Our interim Artistic Director and Chief Executive leads our team of Creative Programme Managers, administration, marketing and finance staff, who work alongside our freelance dance artists, to create exceptional dance experiences.
If you'd like to talk to us about participating in dance, developing a project, or professional practice we'd be delighted to hear from you. Visit our contact us page for details of how to get in touch with individual members of our team.
The Ludus Dance Team
Anthony serves as the organisation’s lead supporting the delivery of Ludus Dance’s core mission and strategic objectives. He started working for Ludus Dance in 2012 as a Dance Development Artist moving into the Artistic Producer role in July 2013. With nearly 8 years’ experience developing and delivering dance and arts based activity across the North, Anthony has worked for Qdos Dance Theatre in Barnsley, Burnley Youth Theatre and was the Dance Development Officer for Burnley Council for three years. A qualified teacher, he has also worked extensively with Burnley College. Anthony's specialises in projects for disadvantaged young people who face significant personal challenges.
Sarah's responsibilities include the development, management and the delivery of a range of exciting and inspiring dance projects for people in areas of low engagement across Lancashire. Sarah specialises in diversionary work for hard to reach young people and contemporary dance technique. After graduating from Middlesex University in 2008 with a BA in Dance Performance, she went on to study for a Diploma in Dance Studies at Trinity Laban. With almost 5 years’ professional experience developing and delivering projects across the North West, Sarah has worked for Brewery Arts Centre, Maelstrom Productions, Warrington Wolves, Blackpool Arts Service, Dance Cumbria, Cumbria Youth Dance Company and DanceSyndrome.
Vicky's responsibilities include managing Lancashire Youth Dance Festival as well as a range of health and educational projects across the North West. She specialises in community dance and dance for health and wellbeing. After graduating from Roehampton University with a BA Hons Dance, Vicky worked as Dance Development Officer for YMCA London South West and London Broncos RL Foundation. She also runs her own freelance company 'Offside Dance' facilitating professional, community and education projects for clients including Rugby League World Cup 2013, the Beat Project Surrey, Kingston Youth Dance Company, Hampshire Dance and East London Dance. Vicky is chair of the Board of Trustees at CoDa Dance and is also a theatre technician, specialising in stage management and lighting.
Katie is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the company, acting as the first point of contact to the general public, groups and organisations wanting to work with Ludus Dance.
Her role involves assisting the CEO and Creative Director with report and bid writing; managing the studio programme & building maintenance. Katie also line manages the evening team.
Jackie promotes Ludus Dance and its services, and develops current and new audiences for the organisation, through strategic marketing and communications. Working closely with the CEO and Creative Team, she writes and distributes news releases and e-campaigns, writes copy and blogs, produces marketing material, and manages on-line media. Jackie loves words, grammar, spelling, and good punctuation!
Ludus Dance has a strong and supportive Board of Trustees, whose members are:
- Carolyn Primett
- Hilary Machell
- John Wareing (Chair)
- Moira Suringar
- Serena Mansfield
Ludus Dance would like to thank the Business in the Arts North West's Better Board Programme through which John Wareing and Moira Suringar have joined our Board.