Creative Trainers

Some of our creative trainers include:

Simon Green / Audio-Visual

Simon works with a broad range of organisations, agencies and artists, as a technical director, technical producer and freelance contractor to deliver innovative events and other creative projects throughout the UK and Europe. Recent projects include indoor and outdoor events, multi-media productions, tours, conferences, films, courses and workshops. He has directed, produced and managed every aspect of event production, concerts and conferences, from finding the perfect venue to organising the whole event and every step in between.

-Leanne Hammacott / Creative Producer & Telepresence

Leanne has worked with body>data>space since its formation in 2005. Coming from a background in dance/body and technology, she has been leading on the Learning Experiences, and specifically she delivered a series of telepresence workshops. She has been involved in the rehearsal direction and content development of several dance and technology projects including Virtual Incarnations (ICA/Dance Umbrella), Akademi of Indian Dance leading and Virtual Physical Bodies in Paris.

Michael Takeo Magruder / Avatars and virtual worlds workshops

He is an artist and researcher at King’s Visualisation Lab, King’s College London. His work uses emerging technologies, including high-performance computing, mobile devices and virtual environments, blending Information Age technologies with modernist aesthetics to explore the networked, digital worlds. His work has been showcased in exhibitions in more than 30 countries.

Marie Proffit / Workshop Assistant

Experienced in the fields of arts and culture for 6 years, in France, Italy and in the UK, Marie has a strong interest and a solid experience, both professional and academic, in innovative arts initiatives that develop creative relationships between top level contemporary creation, artists and audiences. At a European level, she has been focused on projects encouraging the collaboration between contemporary artistic as well as building a bridge between creativity, society and education.

Gemma Riggs / Video and Animation

Gemma is a film, video and installation artist who graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 2002. Gemma has worked extensively within theatre and performance, developing a real passion for working with the ‘live’ and investigating how image technologies work with that. She enjoys using space and environment to explore immersive experience. Creating imagery that incorporates live-action, animation, scratched film, drawing and photography, she creates a rich and textured visual experience.

Sasha Spasic / Performance & Telepresence

Sasha was trained at Bath Spa University (BA Honours.) Her qualities as a dancer lie within contemporary dance, physical theatre, site specific work and digital media. Since graduating in 2006 Sasha has performed with The Body Cartography Project (Minnesota) and Cheshire Dance in ‘Station Stationary,’ for the Cultural Olympiad covered by the BBC News.

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