Biographies of NADM10 speakers

Charlotte Vincent

Charlotte Vincent has been making and touring devised dance theatre work since leaving Sheffield University in 1989. She founded Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) in 1994 and as Artistic Director / Choreographer of the company is regarded as ‘one of the most challengingly theatrical of the UK’s choreographer-directors’ (The Observer). VDT makes work for middle scale theatres, accompanied by an extensive programme of participation and professional development work. Charlotte regularly curates and leads research projects, mentors emerging practitioners, and choreographs commissioned works for other companies in the UK and abroad. VDT’s work tours extensively in the UK and abroad, most recently to the USA and Canada. Charlotte also creates smaller work with anarchic performer Liz Aggiss and writer Claire Macdonald investigating, documenting and celebrating feminist arts practice. As a teacher Charlotte has worked extensively with prisoners, long term unemployed, people with disabilities and special needs. She is Artistic Advisor to Danceworks UK in Sheffield and Yorkshire Dance in Leeds. She is currently half way through a 6 month sabbatical from VDT. She recently completed the Clore Short Course in Leadership.

David Edmunds

David trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, before embarking on a career in Production Management working for The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, and then the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 2000, David was appointed Production Co-ordinator at the prestigious and award winning Lowry Centre in Salford Quays, where he worked until 2002 before moving to the role of Producer at the critically acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre.  During his 4 years at Phoenix, David played a key role in assisting Artistic Director Darshan Singh Bhuller fulfil his vision for Phoenix, which saw the company return to the UK and international touring circuit and the creation of 11 new works for the company. In April 2006, David founded dep arts ltd. The company is currently working as Producers for the following artists and companies: Balbir Singh Dance Company, Vincent Dance Theatre, Company Chameleon, Phoenix Dance Theatre,  CONTACT _Con-3AF45A5265 Darshan Singh Bhuller, David Hughes Dance Productions, and Rosie Kay Dance Company. In addition dep arts ltd was also responsible for setting up and running Hull Dance, which it continues to run. dep arts ltd is based in Leeds and works locally, nationally and internationally.

Richard Sobey

As Executive Producer, Richard manages internationally renowned IOU Theatre, creating work across a variety of media for international contexts, including outdoor and indoor touring theatre productions, site-specific events, interactive digital works, video and sound  installations and exhibitions.  He works regularly in China, producing projects and developing networks and conferencing to support international dialogue in arts and urban planning.   Richard is also a freelance international consultant, specialising in organisational and project development, public space development and creative strategic planning.

Emma Evans

Emma Evans is a cultural manager and producer with experience of working with organisations and individual artists commissioning, developing touring and producing programmes of work both in the UK and internationally.

Previously Deputy Director of Diversions, Dance Company of Wales at Wales Millennium Centre, and elected chair of the National Dance Network in 2007/08. Emma was also the 2008/09 Arts Council of Wales fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme.

Emma is currently Creative Producer at Kompany Malakhi, a Director of the Board of Creu Cymru the development agency for theatres and arts centres in Wales and is a Council Member of the Arts Council of Wales.

Emma graduated from Cardiff University in 2002 with a BA (hons) in Cultural Criticism and English Literature and she started her career in the arts working with the Sherman Youth Theatre in a number of different roles including Assistant Director, Producer and Performer. She was the first arts management apprentice in Wales undertaking her training with Volcano Theatre Company in 2003

Amplified

Amplified is a not-for-profit organisation that uses social media tools to enable and encourage community participation around events, conferences and public conversations.  Amplified is an initiative from media ideas company Sleepydog and is co-funded by NESTA.
Amplified Networks is formed of a group of freelance consultants from a range of professional backgrounds who are very experienced in the use of digital media. Since November 2008 we have been ‘Amplifying’ events throughout the UK for a range of organisations and a range of sectors. Amplified  also work with organisations on longer term projects, helping them build social media into their work so that it complements what they already do, whether that is through strategy, training, raising their profile.

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