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SARAH BLANC - Performer The Dance WE Made 4 Sarah is a performer and choreographer based in London. She is Artistic Director of Moxie Brawl, a fresh all female dance theatre company. When she is not shaking or movement making, you will find her presenting on Inside Dance TV (of which she is a co-founder) and Art streaming TV. She is a Candoco Artist and is passionate about teaching. She is currently working with The People Pile, Jessie Brett whilst developing a new solo work called It Started With Jason Donovan. www.sarahblanc.com / @sarahblanc / fb/sarahblancdance


SARAH BLANC - Performer
The Dance WE Made 4

Sarah is a performer and choreographer based in London. She is Artistic Director of Moxie Brawl, a fresh all female dance theatre company. When she is not shaking or movement making, you will find her presenting on Inside Dance TV (of which she is a co-founder) and Art streaming TV. She is a Candoco Artist and is passionate about teaching. She is currently working with The People Pile, Jessie Brett whilst developing a new solo work called It Started With Jason Donovan.
www.sarahblanc.com / @sarahblanc / fb/sarahblancdance

ALISA BOANTA - Filmmaker & Photographer The Dance WE Made / First Contact Alexandra Boanta is a filmmaker who graduated from Goldsmiths in 2012. Since then she is working as a freelancer in the camera department on various productions ranging from films, commercials, music promos, both assisting and shooting her own projects. She assisted and shot for clients such as The British Council, Forma Arts & Media, BBC, Sink The Pink Events, Nomadic / MaxFactor EPK, Partizan, Pixel Loft, Royal College of Art, Secret Cinema and many others. Her films have been screened & awarded in film festivals around the world, including Australia, France, Italy, India, Germany, USA and ROMANIA. Street and portrait photography is another great passion for which she has a personal blog  www.alexandraboanta.com  twitter.com/AlexandraBoanta Facebook.com/Alexandra-Alisa-Boanta


ALISA BOANTA - Filmmaker & Photographer
The Dance WE Made / First Contact

Alexandra Boanta is a filmmaker who graduated from Goldsmiths in 2012. Since then she is working as a freelancer in the camera department on various productions ranging from films, commercials, music promos, both assisting and shooting her own projects. She assisted and shot for clients such as The British Council, Forma Arts & Media, BBC, Sink The Pink Events, Nomadic / MaxFactor EPK, Partizan, Pixel Loft, Royal College of Art, Secret Cinema and many others. Her films have been screened & awarded in film festivals around the world, including Australia, France, Italy, India, Germany, USA and ROMANIA. Street and portrait photography is another great passion for which she has a personal blog 

www.alexandraboanta.com 
twitter.com/AlexandraBoanta
Facebook.com/Alexandra-Alisa-Boanta

TOM BUTTERWORTH - Software Developer and Video Artist FIEND Tom Butterworth is a Glasgow based creator of software instruments for performing with video. Common themes in his work include movement, time and error. Recent work has featured in Australian Dance Theatre's ‘Proximity’ and the movie ‘Man of Steel’. In partnership with Anton Marini he runs v002, a project to develop open-source software for video performers: their Syphon tool is the industry standard for sharing live video between applications.  http://kriss.cx/tom/


TOM BUTTERWORTH - Software Developer and Video Artist
FIEND

Tom Butterworth is a Glasgow based creator of software instruments for performing with video. Common themes in his work include movement, time and error. Recent work has featured in Australian Dance Theatre's ‘Proximity’ and the movie ‘Man of Steel’. In partnership with Anton Marini he runs v002, a project to develop open-source software for video performers: their Syphon tool is the industry standard for sharing live video between applications. 

http://kriss.cx/tom/

OLIVER FITZGERALD - Performer The Dance WE Made 4 Oliver starting dancing at twelve in his home town of Doncaster. By sixteen he was making his living from choreographing, teaching and performing for RB productions, dance and model agency and had begun to make a name for himself as a street dance specialist. At 20 he went on to train at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance were he gained a BA Hons degree in dance. After leaving Northern Oliver moved to London to pursue his passion and further his training in hip hop dance. He has been lucky enough to train with many of the pioneers in hip hop: Popin Pete, Suga Pop and Shabba Doo to name a few. Oliver has now focused his training on house and locking. Alongside performing since 16 Oliver has focused his career on teaching and working with young people. He has lead sessions in pupil referral units, special needs schools, colleges and secondary schools and is passionate about bringing positivity and passion into his students’ lives.

