Trustee - Chair
Delia Barker is Programmes Director at The Roundhouse having previously been the Director of English National Ballet School. She has worked with a number of companies as an independent consultant specialising in business development within the performing arts sector with organisations such as Drake Music and Boy Blue Entertainment and is a dance specialist previously holding the post of Senior Officer, Dance at Art Council England.
Philip researches choreographic cognition in collaboration with the company. He provides scientific input for the development of the Mind and Movement resource and documents how choreographic ideas evolve over the course of Wayne's creation processes.
Company Wayne McGregor Dancer
Born in Ontario, Canada, Rebecca trained at the New Zealand School of Dance, graduating in 2011. She had internships with New Zealand Dance Company and DanceNorth . She performed in DanceNorth’s Townsville Queensland season and in Australian Ballet’s Melbourne season. Rebecca moved to London in 2013 where she worked with Lewis Major, performing at Sadler’s Wells and TEDx conference in London. She performed her first professional work at the Australia & NZ Festival of Literature & Arts in London. She joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2017.
Ashley is responsible for the technical aspects of production lighting for Company Wayne McGregor on tour.
After training at London Contemporary Dance School, Jordan joined Alexander Whitley Dance Company performing The Measures Taken and The Grit In The Oyster. Jordan has also toured with Tavaziva Dance Company in 2015/16 and the Spring of 2017, for the evocative new work Africarmen. In 2016 he joined Michael Clark Company, performing a featured role in LAND during the critically acclaimed To a Simple, Rock and Roll... Song tour both nationally and internationally. Jordan is also Resident Choreographer for youth company Berkshire County Dance Company Youth and has taught extensively over the UK. Jordan joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2017.
Development and Events Officer
Holly supports the company's fundraising activity with a focus on events and individual giving, and looks after external hirers of the studio spaces.
Valeria manages the FreeSpace and Lates programme, and provides support to the Executive Director across the full range of activity undertaken by Studio Wayne McGregor.
Studio Wayne McGregor Artist
Born in Lisbon, Catarina Carvalho is a London-based dancer and choreographer. Catarina danced for Company Wayne McGregor from 2008 to 2017 and has toured nationally and internationally in various company productions including Entity, FAR, Atomos and Tree of Codes. During this time Catarina was also Rehearsal Assistant and assisted Wayne McGregor in Dyad 1909, Future Self and Outlier. Catarina continues to collaborate with Studio Wayne McGregor in many projects, and often teaches workshops and masterclasses as part of Studio Wayne McGregor’s Learning and Engagement programme.
Chris oversees the technical aspects of the organisation's work, ranging from IT support to Company Wayne McGregor touring.
Born in Cape Town, Travis graduated from Arts Educational School, Tring Park in 2009. While training, he won several awards for dance and choreography, including the National Youth Ballet and the International Competition of Dance in Spoleto, Italy. Travis has performed with Matthew Bourne's world tour of Swan Lake. He was involved in Michael Clark’s residency at Tate Modern in 2011 and also performed with Tavaziva Dance. Travis joined the company in 2013.
Originally from Colleferro, Rome, Davide danced with Company Wayne McGregor from 2010 to 2013. He has worked across Europe, as a dance artist and choreographer, with Thierry Smits, Cie THOR, Ballet Preljocaj, Itzik Galili-Krisztina DeChatel, Dansgroep, Andonis Foniadakis, and Sasha Waltz and Guests. Davide continues his collaboration with McGregor as an assistant, teacher and restager.
Laïla presents work primarily in live performance in the UK and internationally. For opera and theatre, credits assisting McGregor include Cleansed (Royal Court, London), Midsummer Marriage (Lyric Opera, Chicago), Dido and Aeneas (La Scala), Acis and Galatea (ROH, London) Kirikou et Karaba, and L’Anatomie de la Sensation (Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris). Laïla has also restaged Kirikou et Karaba and L’Anatomie. She is a recipient of a Rayne Fellowship for Choreographers and was Associate Artist at ROH2.
Sarah Dowling is a choreographer, movement director and performer. She has performed with Punchdrunk since 2002. Sarah was an Associate Artist at the Royal Opera House and during this time she was mentored by McGregor on several of her choreographic commissions. Since then, she has worked with Studio Wayne McGregor on Big Dance and delivering Mind and Movement workshops to the Centre for Advanced Training at Trinity Laban. She is currently working on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them with McGregor.
