Vicky Allen – Performer
Vicky joined in 2007 and performed in Fourtet at Sadler’s Wells in 2007 and also took part in upstart 09 & 10. She also participated in Sum of Parts at Sadler’s Wells in 2011 and Home Turf in 2017.
Veneshia Bailey – Performer
Veneshia has been a member of the professional development class since 2014. She has performed in Triple Bill: Latest Work in 2017.
Veneshia also performs with Beautiful Mess theatre company.
Katy Cracknell – Performer
Katy Joined Corali in 2009 as part the performance project, Visual Voices. She has performed in key works including Origami Atoms 2015, WOW festival 2016 and Breathe Festival 2016 in the People Race The Fish.
Paul Davidson – Performer
Paul joined Corali in 2015, performing in Origami Atoms (2015), Hearts and Faces (2015), Archive Piece at the Royal Festival Hall (2015) and The People Race the Fish (2016), and his own solo, Dreams of Flying in 2017. He is a current member of the National Youth Dance Theatre (NYDC).
Jo Eastwood – Performer
Jo joined in 2004 and previously a member of Strathcona Theatre Company and Kaleidoscope. Jo is also an actress and TV credits include Casulty, Eastenders and ITV’s Kingdom. Jo has performed in JJ Live 2005, Court 2005, Refrain 2006, Easy Listening and Pop 2007, Smudged 2008, Chord 2009 and How Happy We Would Be 2011 and our Archive piece for the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Royal Festival Hall in 2015.
Graham Evans – Performer
Graham joined in 2004 and was a previously a member of Strathcona Theatre Company. Graham has performed in JJLive (2005), Refrain (2006), Easy Listening (2007), Fourtet (2008), Smudged in (2008), Chord (2009), Scapes and Scores (2010), How Happy We Would Be (2011), Origami Atoms (2015), Hearts and Faces (2015) and The People Race the Fish (2016).
Housni Hassan (DJ) – Performer
DJ joined Corali as a performer in 2011 with his solo work The Manifesto for the Perfect Cup of Tea, which is toured internationally including Finland. He has also performed in Origami Atoms (2015), Hearts and Faces (2015) and The People Race the Fish (2016) and his second solo work Overlap (2016) toured nationally.
Nicole Jackson – Performer
Nicole first met Corali at an open day in 2008. She regularly attends our professional development class and is also a member of SLIDE. Most recently she performed with the company at the Southbank Centre with an adaptation of the People Race the Fish (2017).
Bethan Kendrick – Performer
Bethan joined in 2003. She used to be part of Larondina Dance Company and Alessendre Dance School Company. Bethan has performed in Shed Show tour (2004), Refrain (2006), Easy Listening (2007), Fourtet (2008), Chord (2009), Scapes and Scores (2010), How Happy We Would Be (2011), Origami Atoms (2015), Hearts and Faces (2015) and The People Race the Fish (2016), and her own solo, Time and Place in 2017. She also regularly offers her support in the office to co-ordinate company meetings.
Jackie Ryan – Performer
Jackie joined in 2003 and also takes part in Siren Arts Projects and a theatre group at Jackson’s Lane. She has made regular appearances on the Community TV channel. Jackie also facilitates workshops for Corali. Jackie has performed in Shed Show Tour 2004, Refrain 2006, Easy Listening 2007, Fourtet 2008, Chord 2009, Scapes and Scores 2010 and How Happy We Would Be 2011.
Bridget Chew– Associate Director.
Bridget Chew trained in theatre design at Central St. Martins. She worked as a freelance designer before becoming Corali’s education officer for 6 years and in this role was fundamental to establishing the current engagement programme. Bridget is a core member of education team, now in a freelance capacity. She also currently works as a studio manager for a visual artist (Darren Almond)
Jacobus Flynn – Associate Director
Jacobus studied Drama at Hull University, has a Masters in Performing Arts from Middlesex University, and spent two years researching choreography at The Amsterdam School for New Dance Development (SNDO). Jacobus has worked with Corali since 2003 as a dramaturg and choreographer and has been a core member of the devising team for all Company performances since then. He is also a writer and dramaturg for a Danish based performance group .
