Directors

Cath James

Cath James

Artistic Director

01273 696844 | Email Cath

Cath leads on the artistic direction of South East Dance and works closely with the Executive Director to ensure the effective management and leadership of South East Dance

Directors

Rachel Gibson

Rachel Gibson

Executive Director

01273 645261 | Email Rachel

Rachel works with the Artistic Director leading on the effective management and strategic business development of South East Dance.

Programming

Rose Kigwana

Rose Kigwana

Senior Producer – Participation

01273 645265 | Email Rose

Rose is strategic and artistic lead for the development of the community, participation, children & young people’s programmes.

Programming

Lou Rogers

Lou Rogers

Senior Producer – Artist Development

01273 696844 | Email Lou

Lou is strategic and artistic lead for the development of the Artists Development programmes and other artistic activity at South East Dance.

Programming

Emily James-Farley

Emily James-Farley

Creative Communities Manager

01273 645264 | Email Emily

Emily manages the development and delivery of The Welcome Project as part of the Community & Participation Programme at South East Dance

Programming

Lauren Proto

Lauren Proto

Creative Communities Manager

01273 645264 | Email Lauren

Lauren manages the development and delivery of The Welcome Project as part of the Community & Participation Programme at South East Dance

Programming

Linzi Whitton

Linzi Whitton

Studio and Programme Manager

01273 696844 | Email Linzi

Linzi will be managing the Artistic and Studios Programme as we enter The Dance Space - working across the Artist Development and Community and Participation teams. 

Programming

Luan Taylor

Luan Taylor

Assistant Producer – Participation

01273 645264 | Email Luan

Luan works closely with the Senior Participation Producer to deliver South East Dance’s Community and Participation programme and other artistic activity.

Programming

Sarah Kearney

Sarah Kearney

Assistant Producer – Children and Young People

01273 645264 | Email Sarah

Sarah works closely with the Senior Participation Producer to deliver South East Dance’s Children & young people’s programme and other artistic activity.

Programming

Janine Fletcher

Janine Fletcher

Programme Assistant

01273 696 844 | Email Janine  

Janine provides administrative support for the Artist Development and Community and Participation projects.

Programming

Vasnica Srishinkar

Vasnica Srishinkar

Programming Team Placement Student, (University of Surrey)

01273 696 844 | Email Vasnica

Vasnica provides administrative support for the Artist Development and Community and Participation projects.

Communications & Development

Andrew Whitlaw

Andrew Whitlaw

Head of Development

01273 696844 | Email Andrew

Andrew develops long term funding partnerships to support the delivery of The Dance Space, the Artist Development and Community Participation Programmes.

Communications & Development

Chloe Barker

Chloe Barker

Interim Head of Communications

01273 645269 | Email Chloe

Chloe leads on communications strategy and oversees all marketing activity for South East Dance.

Communications & Development

Abigail Allt

Abigail Allt

Communications and Development Manager

01273 645260 / Email Abigail

Abigail manages communications and development, working across the whole organisation to ensure all South East Dance activity is aligned.  

Communications & Development

Benji Anker

Benji Anker

Digital Creative

01273 645268 / Email Benji

Benji works in the delivery and development of all areas of digital communications for South East Dance, such as social media, our website and microsites.

Communications & Development

Jack Bould

Jack Bould

Digital Apprentice

01273 645268 / Email Jack

Jack works in the delivery and development of all areas of digital communications for South East Dance, such as social media, our website and microsites.

Operations

Jane Johnson

Jane Johnson

Assistant Accountant

01273 645262 | Email Jane

Jane ensures the smooth running of the day to day accounts for South East Dance.

Operations

Eve Flitman

Eve Flitman

Executive Assistant

01273 696844 | Email Eve

Eve supports the South East Dance Directors, working across the whole organisation to ensure the smooth running of the South East Dance office.