Eleesha Drennan is an award winning choreographer. She performed with National Dance Company Wales between 2004-2013 where she also became the companies inaugural house choreographer in 2011. Eleesha received the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship 2014 for Channel Rose and was awarded first prize for Whiskers at the International Solo Dance Theatre Festival Stuttgart 2012. Commissioning credits include Studio Wayne McGregor, The Roundhouse (Mathew Herbert), Maiden Voyage Dance, EDge, Intoto, National Youth Dance Wales and Fertile Ground.
Born in Albania, Alvaro grew up in Italy. A Prix de Lausanne scholarship recipient, he graduated from the State Ballet Academy of the John Cranko School in Stuttgart and joined Zurich Ballet. In 2009, he joined the National Ballet of Portugal. From 2010 to 2011, he worked with Matteo Levaggi, and in 2011, he joined Aterballetto. In 2014, he was awarded the Leonide Massine Dance Prize (Positano) as Dancer of the year on the contemporary scene. Alvaro has also been studying History and Philosophy at the University of Modena. Alvaro was a member of Company Wayne McGregor from 2013 to 2017.
Bethan manages the schedules for Company Wayne McGregor touring, and provides support to the Company Producer.
Kate provides support to the Technical Director and manages the technical aspects of Company Wayne McGregor touring.
Company Rehearsal Director
Born in Glasgow, Neil Fleming Brown danced for Company Wayne McGregor from 2006 to 2010. He is now a Studio Wayne McGregor dance artist as Rehearsal Director, a member of the Learning and Engagement team, and a re-stager of McGregor works by dance schools and other companies. He has re-staged Polar Sequences for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Chroma for the National Ballet of Poland and Infra for The Australian Ballet.
Lucy manages the national and international touring of Company Wayne McGregor, and Studio Wayne McGregor special projects.
Odette re-stages Wayne McGregor's works on companies around the world, and assists him on a range of projects including as Assistant Choreographer on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005. She joined Company Wayne McGregor in 1997 as a dancer and was subsequently Rehearsal Director for the company many years, managing the company's everyday artistic supervision, overseeing performances, directing rehearsals, and delivering many community and outreach projects.
Director of Development and Communications
Polly is responsible for fundraising and communications, overseeing press, marketing and digital activity for the range of Studio Wayne McGregor's work, and leading capital and revenue fundraising.
Director of Finance and Operations
Marcel is responsible for managing Studio Wayne McGregor's operational and future finances, ensuring effective and robust financial systems and procedures are in place. He is also responsible for managing the operation of the building spaces, ensuring the safety of all staff and visitors.
Pete Kenyon's passion for Wayne McGregor's work coupled with his knowledge of the commercial world bring an additional perspective to the board. For over 17 years he has worked with technology companies and internet businesses, helping them to protect their intellectual property and commercialise their products. Pete is a solicitor and a partner at Cripps LLP.
David is Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego. He has been working with Studio Wayne McGregor to capture the complete choreographic making process, in order to code, analyze and explore how creativity is distributed.
Aleks Krotoski is an academic and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity. She presents BBC Radio 4's award-winning science series The Digital Human. Her book, Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You looks at the psychology research behind the claims about the positive and negative forces of the digital age.
As well as a lifelong passion for dance, Dominique Laffy brings with her expertise in the areas of leadership and talent development. She spent the first ten years of her career in management consulting, before joining growth capital fund Global Retail Partners. Dominique is currently a partner at Egon Zehnder, the global executive search firm, where she focuses on CEO and board appointments.
James is a social anthropologist engaged by the creative process of Studio Wayne McGregor. He also contributes an informed perspective on the organisation of the company.
Rebecca provides the strategic lead for all Studio Wayne McGregor activity.
Communications and Content Manager
Kate works on marketing, press and digital, and manages creative communications content for Studio Wayne McGregor.
Louis joined the company in 2010 after graduating from The Royal Ballet School, Covent Garden. He is represented by First Model Management and has been featured in editorials and commercials including Charlotte Tilbury, NOWNESS, 'What Lies Beneath' by Rick Guest and the album artwork for FKA Twigs. His work also includes campaigns for Patrik Ervell, Westfield Shopping Centre and Uniqlo.
Trustee - Vice Chair
Caroline Miller is Interim CEO at Birmingham Royal Ballet. Previously she was Executive Director of Orlando Ballet in Florida, and Director of Dance UK, the national support body for the professional dance sector. Under her leadership Dance UK and industry partners launched the ground-breaking National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science for which she was recognized in the 2014 Evening Standard list of 1000 most influential Londoners. In 2015, Caroline was awarded the De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.