OLIVER FITZGERALD - Performer
The Dance WE Made 4

Oliver starting dancing at twelve in his home town of Doncaster. By sixteen he was making his living from choreographing, teaching and performing for RB productions, dance and model agency and had begun to make a name for himself as a street dance specialist.

At 20 he went on to train at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance were he gained a BA Hons degree in dance.

After leaving Northern Oliver moved to London to pursue his passion and further his training in hip hop dance. He has been lucky enough to train with many of the pioneers in hip hop: Popin Pete, Suga Pop and Shabba Doo to name a few. Oliver has now focused his training on house and locking.

Alongside performing since 16 Oliver has focused his career on teaching and working with young people. He has lead sessions in pupil referral units, special needs schools, colleges and secondary schools and is passionate about bringing positivity and passion into his students’ lives.

KATIE GREEN - Performer Selling Secrets After reading English at Cambridge University, Katie graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2006 and formed her contemporary dance company Made By Katie Green in the same year. Made By Katie Green is now a multi award-winning company (including St Hugh’s Foundation Award 2009, Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2007, Pyramid Award for Contemporary Dance 2006) and Katie has received support from Arts Council England through the Grants for the Arts scheme since 2008. Katie’s current Dancing in Museums project will tour to museums, heritage sites and theatres throughout 2013 and 2014, enabling her to expand upon her portfolio of site-specific work, which has also included commissions for the London Festival of Architecture/Grimshaw Architecture Practice, the Royal Academy of Arts and Cambridge Senate House. Prior to Dancing in Museums, Katie's most recent choreographic work Matters of Life and Death toured across the UK and was part of The Place’s Spring Loaded festival in 2012. Katie was an Associate Artist at Dance4 (Nottingham) from 2007-9, Regional Artist at Déda (Derby) from 2010-11, and in October 2010 she was also selected as one of the first UK Young Artists, presenting her choreography at the inaugural UKYA01 event. Prior to that, her work Lost and Found (2009) received the award for Best Dance Production at the Buxton Fringe Festival in 2009 and was also a Guardian Pick of the Week. Katie's earlier choreography was nominated for the New Trends prize at the Burgos International Choreography Competition in 2007. Katie’s most recent touring work Matters of Life and Death was part of The Place’s Spring Loaded 2012 festival and recent choreographic commissions include her site-specific response to Chris Wilkinson’s architectural installation From Landscape to Portrait at the Royal Academy of Arts. As well as directing Made By Katie Green, Katie works as a performer, choreographer and teacher/mentor across the UK, including working as a mentor for the Youth Dance England Young Creatives scheme since 2009 (see www.greenbeandance.co.ukfor an indication of the range of Katie's teaching experience; Katie holds a Diploma for Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People)). She has also worked with Cie. Willi Dorner(Austria) since 2011 as a performer in the company’s internationally touring work above, under, inbetween, and for UK-based collective Casson & Friends since 2013. In 2011 Katie was invited to join the St Hugh's Foundation as their newest Trustee, and in 2012 she received a Linbury Bursary to develop her arts leadership skills by attending a Clore Leadership Programme short course.


KATIE GREEN - Performer
Selling Secrets

After reading English at Cambridge University, Katie graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2006 and formed her contemporary dance company Made By Katie Green in the same year. Made By Katie Green is now a multi award-winning company (including St Hugh’s Foundation Award 2009, Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2007, Pyramid Award for Contemporary Dance 2006) and Katie has received support from Arts Council England through the Grants for the Arts scheme since 2008.

