People

Luke Ahmet

Company Wayne McGregor Dancer

Luke trained at the Royal Ballet School, before performing with K Ballet (2003) at Metropolitan Opera House, New York. He was a soloist with Scottish Ballet (2004—13) and danced with Rambert (2013 until January 2019). He has created works with Ashley Page, Stephen Petronio, Shobana Jeyasingh and Krzysztof Pastor. He has performed works by choreographers including Tetley (Pierrot in Pierrot Lunaire), Ashton, Cunningham, Forsythe, MacMillan, Wheeldon, C. Bruce, Balanchine & Brown. Luke performed in Night of 100 Solos celebrating Merce Cunningham’s 100th birthday at the Barbican, London (2019). In 2017 he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his performance in Mark Baldwin's The Creation

Delia Barker

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.

Dr Philip Barnard

Research Associate

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.

Rebecca Bassett-Graham

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.

Joshua Barwick

Company Wayne McGregor Dancer

Joshua is from Yorkshire, England and trained locally before he joined Northern Ballet’s Academy at age 14. At 16 he began training at Elmhurst, School of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. In 2013 Joshua moved to London to perform a guest contract with New English Ballet Theatre for a gala at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Joshua joined Rambert in 2014, working with many choreographers including Mark Baldwin, Merce Cunningham, Didy Veldman and Kim Brandstrup, including performing the title role in Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances. Joshua joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2019. 

Camille Bracher

Company Wayne McGregor Dancer

Camille grew up in Johannesburg and came to dance at a very early age through her mother, a contemporary dancer and choreographer. She trained privately with Martin Schonberg at Ballet Theatre Afrikan and aged 15 won the Outstanding Contemporary Dancer Award at the 2007 Youth America Grand Prix in New York and the Junior Contemporary Division at the South African International Ballet Competition in Cape Town. She joined The Royal Ballet in 2019 after training privately in South Africa and was to promoted to First Artist in 2015.

Kyla Booth-Lucking

QuestLab Network Evaluator

Kyla is Co-Director at Clearcut, a dance specialist company offering a range of services. Kyla has specialised in evaluation through working with Cowley Road Carnival, The Marlborough Theatre and Studio Wayne McGregor alongside independent artists.She was Head of Community & Learning at South East Dance, then Acting Artistic Director. Since then she has worked as a Producer, Project Manager and Consultant with Pegasus Theatre, Old Vic Tunnels, Marlborough Theatre, Creative Junction, London Studio Centre and is p/time Relationship Manager for Dance, Arts Council England, South East. Kyla is also an accredited Relational Dynamics Life Coach.

Jordan James Bridge

Company Wayne McGregor Dancer

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. 

Valeria Carrassa

Executive Assistant

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. 

Izzac Carroll

Company Wayne McGregor Dancer

Izzac was born in New South Wales, Australia. At 14 years he moved to Brisbane to pursue a career as a performing artist. He began a professional contract with Sydney Dance Company in 2016 and worked as a full time professional company member from 2017-2018, performing in repertory works including 2 One Another and Full Moon. Izzac moved to London and joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2019.

Catarina Carvalho

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.

Christopher Charles

Technical Director

Chris oversees the technical aspects of the organisation's work, ranging from IT support to Company Wayne McGregor touring.

Travis Clausen-Knight

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

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 danced with Company Wayne McGregor from 2013 - 2019.

Davide Di Pretoro

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

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 Diallo

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

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

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

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.

Bethan Ecclestone

Company Manager

Bethan manages the schedules for Company Wayne McGregor touring, and provides support to the Company Producer.

Neil Fleming Brown

Studio Wayne McGregor artist

Born in Glasgow, Neil Fleming Brown danced for Company Wayne McGregor from 2006 to 2010. He is now a Studio Wayne McGregor dance artist, who has been rehearsal director for the company, a member of the Learning and Engagement team, and a re-stager of McGregor works by dance schools and other companies around the world. He has re-staged Polar Sequences for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, Chroma for the National Ballet of Poland and Infra for The Australian Ballet.

Liam Freeman

Trustee

Liam is Features Editor at Vogue International. Born and raised in Northumberland, Liam moved to London to complete his BA (Hons) degree at the University of Westminster in 2007. Subsequent to working with the fashion desk at the Daily Telegraph he spent a year in New York at US VOGUE and Marc Jacobs. Liam enjoys all areas of the design process from tailoring and cut to print and fabrication. His knowledge of the fashion industry is comprehensive and diversified after gaining experience in the fields of design, editorial, direction, photography, styling and public relations.

Geneviève Giron

Relighter

Geneviève recreates the lighting design for Company Wayne McGregor productions on tour.

Frankie Glace

Studio Administrator

Frankie looks after FreeSpace bookings, assists the Studio Manager with rentals and events, and provides general administrative support to the studio.

Lucy Glover

Company Producer

Lucy manages the national and international touring of Company Wayne McGregor, and Studio Wayne McGregor special projects.

Odette Hughes

Associate Director

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.

Marcel Jenkins

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.

