Ronen has been a professional musician for the last 20 years. His formal musical education started at a classical conservatoire when he was 9 years old. Ronen continued to higher education with 3 years at Rimon School of Jazz and in 2007 he was awarded a masters degree from London College of Music. Ronen currently working as accompanist in several universities such as Trinity Laban, London Contemporary Dance School- The Place and Central School of Ballet. Ronen also accompanies major dance companies in the UK such as Mathew Bourne; New Adventures, Phoenix Dance Theatre, and Rambert Dance Company. He also collaborated & performed with Darren Ellis Dance, Joss Arnott Dance and Bluewhite Dance Co around the world. Ronen also performs with Stuart Curtis Jazz Quintet and the world music ensemble; Shir.
Oli newman is a composer and pianist based in London. He has written and performed music for, amongst others, Rambert Dance Company, FFIN Dance, Lauren Cuthbertson, Tamara McLorg and the Martha Graham Company as well as scored the feature film ‘The Glass Man’ starring Neve Campbell and Andy Nyman.
Richard Anthony Jay
Richard anthony jay is a composer/musician based in sw england. Entirely self-taught, he has worked in music all of his adult life. After many years in popular music, his music became more classical-focused, with the release of two solo albums in 2009 and 2011 (“This is what I live for” and “Imperfect beauty”) featuring grammy-winner Davy Spillane and members of the Halle Orchestra. He’s been interviewed by Classic FM, and received coverage in Muso, Future Music and international piano magazines. His music has been used in hundreds of tv shows worldwide including NCIS and BBC’s Top Gear and has been heard on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC 6 Music and Kiss FM.
Joseph reuben is a british composer and producer based in New York and London. He has composed cinematic scores for film, ballet and theatre featuring academy award winning directors and acclaimed actors.
Anthony studied lighting design at Rose Bruford, graduating in the summer of 2013. Anthony has worked on a range of different projects as a lighting designer for Transitions Dance Company, Traveling Story-Box, Jack Philp Dance and supported work by students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Anthony has also worked as a production electrician, programmer and assistant lighting designer for a range of shows requiring custom electronics and practicals. Anthony has also been re-lighting for Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Isango and h2dance.
Maria is a young spanish photographer that left her civil engineering degree in Spain 7 years ago to start a career as a professional photographer in the UK. She has over 5 years of experience in events, portraits, interiors, food and performance. She has a great understanding of lighting which allows her to deliver great results in any photographic field. Still based in the UK, Maria has had the opportunity to work internationally, having been commissioned for work around the world.
When he turned 6, Michaël Boucherie was first thrust an 8mm film camera in his hands by his loving mother. Her passion for film proved infectious and the moving image has remained a fascination ever since. At 9 he started training in classical ballet, which eventually led him to graduate from the Amsterdam School of the Arts with a BA in modern dance. It was only natural for him to soon start exploring the area where dance and film meet. As a dance video artist, Michaël has teamed up with Tony Thatcher, Fred Gehrig and Chloe Aliyanni among others. He also works as a cinematographer and shot the 2013 grand remi award winning ‘Hoe Kan Ik U Helpen?’ by Wouter Wiggeleer. While studying for an MfA creative practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Michaël subsequently began collaborating with Jack Philp Dance.
Ben is a composer, musician and installation artist. Born in Carlisle, Ben studied in London at Trinity Laban where he formed strong relationships with many musicians, choreographers and dancers through a number of collaborative pieces. His works and projects are hugely varied and range from playing guitar in a technical groove band to 10-hour durational sound art pieces; from composing full orchestral works to max/msp based projects involving hamsters.
