ID’s Trustees are :
Nicky Childs (co-chair)
As senior producer at Artsadmin, Nicky has been an integral part of the team involved with the development of the organisation over the past 30 years. Having established its base at Toynbee Studios in London’s East End, Artsadmin is now a national resource; producing, developing and providing vital support for contemporary artists.
Nicky has produced a huge range of projects by artists on the cutting edge of dance, performance, theatre and visual arts both nationally and internationally. Varying in scale and context these have ranged from touring and one-off commissions to site-specific, participatory and socially-engaged projects working in collaboration with theatres, galleries, festivals, schools and other educational institutions. Artists she has, or continues to work with include Rosemary Lee, Metis, la Ribot, Simon Vincenzi & Frank Bock, Gary Stevens, Tim Spooner, Anne Bean, Ackroyd & Harvey, Encounters, Ian Breakwell, Rose English, the Bow Gamelan and straybird.
Nicky has also coordinated small festivals; produced artists books and catalogues and has partnered on several EU funded networks & initiatives (Bamboo/Create to Connect).
Eva Martinez is a performing arts curator, producer, dramaturge and coach. She was most recently Artistic Programmer at Sadler’s Wells (2013-2020) where she curated a programme showcasing distinctive British based artists alongside international work for the Lilian Baylis Studio, as well as introducing new names to the mainstage. She led on artist development and research, supporting a new generation of makers to consolidate their artistic voices, bringing new perspectives on dance to a large audience, live and online. Prior to this role, she was Dance and Performance programmer at Southbank Centre, London (2009-2011) and programmer at Dance4.
Born and educated in France with a Spanish heritage, she moved to the UK in 2000 and is currently based in London. Eva is focusing on working as a coach, mentor and dramaturge with dance artists across a wide spectrum of practices. She is a sought-after dance curator and consultant, collaborating with an extended network of cultural organisations internationally; she is known for her empowering and facilitative approach to talent development, and as a curator, for her championing of experimentation and diversity, specifically supporting the rebalancing of inequities in relation to gender and racial structural discrimination. Alongside her contribution to Sadler’s Wells artistic growth, notable independent collaborations include dramaturgy for the acclaimed British choreographer Siobhan Davies (Table of Contents, 2016), for Candoco Dance Company/Hetain Patel (Let’s Talk about Dis, 2014). Eva has been a certified and practicing Relational Dynamics coach since 2012, bringing this approach to much of her work. She is a Clore Leadership Fellow (2011/12), a member of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Trustee of South East Dance and Pragrav Dance Company as well as ID.
Born of English and Chilean descent, dance artist and choreographer Fernanda has been working since 2009. Her practice involves dancing/ voicing as political gesture, presenting in established institutions, alternative spaces and club scenes. She is interested in creating work which enables reorientation around otherness; crafting queer spaces where care and consent promote exploration and political activism are main concerns.
Working with pop/punk bands, electronic music producers/ artists in music settings and galleries, she has presented and performed in work at E-WERK Luckenwalde for Block Universe, David Roberts Art Foundation, ICA, Barbican, Siobhan Davies Dance, South London Gallery, TATE Modern, Store X, Oval Space, Block Universe, Art Night, Phillips auction house, Palais de Tokyo, Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery, Calvert Foundation, RA, Arnolfini and Whitechapel Gallery. In 2013 Fernanda co-founded the ongoing transdisciplinary performance night London Topophobia. Her Wild Card night at Sadler’s Wells was on 14 & 15 November 2019. Her current project INCHOATE BUZZ is supported by Jerwood Arts and Arts Council England.
Having presented choreographic work across the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Greece, Efrosini has also collaborated with artists such as Ivana Müller, Tino Sehgal, Frank Bock and Gill Clarke, and recently she created a series of works commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance. She was awarded the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award (2008) and was Artist in Residence at Dance4 (2008-2010) and a participating artist in the Sadler’s Wells Summer University (2010-2014).
Efrosini works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Roehampton where she convenes the MRes Choreography and Performance programme. She is co-editor of the book ‘The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance’ (Valiz, 2016), and is currently developing a choreographic research project titled ‘the friend at work’. She teaches internationally, has published in journals, arts publications and catalogues for international performance festivals, and was a co-curator of the Performance Studies international Regional Cluster ‘Encounters in Synchronous Time’ in Athens (2011).
Sara Reed (co-chair)
Sara is currently principal lecturer in dance and post-graduate coordinator for the School of Media & Performing Arts at Coventry University and a member of C-DaRE, the Centre for Dance Research. She has a long practice and research history in dance, somatic practice and somatic informed dance education. After initial study and training at the Laban Centre, she gained an MA in Performing Arts at Middlesex University across the disciplines of Theatre, Dance and Music and a PhD from the University of Surrey.
Her experience has involved her in interdisciplinary practice across dance, fine art practices, music, choreography and theatre. She is a qualified Feldenkrais practitioner and trained with Scott Clark and Elizabeth Beringer in London and a practitioner of Scaravelli Yoga studying with Caroline Lang in Devon. She is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities and a reviewer for the Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices. Sara was a team member on the three-year Leverhulme Funded research project, In the Dancer’s Mind (2015-18) with colleagues from Plymouth University and Trinity Laban London. She was a member of the Clore Leadership short course 2011 and her career has spanned a wide range of dance, performance, arts and education contexts including senior posts at: University of Surrey, Dartington College of Arts, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Coventry University. She has also worked on a consultancy basis, for example with Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Dance East and Youth Dance England. Sara has published widely in her area of specialism, embodied practice, dance education and training.
Andy 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”.