David   DAVID BAIRD (Music) was born in Canada and trained there and in Wales mainly on the production staff of the Welsh National Opera and Drama Company, was a co-founder/director of Cardiff Lab Theatre, and Artistic Director of both Doppelganger Theatre and Handspan Theatre Australia. He is a regularly published writer, composer of soundtracks for television and radio and won the Celtic Film Festival for the feature film Trisgel with Paul Turner. David is also a puppet master, has directed workshops for Shared Experience Theatre, written music for London Bubble, Cardboard Citizens and the RSC and directed at Shakespeare's Globe. His many books include Shakespeare at the Globe and the best selling A Thousand Paths series. He is the current Artistic Director of The Cambridge Shakespeare Company.

  SEAN DAMIAN BRUNO (performer / writer) was born and raised in Canada. On emigrating to Ireland he joined the Theatre Studies program at Dublin’s Inchicore College. Upon graduation, Sean went to work with The National Theatre of Ireland (a.k.a. The Abbey Theatre) and with BARRABAS (Ireland), Vígszínház Theatre (The National Theatre of Hungary) and Mladinsko Theatre (The National Theatre of Slovenia). In 2004, Sean moved to London to pursue his Masters Degree in Performance Practices and Research at The Central School of Speech and Drama. Since leaving Central, Sean has had his work featured on BBC RADIO 3’s The Verb as well as working in both writing and performance capacities with theatre nomad, LoCOMMOTION Dance and Sweden’s The Harbour Project.  He debuted his solo spoken word performance TOMIC (divisible) with his own company Clockwork Rocket at the 2008 Prague Fringe Festival and Judas Zero and the Spade of Damocles at the 2010 Camden Fringe.

Luke   LUKE DIXON (Artistic Director) is a director, teacher and academic. As a director he is internationally known for both his innovative productions of Shakespeare and his site-specific performances. Luke's productions for theatre nomad have been seen around the world from the Rocky Mountains to the plains of Siberia and the deserts of Southern Africa. As a teacher he has run workshops and training programmes in Asia, Africa, North and South America, throughout Europe and in the UK. As an academic his doctoral thesis was in the performance of gender and he has published widely on that subject as well as on multi-lingual and multi-cultural performance and the nature of acting. His book, Play Acting a groundbreaking multi-cultural approach to the training of performers, is published by Methuen in UK and by Routledge in New York.

Pia   PIA NORDIN (performer / choreographer) was born in Sweden and arrived to England in 1996 to study at London Contemporary Dance School. She graduated in 1999 and since then she has worked extensively with a wide and varied range of choreographers and dance/theatre/circus troups including sirens crossing, Jane Turner, Darkin Ensemble, seven sisters group, Dora Frankel, Fidget Feet, The Royal Opera, WAG for Channel 4. In 2002 Pia formed TheClassicIndividuals with choreographer Anya Ison which taught and performed both in London and Sweden. During the years Pia has developed a interest in site specific work and have since 2000 worked with sirens crossing both in London and now recent in Canada with their production city:skinned in Vancouver. Recently she has spent much of her time in Sweden working and touring with Crowd Company and taught contemporary technique and contact improvisation for students and professionals.

Jane   JANE TURNER (Choreographer) started taking classes in the traditional dance theatre forms aged 3. After graduating from Middlesex University she danced with the Scala Ballet in Barcelona. Early experimentations in the dance world included teaching in a Rudolph Steiner school in Germany, creating and producing the Community Dance Journal DICE, taking an MA in Performing Arts, and choreographing and dancing with a group at the Brixton Fridge nightclub. She formed TURNING WORLDS dancetheatre co. in 1990 and has created and toured eight full-length works for the company in the UK and Europe. Solo and independent performances include The Living Boneyard with Lisa Cochrane for the Halifax New Dance Festival in Canada and Stoffe I-IV four solo dances to new compositions by Andreas Koeper. Film/tv/video works include Carmen (S4C/BBC2), The James Bond film Goldeneye, and Soho Square (Channel 4/ British Arts Council).Interdisciplinary and site-specific works include Joy of Return (1994) a Barclays New Stages Brighton Festival production; a dance/film installation as part of The Recurring Technicolor Dream event at the ICA (1997), It's a Wonderful Life at Marylebone Station. Since 1999 she has been investigating the science-art interface with scientists, artists and new interactive technologies at the CAMAC centre, France and the ICA London. Her most recent show has been Troop at London's South Bank.


LIZ TURNER (Executive Director) has a wealth of experience with ground breaking community theatre and theatre in education projects including The Deal Theatre Project with Luke Dixon and Paul Dart. She has been Artistic Director of the Astor Theatre Arts Centre, Executive Director of Dealing with Writing with Noel GrŽig and Philip Osment and Education Advisor to both Theatre Royal Margate and Education Otherwise in Kent. She has also worked on national tours with Triumph Productions, Ambassador's Theatre Group and been Project Manager for the International Workshop Festival. She directed Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night for Lost Property Theatre Company. For The Sarah Thorne Theatre she directed A Christmas Carol and wrote designed and directed Murder at Christmas. Her play about the history of British Burlesque, A Glimpse of Stocking is currently on tour with Classified Productions.