ID’s board of directors consists of:

Sue Davies (chair)

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Currently provides mentoring and coaching for people working in dance along with learning and development initiatives for organisations.

Sue offers one to one support with areas such as business, career and professional development. She has a particular interest in helping people make changes in their career at whatever stage from emerging to those building a sustainable career. Recently Sue has worked with James Wilton (BBC Performing Arts Fellow), and Marie-Louise Flexen (Dance UK artist mentoring scheme) and private clients working as practitioners, producers, managers and directors.

Sue trained in dance education at the Laban Art of Movement Studio and Goldsmiths College.   And has worked with dance organisations for over thirty years in a wide range of capacities from small-scale dance company manager, dance programmer, company education director, university lecturer, and has been freelance since 1989.

As Associate Consultant to the national dance agency, Swindon Dance, Sue devised and directed an extensive artist development programme from 1995 to 2010, and she continues to work as a consultant with Swindon Dance.

Sue is co-director of Charlton Associates that offers HR and organisational development for small to medium enterprises. She is a member of IDMN, a board member of GDance and treasurer of the Lisa Ullmann Travel Scholarship Fund. Her most recent professional qualification is in cognitive behaviour coaching.

Andrew Graham

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“Andrew is a Franco-British dancer, choreographer and an inclusive dance teacher. He made his first steps into performance at Lycée Bristol in Cannes. In 2010, he graduated from Trinity Laban.

As a choreographer, he created Quasi (2010) and In one Breath (2010).

Also, he was a member of 5X performance group which involves writing, performance lectures and performance laboratory workshops. Andrew has choreographed film works for artists such as Sam Lee, Anthony Graham and Adam James.

As a performer, he performed in pieces by Daniel Daw, H2Dance, Aurélia Thiérrée and Victoria Chaplin-Thiérrée, Xavier Leroy, Marten Spangberg, Simone Forti, Mike Kelley, Josiah McElheny and Tino Seghal.

From 2013 until 2016, he was a dancer at Candoco Dance Company, performing works by Trisha Brown, Emanuel Gat, Rachid Ouramdane, Hetain Patel, Thomas Hauert and Jerome Bel. Andrew is currently continuing to work with the company as a Candoco Artist, by leading workshops and learning activities with an inclusive approach.”

Eva Martinez 

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Eva Martinez is artistic programmer and producer at Sadler’s Wells. She also works as an independent performing arts curator, producer and consultant.

Born and educated in France with a Spanish heritage, she moved to the UK in 2000 and is currently based in London. She was recently the recipient of the Clore Leadership Programme Fellowship, supported by the Cultural Leadership Programme (2011). This opportunity has enabled her to benefit from a period of personal and professional development focused on the creation of added value for cultural organisations, with an emphasis on communication and strategic positioning, as well as the exploration of new avenues for creative producing. Eva is interested in communication and language, organisational change and professional development, specifically in terms of increasing the impact the arts has on our everyday life.

She most recently worked as dance and performance programmer at Southbank Centre, London (2009-2011) working in the team led by artistic director Jude Kelly.

She started her career in the UK at Trinity Laban (2002-2006), London’s leading contemporary dance conservatoire and then joined Dance4, the Nottingham based national dance development agency (2006-2009) as artistic programme manager, doubling audiences for nottdance, its internationally acclaimed festival of new movements in dance.

Eva currently works as an independent curator (Migrations Festival Wales) and consultant (Siobhan Davies Dance), as well as producer, dramaturg and artistic mentor with several emerging artists (Hetain Patel, Nicola Conibere). She has recently been certified to work as a relational dynamics coach. She is a member of the Royal Society of Arts, a board member for national dance development agency SouthEast Dance (Brighton) and an Arts Council of England artistic assessor for dance.

Efrosini Protopapa

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Efrosini Protopapa is a Greek choreographer, writer and researcher based in London since 2002. She works as a Lecturer in Dance and Choreography at the School of Arts, University of Surrey, where she is also the programme director for the MA Dance Cultures course. Her choreographic work with the performance group Lapsus Corpi has been presented in the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Greece, and she has also worked with Ivana Muller, Tino Seghal, Carol Brown and Gill Clarke.

Efrosini has published articles in Dance Theatre Journal, Performance Research, and catalogues for international performance festivals. In 2011 she co-curated the Performance Studies international Regional Cluster Encounters in Synchronous Time in Athens.

She completed a practice-led PhD at Roehampton University in 2009 and her thesis is titled Possibilising Dance: A Space for Thinking in Choreography. Having explored scores and game-structures in/as performance, her latest work focuses on the notions of ignorance and negotiation in the performance-making process, and the ways in which choreography operates as and reveals social order and power relations.

Andy Wansell

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Andy Wansell is an experienced business leader who specialises in working with law firms. He began his career in commercial property working with the investment arm of Prudential Corporation. He participated in the development, investment and management of a wide range of commercial property projects including the creation of a regional shopping centre in the South West. Andy also gained an MA in Law and Finance from City University alongside his LLB (hons) in Law.

In 1997 Andy made a career change and began working with law firms. After working with Berwin Leighton Paisner, Eversheds and DLA Piper, he went on to become COO of Boodle Hatfield, a boutique private client and property firm based in Blackfriars. He is currently the managing director of OJK Limited.

He has built up expertise in helping organisations to change, and making those changes happen. Andy worked for ten years with DLA Piper, an international law firm, and gained considerable experience working with lawyers from across the world. Having been an Englishman Abroad he now has a much better appreciation of the challenges that Brits present to the rest of the world! Andy has also worked on secondment with factory outlet developer BAA McArthur Glenn, Lloyds Banking Group and PWC.

Andy has also worked with a number of arts organisations through his association with Arts & Business. He particularly enjoys bringing an outsider’s perspective to organisations that are very different to his own, but where values are shared. He confesses to coming late to the world of dance, and still asks what he describes as “beginners questions”.