Jessica is an emerging theatre director and dramaturg with an interest in movement and contemporary dance. Jessica has worked for Guildford Shakespeare Company as well as a resident assistant director to theatre director Charlotte Conquest. In 2015, she graduated from University of Exeter with a BA (hons) in drama. During her degree, she discovered her love for directing, devising and storytelling. Whilst at Exeter, Jessica was the artistic director of Theatre with Teeth 2014/15, a society which favours new writing and devised work before later going on to study at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
Assistant directing credits include: Botallack O’ Clock (Third Man Theatre, Old Red Lion Theatre), Alice in Wonderland (Guildford Shakespeare Company, St Mary’s Church Guildford), Henry V (Creation Theatre, Castle Unlocked Oxford), The Norman Conquests (Duelling Productions, Theatro Technis), The Secret Garden (University of Chichester), The Other School (Woking College, Beldam Theatre), Boys (Open Letter Theatre Company, Edinburgh Fringe 2015).
Directing credits include: Cabaret (University of Exeter Footlights), American Prometheus (Theatre With Teeth), Wastwater (University of Exeter), Funny Girl (Red Oak Theatre Company, Edinburgh Fringe 2014), Merrily We Roll Along (Red Oak Theatre Company, Edinburgh Fringe 2013).
Dramaturg credits include: Scatter (Lemoon Productions, Exeter Northcott), Alone Together (Kate Lines, Exeter Northcott), Agamemnon 2.0 (University of Exeter).
Dr Beatriz Calvo-Merino
Currently based at the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit at City University; Dr Calvo-Merino is a Cognitive Neuroscientist trained at University College London and Universidad Complutense Madrid (Spain). Her initial phd work with Professor Patrick Haggard investigated neurocognitive mechanisms involved in action observation, expertise and dance, using neuroimaging methods. As a postdoctoral researcher at the institute of cognitive neuroscience she extended her work on to the neural mechanism of aesthetic perception on performing arts. Lately, she has developed a new line of research that focus on the neurocognition of understanding and feeling emotional expressions of others in the healthy brain, in the pathology (I.E. autism population), and the expert performer (I.E. artist). During her studies she has established collaborations with the dance community, (e.G. Royal Opera House Ballet (ROH2), Laban Dance Centre, Mavin Khoo, Tom Sapsford, Company Wayne McGregor). Her work has been funded by British Academy, Economical and Social Research Council (ESRC), Leverhulme Trust, Wellcome Trust sci/art projects, Ramon Y Cajal Fellowship, City University Fellowship.
Carol j jones is an innovative young composer who recently finished an Mmus in composition at Cardiff University. Originally a dancer, her unique approach to composition encompasses everything from neurons to the universe. Her first movement from songs from the stars was recently performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of composition: Wales. Her work Bulawayo Railway was met to positive praise whilst studying at the Dartington International Summer School with Judith Weir and the Heath Quartet. Other work include All Shall Be Well, a commission from the Godolphin Vocal Ensemble for international women’s day 2017, and A Commonwealth for Peace, for the Commonwealth Resounds! at Westminster Abbey. In addition she is an accomplished singer, having been a choral scholar with BBC National Chorus of Wales, and violinist, having performed the Tchaikovsky violin concerto with the Watford Youth Orchestra. Jones was supported by a postgraduate scholarship at Cardiff University, studying under Robert Fokkens, Louis Johnson and Arlene Sierra. She has also been involved in the St Magnus International Festival composers course with the Assembly Project, Cheltenham Music Festival Composers Academy with Joby Burgess as well as musician-in-residence at the Purcell School.
Professor Haley Gomez MBE
Currently based at Cardiff University, Prof. Haley Gomez MBE is a professor of astrophysics working with The School of Physics and Astronomy, with her focus being the study of both the formation and evolution of cosmic dust in the universe. She has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society Fowler Prize and European Research Council Laureate in 2015, and works extensively through her role as head of public engagement. Prof. Haley Gomez MBE has worked with The National Assembly for Wales Science Academy and featured at the Royal Albert Hall, National Museum of Wales and TedXCardiff. She was awarded an Order of the British Empire in the 2018 Queen’s birthday honours list.