Supporting healthcare professionals through challenging times

Associate Artists

Our courses are developed and led by a dynamic team of over 20 artist facilitators with years of experience working in healthcare and social care settings. The team includes specialists in wide range of art forms including movement, voice, architecture, visual arts, creative writing and music, who work closely with healthcare professionals to co-design our courses.

We work with many Associate Artists – here are the key team:

Suzy Willson

Suzy is Artistic Director of acclaimed theatre company Clod Ensemble and creator of Performing Medicine. She is an Honorary Professor at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London.
Suzy has been pioneering the use of arts in healthcare education for over 20 years working with a range of medical schools, higher education institutions and NHS Trusts, as well as curating public events with leading cultural venues across the UK including Tate Modern, The Royal Academy and Wellcome Collection.

Carly Annable-Coop

Carly manages our team of Associate Artists and facilitates many of our workshops. She has over 18 years’ experience leading participatory dance projects that engage professionals, non-professionals and marginalised groups with a focus on transformation and change.

Sylvan Baker

Sylvan uses drama for facilitation, directing, writing and workshop leading in young people’s theatre, education, health and criminal justice. He is currently a visiting lecturer in Applied Theatre at Goldsmiths College and Central School of Speech and Drama.

Maria Askew

Maria is an award winning theatre director, performer, writer and educator. She is head of Mountview’s MA in Theatre for Community and Education. Maria trained at Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School in Paris and has an undergraduate degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from University of Warwick.

Dido Fisher

Dido produces and facilitates courses in organisational change and leadership as well as working with private clients to build confidence and enhance creativity.

Angelika Grohmann

Angelika has been teaching yoga full time for over 30 years. Her first inspiration to become a yoga teacher came through bodywork with children with autism in Berlin. Her style is based on precision and alignment of the body, understanding how the body works, and giving freedom to the body’s natural flow of movement through body and breath awareness.

Liz Orton

Liz is a visual artist working with images, performance, film and text to disrupt and re-imagine archival representations of landscape, technology and the body. Liz lectures on BA Photography at the London College of Communication, and has managed numerous participatory photography projects.

Eleanor Crook

Eleanor trained in sculpture at Central St. Martins and the Royal Academy and makes effigies in wax, carved wood and lifelike media. She lectures at the Royal College of Art and and is co-founder of the MA in Art & Science at Central St. Martins.

Yolande Vasquez

Yolande is a graduate of The Drama Centre London, and is an Actor, Director, voice coach and Theatre Practitioner and has enjoyed a long career in Theatre, Television, Film and Radio.

Hazel Holder

Hazel has worked as an actor and singer for over twenty years. She studied MA Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and is a voice and dialect coach and a performer.

Amy Mallett

Amy is a composer, artist and theatre-maker creating work inspired by contemporary and historical stories. She enjoys interdisciplinary approaches, and collaborating with practitioners from other art forms to create multidimensional works. With over 15 years experience in FE/HE arts education, Amy has a rich freelance career as a community and creative health professional.

Sara Wookey

Sara is a London-based dancer, choreographer, creative professional and teacher. Her practice explores social and spatial approaches to dance and choreography.

Sheila Ghelani

Sheila works in a range of media including performance. She has shown her work at venues and festivals across Europe. She regularly mentors artists and students and is an associate artist of Blast Theory.

Kate McCoy

Kate McCoy is a participatory performance maker, trainer and facilitator who uses theatre to connect people and create playful safe spaces for exploration. She is the founder and artistic director of small performance adventures, a company creating employment and development opportunities with and for people in recovery.

Peggy Shaw

Peggy is a performer, writer, teacher and producer. She co-founded Split Britches theatre company and WOW Cafe, NYC. Peggy is the recipient of three Obie Awards, the Stonewall Award for ‘making the world a better place’ and a Doris Duke Fellowship.

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