Katie’s current Dancing in Museums project will tour to museums, heritage sites and theatres throughout 2013 and 2014, enabling her to expand upon her portfolio of site-specific work, which has also included commissions for the London Festival of Architecture/Grimshaw Architecture Practice, the Royal Academy of Arts and Cambridge Senate House. Prior to Dancing in Museums, Katie's most recent choreographic work Matters of Life and Death toured across the UK and was part of The Place’s Spring Loaded festival in 2012.

Katie was an Associate Artist at Dance4 (Nottingham) from 2007-9, Regional Artist at Déda (Derby) from 2010-11, and in October 2010 she was also selected as one of the first UK Young Artists, presenting her choreography at the inaugural UKYA01 event. Prior to that, her work Lost and Found (2009) received the award for Best Dance Production at the Buxton Fringe Festival in 2009 and was also a Guardian Pick of the Week. Katie's earlier choreography was nominated for the New Trends prize at the Burgos International Choreography Competition in 2007.

Katie’s most recent touring work Matters of Life and Death was part of The Place’s Spring Loaded 2012 festival and recent choreographic commissions include her site-specific response to Chris Wilkinson’s architectural installation From Landscape to Portrait at the Royal Academy of Arts.

As well as directing Made By Katie Green, Katie works as a performer, choreographer and teacher/mentor across the UK, including working as a mentor for the Youth Dance England Young Creatives scheme since 2009 (see www.greenbeandance.co.ukfor an indication of the range of Katie's teaching experience; Katie holds a Diploma for Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People)). She has also worked with Cie. Willi Dorner(Austria) since 2011 as a performer in the company’s internationally touring work above, under, inbetween, and for UK-based collective Casson & Friends since 2013. In 2011 Katie was invited to join the St Hugh's Foundation as their newest Trustee, and in 2012 she received a Linbury Bursary to develop her arts leadership skills by attending a Clore Leadership Programme short course.

MARTYN GARSIDE - Performer Choreospondance Born in West Yorkshire England he trained at The Royal Ballet School and began his professional career with San Francisco Ballet before moving on to more contemporary dance and becoming a guest artist for companies such as BalletMainz, Goteborg Dance Company and Danish Dance Theatre.  For the past 5 years he has worked in Europe as a freelance artist being involved in many creative processes.  Now based in Edinburgh  and engaging in new dance projects and installations working as a dancer and maker whilst teaching dance and studying for a counselling certificate via Edinburgh college.

MARTYN GARSIDE - Performer
Choreospondance

Born in West Yorkshire England he trained at The Royal Ballet School and began his professional career with San Francisco Ballet before moving on to more contemporary dance and becoming a guest artist for companies such as BalletMainz, Goteborg Dance Company and Danish Dance Theatre.  For the past 5 years he has worked in Europe as a freelance artist being involved in many creative processes. 

Now based in Edinburgh  and engaging in new dance projects and installations working as a dancer and maker whilst teaching dance and studying for a counselling certificate via Edinburgh college.

NEREA GURRUTXAGA - Performer
Choreospondance

Nerea Gurrutxaga grew up in San Sebastian,  Basque Country.  In 2014 she graduated from London Contemporary Dance School where she performed pieces by Sasha Roubicek,  Wayne Parsons,  Claire Cunningham and Joe Moran as well as improvisational performances that were part of Rick Nodine's course. At the time she was awarded the Peggy Hawkins scholarship. She participated on an exchange programme with Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen in 2013, where she performed Trio A and participated in a residency that took place in PAF. She performed a piece by Fionn Cox-Davies in Resolutions in January 2014. She was an apprentice dancer in Scottish dance theatre since August 2014 as part of her postgraduate diploma. She is one of the creators of the Roundabout Collective in Scotland. As a freelancer, she participated in a piece directed by Anders Duckworth, which was part of the platform Choreodrome and was performed in Touchwood.