Born in Switzerland, Daniela trained with Cathy Sharp in Basel before studying at the Ballet School of John Neumeier and at Codarts Rotterdam. From 2000 to 2003, she received three scholarships for young talented dancers from Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund. Daniela danced with Ballet Gulbenkian, Dance Works Rotterdam and in works by Paulo Ribeiro, Ton Simons, Marie Chouinard, Stephen Petronio, Dana Casperson, Vaclav Kunes, Bruno Listopad, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil among others. Daniela joined the company in 2010.
Anna danced with the Polish National Ballet before completing her MA in Art, and was a member of Company Wayne McGregor from 2008 - 2016. During this time she was involved in many creations including Entity, FAR, Atomos, and Tree of Codes. Anna choreographed FLUX for the Malta Festival in Poland and V3 for Kings Place, London. After graduating from the Open University in Environment, International Development and Globalisation she continues to explore the role of arts and creativity cross-culturally in the globalised world. She continues to teach for several companies and schools, including Studio Wayne McGregor creative learning projects.
Born in Swindon, of Irish and Jamaican descent, Jacob studied at Swindon Dance (CAT scheme), and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. In 2015, Jacob was awarded the BBC Young Dancer title in the contemporary category performing solos by Amanda Britton and Alexander Whitley at Sadler’s Wells and broadcast on BBC2. He performed with Rambert Company as an apprentice while completing his BA(Hons) degree at Rambert School. He joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2017.
James competed as a gymnast for ten years, representing Great Britain at the World Gymnastrada in Austria. He trained at Trinity Laban and was awarded The Marion North Award for outstanding performer. He worked with Patricia Lent on a revival of Cunningham's Scramble. From 2011 to 2013, James danced for Richard Alston Dance Company. During this time he also worked with Jeannie Steele on a collection of Cunningham's works presented at the Barbican. James joined the company in 2013.
Sharminy manages the day-to-day finance for Studio Wayne McGregor and assists the Finance Director on the studio’s financial systems and procedures.
Hazel is responsible for Studio Wayne McGregor's administration and personnel matters.
Catherine is involved in every area of design including new productions, and overseeing the set design and costumes for re-stagings.
Kathryn manages the day-to-day running of the studios, including studio hires, events and visiting artists.
Born in New York, raised in Japan and trained by Takako Takase, Fukiko received a fellowship from the Japanese government to study at Codarts Rotterdam and London Contemporary Dance School. From 2006 to 2010, she danced with Henri Oguike and in 2011 she joined Company Wayne McGregor. Fukiko danced with Thom Yorke in the music video and featured in projects for AnOther Magazine, County of Milan, Channel 4, The Brits, BBC Late Night Proms & Uniqlo. Her own choreography includes Autumn Hunch and Cultivate a Quiet Joy.
Born in Taiwan, Po-Lin studied at the Dance Department of Taipei National University of the Arts. A member of Fang Yi Sheu and Artists from 2012 to 2013, Po Lin toured with the company across Taiwan and also the United States. In 2013 Po-Lin worked with the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet in New York, and from 2014 performed with the Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza in Mexico City. In 2015, Po-Lin was based in New York where he worked as a freelance dance artist with a number of companies. Po-Lin joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2016.
Antoine is the Principal Re-stager of Wayne McGregor's ballet work nationally and internationally. He also assists Wayne on special projects and collaborates on major education initiatives with the Learning and Engagement team. Antoine also often acts as deputy Rehearsal Director for the company on tour.
Director of Engagement
Jasmine develops, produces and manages Studio Wayne McGregor's learning and engagement activity. After training as a dancer she found her passion in teaching dance and creativity, and set up the Learning and Engagement department at Studio Wayne McGregor in 1999.
After training at Central School of Ballet, Jessica joined D.A.N.C.E. directed by McGregor, Forsythe, Preljocaj and Flamand. She performed with the Forsythe Company in Human Writes and Ballet Preljocaj at the Centre Pompidou. Jessica joined the company in 2008 and also regularly teaches nationally and internationally. Jessica creates dance films with Morgann Runacre-Temple, shown at FIFA, Cinedans, Agite y Sirva, Sadler's Wells, the South Bank and in Trafalgar Square. Commissions include Channel 4 and TATE Liverpool.
Company Wayne McGregor Dancer
Kyle was born in Birmingham, first encountering contemporary dance at the age of sixteen. He commenced his professional education at London Contemporary Dance School where he graduated in 2016 with a first. After graduation Kyle became an apprentice with Danish Dance Theatre and worked with Tim Rushton, Marcos Morau and Stephen Shropshire, before joining BalletBoyz. Kyle also co-founded a collective of performance artists known as Haus of Anxiety. Kyle joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2018.