Trustee

John Struthers (Chair)

John Struthers (Chair)

John has 30 years’ experience as a senior manager in the arts. After training in Speech and Drama at Aberdeen University, and qualifying as a teacher, he moved into theatre. His professional work includes performance and direction for the theatre and acting for television. John is the Founding Director of ICIA (Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts) at the University of Bath. He took the lead in the delivery of The Edge, the £12 million centre for the arts at the University, which opened in 2015. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has chaired Cultural Partnerships for both Swindon and Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) and co-Chaired B&NES Cultural Forum. He is particularly interested in the arts and culture as a tool for regeneration.

Trustee

Anna Christoforou

Anna Christoforou

Anna is a public relations consultant with over 20 years’ experience of creating communications strategies and directing high profile PR campaigns for leading Arts organisations, global brands and business innovators, including the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, 14-18NOW, Nike and Ocado.  Originating from Brighton she is a passionate advocate of the city and since 2006 has worked with Brighton Festival on campaigns that have helped establish it as a key event in the international arts calendar.

Trustee

Peter Chivers

Peter Chivers

Peter is Head of Music & Arts at Brighton and Hove Music & Arts.

Trustee

Christine D’Cruz

Christine D’Cruz

Christine is a professional marketer and is Managing Director of Cruz & Co, a consultancy focused on service transformation and digitisation. Christine plays an active role in the Brighton community and she is a Trustee at the Martlets Hospice where she Chairs Income Generation and is Chairman of Same Sky. She has held a range of roles including Founding Chair of the Basement Arts Productions, Governor at Cardinal Newman School, member of the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership, member of the Economic Development and Enterprise Board.

Trustee

Max Heywood

Max Heywood

Formally Global Head of Employer Brand at investment bank Credit Suisse, Max has spent 20 years running Brand and Communication programs for banks including JP Morgan, UBS, Nomura, HSBC, Credit Suisse and the Bank of England. His experience is centred in Recruitment, Internal Mobility, Employee Communications, and HR Transformation programs. Max now works in property and lives in Brighton with his Interior Designer wife and teenage children.

Trustee

Eva Martinez

Eva Martinez

Eva is Artistic Programmer and Producer at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London. Before joining Sadler’s Wells she held positions at Dance 4 and the South Bank Centre. Eva also works as an independent curator for Migrations Festival in Wales, is on the Board of Directors for Independent Dance and acts as a producer, dramaturg and artistic mentor with several artists including Hetain Patel and Nicola Conibere. She is a Clore Leadership Programme Fellow, supported by the Cultural Leadership Programme.

Trustee

Isabel Mortimer

Isabel Mortimer

Isabel is a certified Personal and Executive Coach CPCC and a graduate of the prestigious Clore Leadership Programme. Isabel is the former Principal Dancer and Resident Director for Matthew Bourne's New Adventures Dance Company and enjoyed an extremely successful 22 year career as a professional dancer and choreographer. Isabel is an experienced executive coach supporting clients and specialising in leadership development, cultural change, and enabling positive team dynamics.

Trustee

Gordon Mattocks

Gordon Mattocks

Gordon is a qualified life member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and presently a member of its audit committee.  He's enjoying early retirement after 40 years’ experience in public sector finance and audit working in higher education, new towns, local government, and latterly for 15 years in social housing.  He is now a board/ finance committee member of various public sector organisations, and has extensive experience of finance and accountancy, risk management, and audit and assurance.

Trustee

Sian Thomas

Sian Thomas

Sian is the Deputy Director of Finance, University of Sussex and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. She has worked in a number of audit, financial management and financial control roles in the accountancy profession and in industry in the UK and mainland Europe including the BBC where she was Head of Finance in a commercial subsidiary and took a lead role in process improvement.  

Trustee

Sunetta Kiarie

Sunetta Kiarie

Sunetta is the Events Manager at PLATF9RM—a co working and business community in Brighton and Hove. Previously she was Charity Manager for local grant-giving trust, The Goodall Foundation. She holds a degree in English and American Literature with Creative Writing from the University of Kent. Sunetta is an avid reader whose passions lie within literature and the arts and is proud to also be on the board of local creative writing charity, Little Green Pig. Sunetta deeply enjoys working on projects that allow people to explore their creativity in order to realise their own potential. She currently lives in Brighton and is working on her first novel.