ROBERT GUY - Performer The Dance WE Made / Selling Secrets / First Contact Lately, Robert has mainly been working in Scandinavia for Panta Rei Danseteater (Norway) & Regionteater Väst (Sweden). Where he has been touring and creating new works with both companies since 2013 and most recently working with Helene Blackburn (Cas Public, Canada).  Prior to this Robert was Head Aerialist for Wired Aerial Theatre where he spent 5 years choreographing and performing with the company nationally and internationally.  Robert is also currently playing the role of ‘Henry” in Made by Katie Green’s “The Imagination Museum”. Katie’s current Dancing in Museums project will tour to museums, heritage sites and theatres throughout 2015. Robert was also involved in the chorographical research and development stages of the Royal Shakespeare companies musical “Matilda” and has also performed works by Fillip Van Huffel, Henri Ougike and Stephen Petronio Gary Clarke & Richard Alston. He has also worked with Dance United on several projects since 2009 including “Destino” at Sadler’s wells, where he was the Assistant Choreographer. He has since been invited back to choreograph several new pieces for the company Including “Prelude” for the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with one of his most recent works “Unwritten pages” winning him the Koestler Platinum Award for Choreography. Robert is an experienced freelance teacher and has taught in various places nationally and internationally, including The Place, and Sadlers Wells where he is part of the NYDC Experience Workshop delivery team.  Robert has been working with Casson & Friends since 2013 and has been fortunate enough to work on “Selling Secrets”, “The Dance WE Made” & “First Contact” (at Sadlers Wells Wild Card).


ROBERT GUY - Performer
The Dance WE Made / Selling Secrets / First Contact

Lately, Robert has mainly been working in Scandinavia for Panta Rei Danseteater (Norway) & Regionteater Väst (Sweden). Where he has been touring and creating new works with both companies since 2013 and most recently working with Helene Blackburn (Cas Public, Canada). 

Prior to this Robert was Head Aerialist for Wired Aerial Theatre where he spent 5 years choreographing and performing with the company nationally and internationally. 

Robert is also currently playing the role of ‘Henry” in Made by Katie Green’s “The Imagination Museum”. Katie’s current Dancing in Museums project will tour to museums, heritage sites and theatres throughout 2015.

Robert was also involved in the chorographical research and development stages of the Royal Shakespeare companies musical “Matilda” and has also performed works by Fillip Van Huffel, Henri Ougike and Stephen Petronio Gary Clarke & Richard Alston. He has also worked with Dance United on several projects since 2009 including “Destino” at Sadler’s wells, where he was the Assistant Choreographer. He has since been invited back to choreograph several new pieces for the company Including “Prelude” for the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with one of his most recent works “Unwritten pages” winning him the Koestler Platinum Award for Choreography.

Robert is an experienced freelance teacher and has taught in various places nationally and internationally, including The Place, and Sadlers Wells where he is part of the NYDC Experience Workshop delivery team. 

Robert has been working with Casson & Friends since 2013 and has been fortunate enough to work on “Selling Secrets”, “The Dance WE Made” & “First Contact” (at Sadlers Wells Wild Card).

JEN IRONS - Performer The Dance WE Made 4 Jennifer Irons is an award-winning dance artist who works internationally in theatre, film, large-scale site-specific and arts for social development projects. Her work celebrates dance in all its forms and explores who and what it is for. She regularly collaborates with a diverse range of people and is currently Associate Artist with dancedigital, East London Dance and Candoco Dance Company. Jennifer is co-director of dance and technology company makeAMPLIFY with audio-visual artist Zach Walker. She is director of arts and cultural exchange program ironINC in Africa and has recently received the Artists’ International Development Fund for her work with EECDS in Egypt. www.jenniferirons.co.uk / @ironincdance / fb/ironincdance


