Company, DanceFest, Upswing Aerial Dance Company, The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, MOTUS Dance Festival, Infuse Dance Company, BeingFrank Physical Theatre Company, Ascension Dance Company, Adam Rutherford Dance Company, and many more.

Tom Haines music
Siobhan Mitchell

Dr Siobhan Mitchell

Research Fellow & Evaluator

The Adolescent Dancer

Dr Siobhan Mitchell cites that dancers benefit from improved ‘strength, motor skills, and the activation of new motivational tendencies.

This is why it is essential that every child and young person has access to high-quality dance as part of their education, not only to offer choice, freedom and give every child the opportunity to excel, but to safeguard their physical and mental health.

Elizabeth Rose Arifien

Mentor

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Elizabeth Rose Arifien is an award winning Film Director, Choreographer and singer songwriter. She’s a mentor and delivers talks and workshops for others placing personal, societal and political issues at the forefront of conversations. She has qualifications in Business, Musical Theatre and Dance.


Elizabeth is the founder and artistic director of two social enterprises; Move Beyond Words who amplify the voices of dyslexic artists through their podcast, films and live performances and Creative Dance London facilitate transformation through creative dance sessions, with a vision for a world that celebrates individuals for who they are. These sessions reach audiences across the globe and attendees have surpassed the online reach of 20,000 people.

 

Her creative endeavours come from a place or curiosity and kindness and past works amd research have been created and distributed with the support of British Dyslexia Association, Royal Opera House, London College of Fashion, Rambert School, Linbury Trust, Lalaland Productions, City Lit, Ugly Duck studios, Royal Academy of Arts, East London Dance, the Groundworks, Haringey Council, Trinity Laban, Studio Wayne McGregor and V&A.

 

Awards and commissions have been granted by Linbury Trust, Rambert School, Greenwich University, Sports London, Mayor of London, Unltd, Arts Council England, National Lottery community fund, Haringey Magic Grants, Arts Council England project grand and DYCP, Bootstrap Enterprise, Groundworks, Royal Opera House, English National Ballet, Tripspace, Yorkshire Dance, TripSpace, British Dyslexia Association, Yorkshire Dance, V&A, Trinity Laban and East London Dance.

 

Press coverage of past works includes the Guardian, BBC Bitesize, Perth Film Festival, Greenwich Dance, Dance International, Chrome-ART, Dance Art Journal, Design Museum, London Live and Grls In Film, NOWNESS.


Talks and interviews surrounding diversity and inclusion that she has spoken at include; City Lit’s Mental Wealth Festival, Dance Art Journal, One Dance UK, British Dyslexia Association, Positive Pause, Mind Share, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Live Virtual Salon: The Bigger Picture With Amazing Dyslexics, V&A Dyslexia Creates 2019, Edens Big Lunch project, Invisible gift podcast, and A2i podcast, Royal Opera House Live @ Lunch, London Live, Royal Opera House invisible disabilities week.

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Isabel Mortimer

Isabel Mortimer

Coach

The DCD

Isabel is a Personal & Executive coach CPCC, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, & an Organisational Relationship & Systems Coach (both endorsed by the International Coaching Federation, ICF).

Isabel specialises in Leadership development, cultural change, & enabling positive team dynamics.

Bettina Adela

Videographer

Website

A well-versed content creator, Bettina, has often made her own short-form and long-

form content - see website link.

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Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Partner

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A unique multi-art form venue in Tottenham, North London, inspired by the vision of the late Bernie Grant MP to create a flagship performing arts centre that would become a home for diverse artists, audiences and creative businesses. Opened in 2007, our iconic building, designed by the acclaimed, multi-award winning architect, Sir David Adjaye, is a landmark on Tottenham High Street. Our venue includes a 250 seat auditorium, a gallery, 3 multi-use rehearsal studios, 20 creative workspaces, and a café.

 

We have a vision for a world where Black-led work is given space, status and a chance to thrive. Our multi-art form venue is one of only dedicated platforms for Black-led creative practice. We hold an open space for Black artists to develop, create, explore, and experiment; investing in the creativity of Black artists. Our bold, ambitious programme platforms Black-led practice across theatre, dance, performance, literature, music and the visual arts; underpinned by community, learning, and outreach to ensure benefits are embedded in our local communities.

Edmonton Community Partnership

Partner

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Supported a Heads meeting to pitch for the participants through Edmonton Community Partnerships also gifted funds towards the schools being able to participate in this Dance Programme within Enfield.

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