Carly Butler – Dancer/Facilitator
Carly is a Dance Artist and certified Yoga Teacher. She has a BA in Dance Studies, from Roehampton University and is completing a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning at Trinity Laban. Carly is currently based in London, working in Education and community groups with a range of ages from children to elderly people, and with a variety of different abilities. She has established her own Youth Outreach Programme abroad, and continues to work in community settings internationally. Carly joined Corali in 2012.
She believes in individual creativity and aspires to support and challenge peoples potential for personal expression through dance.
Katy Cracknell – Support Artist
Katy studied with Chicken Shed inclusive theatre and Central School of Speech and Drama. Katy has also completed Corali’s formal Support Artists training. She works as a support artist at Greenside school and has also worked on Demonstrate! Katy is a also a dancer with the main company and is a member of Corali’s professional development class.
Housni Hassan (DJ) – Support Artist
DJ studied dance at Lambeth College and Central School of Speech and Drama. DJ has also completed Corali’s formal Support Artists training. DJ has worked with Bridget Chew for over 8 years developing our unique special school offer. DJ is a support artist at Greenside School and our Demonstrate! partnership project.
DJ is a also a dancer with the main company.
Nicole Jackson – Support Artist
Nicole has also completed Corali’s formal Support Artists training and is also a member of SLIDE.
Nicole has worked as a Support Artist on Demonstrate!, Morley College and Wandsworth Disability Dance. She also performs with the main company and is a member of Corali’s professional development class.
Bethan Kendrick – Support Artist (volunteer)
Bethan has completed Corali’s Support Artist training. In 2017 she developed a dance workshop series around her dance score cards which was taken to Bromley College, Bedford University and Diverse Dance as well as used a teacher resource at schools. Bethan has also taught at Highshore school.
Kasia Maslowska – Dancer/Facilitator
Kasia is a freelance dance artist specialising in contemporary/ creative dance. She has a MA in Pedagogy from Silesia University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her areas of interest are creativity, collaboration and integrity. She currently works in education and community dance spanning all ages of the community from toddlers to 60+ year olds. Kasia joined the team in 2011 as part of it’s Levelin’ outreach project and as a volunteer at Greenside School. Kasia has been a core member of the Demonstrate! team.
Jackie Ryan – Volunteer Support
Jackie has gained experience as a volunteer at Bridge School and Centre 404. She has worked as a volunteer support on Demonstrate!, Pop In and Morley College.
Marianne Rouvier-Angeli – Choroegrapher/Facilitator
French choreographer Marianne Rouvier-Angeli trained professionally in ballet at the “Brooking School Of Ballet” and in Contemporary dance at the Laban Centre For Movement and Dance, London. Marianne has danced professionally both in the UK and abroad. In 1998 she formed Lulu’s Living Room, a dance theatre company that has toured both nationally and internalionally. Marainne joined Corali in 2007 and has been key in developing a sense of choreography and technique in projects.
Victoria Thompson – Dancer/Facilitator
Victoria trained at London Contemporary Dance School and continues to study and practice dance. She has worked with Dance Umbrella, the South Bank Centre, the Blue Elephant Theatre and Islington Arts Factory making dance performances with people of all ages and abilities. She ran her own street theatre company, performing costumed shows on stilts, both here and abroad. She is also a qualified Dance Movement Therapist. Victoria joined Corali in 2010 and has been a key member of the outreach team, including leading the team on the new Demonstrate! project.
Daniel Weaver – Composer/Collaborator
Daniel trained in Theatre and Visual Art at Nottm/Trent poly. Daniel has extensive experience as a solo performer and composer for dance and theatre companies, including Clare Russ, Echo Echo, IOU Theatre Theatre Do, Fabric eV and Wayne McGregor . He has composed works for Corali since 2000 and his continued input is invaluable to the ongoing development of the company, as well as overseeing sound and music.
Sarah Archdeacon – Artistic Director
Sarah studied Theatre at Dartington College of Arts. She joined Corali as a volunteer in 1991 and became Artistic Director in 1993. Alongside her work with Corali, Sarah has been a long time member of Birmingham based Stans Café theatre and Disability Theatre Development Officer for Bournemouth based company ‘Double Act’.