JEN IRONS - Performer
The Dance WE Made 4

Jennifer Irons is an award-winning dance artist who works internationally in theatre, film, large-scale site-specific and arts for social development projects. Her work celebrates dance in all its forms and explores who and what it is for. She regularly collaborates with a diverse range of people and is currently Associate Artist with dancedigital, East London Dance and Candoco Dance Company. Jennifer is co-director of dance and technology company makeAMPLIFY with audio-visual artist Zach Walker. She is director of arts and cultural exchange program ironINC in Africa and has recently received the Artists’ International Development Fund for her work with EECDS in Egypt.

www.jenniferirons.co.uk / @ironincdance / fb/ironincdance

DANIELA B LARSEN - Performer TAMED / First Contact Daniela graduated from London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) in 2006 before joining LCDS' post graduate dance company EDge 07. Since then Daniela has completed her MA in performance (also at LCDS) whilst pursuing a career in dance working with companies such as Sole Rebel Tap,  Made by Katie Green, Marc Brew Company - for whom she was also creative assistant to for Fusional Fragments, an Unlimited Commission as part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad - and Stopgap Dance Company. Whilst having a strong passion for integrated dance, Daniela also loves to fly. Since 2010 she has been an aerialist with Wired Aerial Theatre specializing in bungee-assisted dance and vertical wall performance. She is now in a full time post as Head Performer & Education Co-ordinator performing in Wired's medium and large scale outdoor productions as well as heading the educational programme at Wired's HQ, The Higher Space, Liverpool. Daniela works closely alongside the Company directors (Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie and Jamie Ogilvie) to deliver aerial dance performance modules at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk and LIPA, Liverpool. Daniela continues to work with and deliver workshops for various programmes, companies, schools and dance agencies throughout the UK, including Dance Manchester's creative boys project STRIDE in conjunction with Company Chameleon, Manchester, and National Youth Dance Company hosted by Sadler's Wells, London. Daniela also co-choreographs and performs alongside Robert Guy as well as taking on independent commissions.  Daniela has had the pleasure of being part of the Casson & Friends collective since 2014. @daniblarsen


DANIELA B LARSEN - Performer
TAMED / First Contact

Daniela graduated from London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) in 2006 before joining LCDS' post graduate dance company EDge 07. Since then Daniela has completed her MA in performance (also at LCDS) whilst pursuing a career in dance working with companies such as Sole Rebel Tap,  Made by Katie Green, Marc Brew Company - for whom she was also creative assistant to for Fusional Fragments, an Unlimited Commission as part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad - and Stopgap Dance Company. Whilst having a strong passion for integrated dance, Daniela also loves to fly. Since 2010 she has been an aerialist with Wired Aerial Theatre specializing in bungee-assisted dance and vertical wall performance. She is now in a full time post as Head Performer & Education Co-ordinator performing in Wired's medium and large scale outdoor productions as well as heading the educational programme at Wired's HQ, The Higher Space, Liverpool. Daniela works closely alongside the Company directors (Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie and Jamie Ogilvie) to deliver aerial dance performance modules at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk and LIPA, Liverpool.

Daniela continues to work with and deliver workshops for various programmes, companies, schools and dance agencies throughout the UK, including Dance Manchester's creative boys project STRIDE in conjunction with Company Chameleon, Manchester, and National Youth Dance Company hosted by Sadler's Wells, London. Daniela also co-choreographs and performs alongside Robert Guy as well as taking on independent commissions. 

Daniela has had the pleasure of being part of the Casson & Friends collective since 2014.

@daniblarsen

CHLOE MEAD - Performer The Dance WE Made 4 Since leaving London contemporary dance school Chloe has continued to practice and refine her technique. This has enabled her to utilise her versatility to work with a host of different choreographers and projects. She has toured internationally with both Richard Alston and Ceyda Tanc Dance and regionally with Combination Dance Company. She has just finished working with Justine Reeve and Co. along side Tim. Interspersed between these larger projects Chloe has been involved in various fashion shoots, music videos, workshops and public entertainment events. Chloe is very excited to be working with Tim on developing 'The Dance WE Made' and to be a part of its continual success.