Sharia Johnson

Company Wayne McGregor Dancer

Sharia Johnson was born in London, she trained at The BRIT school before graduating from Rambert school of Ballet and Contemporary. Whilst graduating Sharia toured nationally and internationally with Sisters Grimm ‘INALA' choreographed by Mark Baldwin. Following on to dance with Richard Alston Dance Company, Michael Clark Company and Rambert where she particularly enjoyed her experience dancing in Tel Aviv, Israel. Sharia was The Dancing Times 'dancer of the month' December 2018 issue.

Pete Kenyon

Trustee

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.

Suhair Khan

Trustee

Suhair Khan leads on global initiatives and partnerships at Google Arts & Culture. Currently based in London, her work focuses on the nexus of art, culture, storytelling and technology. A long-time Googler, she was previously based with Google out of both Singapore and Mountain View, California. She studied at Cornell and Harvard University.

Aleks Krotoski

Trustee

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.

Dominique Laffy

Trustee

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 Leach

Social Anthropologist

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.

Chien-Shun Liao

Company Wayne McGregor Dancer

Rebecca Marshall

Executive Director

Rebecca provides the strategic lead for all Studio Wayne McGregor activity.

Emma McFarland

QuestLab Network Programme Curator


Emma is a producer, programme leader and researcher/evaluator spanning the arts, social inclusion and digital worlds. She gained MA Digital Management (Distinction) from digital school Hyper Island in 2017, and today she works as an independent Innovation & Digital Producer with arts, cultural and not for profit organisations integrating human centered design and digital innovation processes, tools, technologies and mindsets into their programmes of work.

Louis McMiller

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

Louis danced for Company Wayne McGregor from 2010-2018 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.

Caroline Miller

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.

Eileih Muir

Company Wayne McGregor Dancer

Born in Derby, Eileih trained at London Studio Centre before completing a Masters at The London Contemporary Dance School.  After graduating she became an apprentice with NDCWales before joining Richard Alston Dance Company. Eileih has since worked as a freelance artist with Joss Arnott, Itzik Galili and Shobana Jeyasing as well as guesting with companies in the UK and Europe. Alongside her work as a dancer, Eileih co-founded multidisciplinary company Flavour&Some and works alongside her partner, choreographing and directing immersive experiences.      

Daniela Neugebauer

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

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 Nowak

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

Anna danced with the Polish National Ballet before completing her MA in Art. She was a member of Company Wayne McGregor from 2008-2016 and was involved in the creations of 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 still explores the role of arts cross-culturally in the globalised world. Anna teaches for companies and schools, including Studio Wayne McGregor creative learning projects. 

Jacob O'Connell

Company Wayne McGregor Dancer

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. Jacob joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2017.

Jaimie Persson

Trustee

Jaimie was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the Shoreditch Trust in January 2019. Prior to this she was Director of Organisational Wellbeing. 

Jaimie is an Organisational Psychologist and Coach and has previously managed projects for the Trust related to Health, Wellbeing and Community Engagement, including the Trust’s Community Champions and Bump Buddies projects. In addition to her role at the Trust, Jaimie is Co-Founder of ACT3 Psychology, and an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Psychological Wellbeing and Neuroscience, City, University of London. Jaimie has lived in East London for 16 years and is proud to be part of Shoreditch Trust’s inspiring work in Hackney and neighbouring boroughs.

James Pett

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

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 danced with Company Wayne McGregor from 2013 - 2019.

Hazel Singleton

Administrative Director

Hazel is responsible for Studio Wayne McGregor's administration and personnel matters.

Catherine Smith

Design Associate

Catherine is involved in every area of design including new productions, and overseeing the set design and costumes for re-stagings.

Kathryn Stephens

Studio Manager

Kathryn manages the day-to-day running of the studios, including studio hires, events and visiting artists.

Fukiko Takase

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

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 she danced with Company Wayne McGregor from 2011 - 2018. 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.

Jenny Tattersall

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

Jenny trained at The Royal Ballet School and danced with The Royal Ballet from 1993–2002. She then became a freelance contemporary dancer for six years before becoming rehearsal director with the Bern Ballet for the next seven. Jenny has assisted many leading choreographers over the years, though now mainly works with Wayne McGregor and Cathy Marston. Jenny has restaged Woolf Works (Royal Ballet), Carbon Life (Royal Ballet), Infra (Danish Royal Ballet) and Borderlands (Munich Ballet) for Wayne and assisted him on AfteRite with American Ballet Theater in 2018. 

Po-Lin Tung

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

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 danced with Company Wayne McGregor from 2016 - 2018.

Antoine Vereecken

Principal Restager

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.

Kyle White

Company Wayne McGregor Dancer

Kyle was born in Birmingham, first encountering contemporary dance at the age of sixteen. They commenced their professional education at London Contemporary Dance School where they 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 danced with Company Wayne McGregor in 2018.

Jasmine Wilson

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.

Jessica Wright

Studio Wayne McGregor Artist

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, TATE Liverpool and Scottish Ballet. Jessica danced with Company Wayne McGregor from 2008 - 2019.