Jennifer Dyer – General Manager
Jen is Corali’s first ever General Manager (beginning February 2017). She has been working in the arts and voluntary sectors for over 20 years, mainly in fundraising. Past jobs have included work for Mencap, the National Theatre and most recently The Choir with No Name. She also used to be chair of Corali – from 1999 -2005 – and is very happy to be back!
Andrea Swainson – Participation Officer (Currently on Maternity Leave)
Andrea trained in Dance Studies at Middlesex University and specialised in Choreography. She joined Corali in 2011 as the Company’s second Participation Officer. Andrea also works for the Rathbone Society a charity working with those with learning difficulties and disabilities. Andrea also has her own dance company, Diverse Dance Studios, which runs various dance projects in South London.
Andrew Sturley – Chair
Andrew works for Greenpeace UK, one of the world’s leading environmental organizations, in the marketing department in the London Headquarters
Helen Stephens – Treasurer
Helen is a chartered accountant and works for Saffery Champness LLP in the Charities Team. Until a few years ago she was a keen dancer herself but now prefers to spectate and support.
Lou Errington is Grants Manager at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Previously she was an experienced General Manager specialising in participatory and disability arts, and the support of emerging artists of all backgrounds. She has worked most recently for Extant, the professional theatre company of visually impaired artists, and Lewisham Youth Theatre.
Lloyd is Access Advisor to the Board of Directors, and works at Mencap headquarters in London.
Jessica is Community Engagement Manager at the Barbican and a freelance evaluator and facilitator. Previously she was Youth Arts Manager at Croydon Council alongside an extensive freelance career as an inclusive practitioner and evaluator. She has an MA in applied theatre from Goldsmiths University.
Sarah Frankenburg is a researcher at NatCen Social Research – Britain’s largest independent research organisation – where she focuses on evaluation projects, and housing research. Prior to this Sarah worked on research and evaluation projects aimed at improving access to the arts.
Hugh has worked with the charity sector for over 15 years as a project coordinator, a programmes manager for a local authority grant programme and as a policy and learning officer with the Big Lottery Fund. Hugh has a keen interest in performing arts, literature and theatre and is particularly interested in the power of the arts to communicate, rehabilitate and build bridges of understanding between individuals and communities.’
Simon Jarrett is a research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, where he writes, among other things, about the history of learning disability. He is also the editor of Community Living, a magazine about learning disability. In his spare time he is often to be found at Sadlers Wells or similar venues, watching dance.’
Many of Corali’s performers work with the Company for a good number of years (some as many as 12), their input, commitment and energy is what shapes Corali’s work.
Laura Hayman 1995 to 2002
Hetal Petal From 1998 to 1999
John Long 1995 to 2006
Dennis Plummer 1998 to 2004.
Aisha Booth 2002 to 2008.
Anthony Hanon 2004 to 2008.
Nick McKerrow 2003 to 2007
Raymond Walker – Founder Member From 1989 to 1997
Graham Brown From 1994 to 1996
Vicky Moir From 1989 to 1994
Jane Khambatta From 1999 to 2002
Natalie Jeffery 1996 – 2001
Margaret Courtman – Founder Member From 1989 to 2001
Corali works collaboratively with artists, producers, musicians, educationalists and choreographers. This way of working is what defines the Company’s practice.
Gloria Savicente-Amor – artist
Jasmine Wilson – choreographer
Susan Norwood – choreographer
Elly White- drama artist
Diego Ferrari – artist
Charlie Fox- artist
Anna Lucas – film maker
Ruth Catlow – mixed media artist
Rachel Garfield – painter/video maker
Helen Maurer – mixed media artist
Liz Ellis – visual artist
Mike Tyak – medieval instrument specialist
Jon Ward – composer
Ian Burdge – cellist
Kelsey Michael – singer
Rachel Penton – violinist
Ilsa De Zia – cellist
Olly Blanchflower – bassist
Geoffrey Goddard – performer
Stephan Novak – performer
Shener Ali – sculptor
Jane Shrimpton – dancer, educationalist
Ruth Holdsworth – freelance producer
Andrew Downs – administrator
Leon Clowes – fundraiser
Katalin Trencsényi – key educationalist
Tanja Mangalanayagam – educationalist
Philip Channells – project manager
Georgie Cockburn – participation officer
Paulette Terry Brian