CHLOE MEAD - Performer
The Dance WE Made 4

Since leaving London contemporary dance school Chloe has continued to practice and refine her technique. This has enabled her to utilise her versatility to work with a host of different choreographers and projects. She has toured internationally with both Richard Alston and Ceyda Tanc Dance and regionally with Combination Dance Company. She has just finished working with Justine Reeve and Co. along side Tim. Interspersed between these larger projects Chloe has been involved in various fashion shoots, music videos, workshops and public entertainment events. Chloe is very excited to be working with Tim on developing 'The Dance WE Made' and to be a part of its continual success.

RACHEL MORGAN - Performer
Choreospondance

Rachel Morgan trained professionally at the Scottish school of contemporary dance where she gained a BA( Hons) in Contemporary Dance in 2014. After graduation she successfully gained a place is Jasmin Vardimon's graduate company, JV2. During her professional year she worked alongside choreographers Jasmin Vardimon, Marilena Dara, Athanisia Kanellopoulou and Mafalda Deville. After a national tour in 2015 Rachel returned to Scotland where she is now based and is working as a Freelance Dance Artist. 

JUSTINE REEVE - Performer Selling Secrets Justine Reeve started dancing at the age of two and by the time she was fourteen she was taking over six dance classes a week. Studying at The Kelvin School of Dance in Cecchetti Ballet, Modern Theatre Dance and Tap, taking endless grades and exams in all three areas. She won the Cecchetti Regional Competition in 1984 and awarded Commended at The Mabel Ryan several years in a row. As child Prodigy that didn't deliver she followed the rest of the normal folk to university where she stayed for too long trying to re kindle the lost magic. Obtaining a BA (Hons) in Dance and Related Arts, a PGCE, A Post Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Arts and something called 'INTERACT' a Post Grad Cert in teaching Youth Theatre. Having taught for 20 years, dance education is prominent of part of Justine's work. She has written published dance resources for South East Dance, Pavilion Dance South West and Pearson Education. Her book 'Dance Improvisations' published by Human Kinetics has a wealth of choreographic tasks aimed at the dance student. She has also written btec syllabus for EDEXCEL specifications and resources for Dance Btec's at both Level 2 and 3. She has received arts council funding for her youth company West Sussex Youth Dance Company/Puppik Youth Dance and continues to be an animateur with Rambert Dance Company. She has been involved in delivering the satellite CAT scheme for The Place and training the new wave of Ballet Boyz to deliver workshops for schools.  As well as choreographing for Justine Reeve and Company, Reeve has choreographed over 12 pieces for West Sussex Youth Dance Company and 4 pieces for Puppik Dance. As in common with most dancers Justine has a secondary interest that has often taken primary place. She has been seen using this 'interest' in things such as The Bill, Mr Brittas, Crimewatch, The Adam and Joe Show, Stand-up and with others at Solent Peoples Theatre, Forest Forge Theatre and The Gantry Youth Theatre. She dare not call it 'Theatre' or 'drama' or 'comedy' as it lives in the spaces in between all these things.  Justine is presently performing in the Selling secrets triology for 'Casson and friends'. www.justinereeve.com


JUSTINE REEVE - Performer
Selling Secrets

Justine Reeve started dancing at the age of two and by the time she was fourteen she was taking over six dance classes a week. Studying at The Kelvin School of Dance in Cecchetti Ballet, Modern Theatre Dance and Tap, taking endless grades and exams in all three areas. She won the Cecchetti Regional Competition in 1984 and awarded Commended at The Mabel Ryan several years in a row.

