ID’s board of directors consists of:

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).

Sue Davies 

Sue D cropSue currently provides mentoring and coaching for people working in dance along with learning and development initiatives for organisations.

She offers one to one support with areas such as business, career and professional development. Sue’s particular interest is 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.

Eva Martinez 

Eva Martinez headshot pic cropEva 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.

Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome

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.

Efrosini Protopapa

Foteini Christofilopoulou cropEfrosini is a choreographer and scholar based in London since 2002. Her research interests lie in experimental and conceptual practices across dance, theatre and performance.

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 Wansell

Andy Wansell cropAndy 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”.