As child Prodigy that didn't deliver she followed the rest of the normal folk to university where she stayed for too long trying to re kindle the lost magic. Obtaining a BA (Hons) in Dance and Related Arts, a PGCE, A Post Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Arts and something called 'INTERACT' a Post Grad Cert in teaching Youth Theatre. Having taught for 20 years, dance education is prominent of part of Justine's work. She has written published dance resources for South East Dance, Pavilion Dance South West and Pearson Education. Her book 'Dance Improvisations' published by Human Kinetics has a wealth of choreographic tasks aimed at the dance student. She has also written btec syllabus for EDEXCEL specifications and resources for Dance Btec's at both Level 2 and 3. She has received arts council funding for her youth company West Sussex Youth Dance Company/Puppik Youth Dance and continues to be an animateur with Rambert Dance Company. She has been involved in delivering the satellite CAT scheme for The Place and training the new wave of Ballet Boyz to deliver workshops for schools. 

As well as choreographing for Justine Reeve and Company, Reeve has choreographed over 12 pieces for West Sussex Youth Dance Company and 4 pieces for Puppik Dance. As in common with most dancers Justine has a secondary interest that has often taken primary place. She has been seen using this 'interest' in things such as The Bill, Mr Brittas, Crimewatch, The Adam and Joe Show, Stand-up and with others at Solent Peoples Theatre, Forest Forge Theatre and The Gantry Youth Theatre. She dare not call it 'Theatre' or 'drama' or 'comedy' as it lives in the spaces in between all these things.  Justine is presently performing in the Selling secrets triology for 'Casson and friends'.

www.justinereeve.com

TIM VAN EYKEN - Actor Musician First Contact (Part of Sadler's Wells Wild Card) Tim is an actor musician and composer. He studied at Wells Cathedral School and the Oxford School of Drama. He has toured extensively as a singer and musician both in his own right and as a member of Waterson:Carthy  Acting, musical direction and composition credits include: War Horse and 50 Years On Stage (National Theatre); Shakespeare In Love (Disney/Sonia Freidman); Birdsong, Our Country's Good, Three Men In A Boat (Tours); The Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows (Watford Palace Theatre); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Arcola); GOOD (Manchester Royal Exchange). Film includes: The Imitation Game. Television includes: The Adventures of Abney and Teal (Cbeebies), Foyles War. Radio includes: From Dots to Download, Vital Mental Medicine, The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman, The Night Visiting and Wild Song (BBC Radio 4).  Recordings Include: War Horse (Original cast recording); Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves, New Boots (Solo); A Dark Light, Fishes and Fine Yellow Sand, Holy Heathens & The Old Green Man (Waterson:Carthy); The First Cut, Wager (Dr Faustus); One Sunday Afternoon (With Robert Harbron).  Awards Include: BBC Young Folk Award; Best Traditional Track BBC Folk Awards; Imison Award BBC Radio Drama Awards 


TIM VAN EYKEN - Actor Musician
First Contact
(Part of Sadler's Wells Wild Card)

Tim is an actor musician and composer. He studied at Wells Cathedral School and the Oxford School of Drama. He has toured extensively as a singer and musician both in his own right and as a member of Waterson:Carthy 

Acting, musical direction and composition credits include: War Horse and 50 Years On Stage (National Theatre); Shakespeare In Love (Disney/Sonia Freidman); Birdsong, Our Country's Good, Three Men In A Boat (Tours); The Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows (Watford Palace Theatre); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Arcola); GOOD (Manchester Royal Exchange). Film includes: The Imitation Game. Television includes: The Adventures of Abney and Teal (Cbeebies), Foyles War. Radio includes: From Dots to Download, Vital Mental Medicine, The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman, The Night Visiting and Wild Song (BBC Radio 4). 

Recordings Include: War Horse (Original cast recording); Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves, New Boots (Solo); A Dark Light, Fishes and Fine Yellow Sand, Holy Heathens & The Old Green Man (Waterson:Carthy); The First Cut, Wager (Dr Faustus); One Sunday Afternoon (With Robert Harbron). 

Awards Include: BBC Young Folk Award; Best Traditional Track BBC Folk Awards; Imison Award BBC Radio Drama Awards