COMPANY & ARTISTS


JEN MALARKEY

Jen is from South London and trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Dartington College of Arts and The BRIT School. She is a director, movement director and practioner of movement in its broadest forms. She creates choreography for theatre, coaches actors and teaches actor movement in drama schools across the UK.

Jen recently collaborated with Paul Burns (Head of Dance, Creative Scotland), The Royal Court and The Place to deliver artist development for writers and choreographers to come together to explore the meeting points between their worlds for the first time.  

Jen’s committment to education and training as led to her contributing to training programmes at Mountview, Italia Conti, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Identity Drama School, British American Drama Academy, Theatre Arts London/University of Conneticut, Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and Middlesex University. She has worked with Opera Singers at Royal College of Music, supporting their performances and she has led youth dance projects for disabled and non-disabled children. Jen is interested in the crossover of acting and dance trainings, and has worked on many projects where she builds performance technique that works across these disciplines.

LEE MATTINSON

Lee is an award-winning playwright and his most recent play ‘Hares’ was shortlisted for The Bruntwood Prize 2019.     
His theatre work includes ‘The Season Ticket’ (Pilot Theatre/Northern Stage), ‘Crocodiles’ (Royal Exchange), ‘Snap’ (Young Vic), ‘Gary Lineker is Gay’ (Paines Plough) and 'Chalet Lines' (Bush Theatre). He has written extensively for radio, storylined for the cobbles of ‘Coronation Street’ and is currently under commission by Northern Stage, Theatre by the Lake, Live Theatre and Elevator Productions/BFI.
www.leemattinson.com

CARL HARRISON
Originally from up north, Carl moved down to London to study at London Contemporary Dance School where he gained a first class honours degree and won the DeutscheBank Pyramid Award for Contemporary Dance.  As a dancer and an actor, he is currently working with Protein Dance Company, Broken Talkers Theatre and Encounter Productions. His previous credits include PunchDrunk Theatre Company, HeadSpace Dance, Junk Ensemble, Aletta Collins, PonyDance Theatre, Impermanence Dance Theatre, Maresa Von Stockert, State of Emergency, as well as a number of operas, music videos and short films.


NICK BLAKELEY
Nick trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Bristol University. Theatre credits include: A Woman Killed with Kindness, 13 and Damned By Despair (National Theatre); The Sunshine Boys (Savoy Theatre); Hapgood (Hampstead Theatre); The Claim (Shoreditch Town Hall); Brideshead Revisited (York Theatre Royal/ETT); I Heart Catherine Pistachio (Soho Theatre); The Last of the De Mullins (Jermyn St Theatre); Hard Feelings(Finborough Theatre); 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic). Film/Television credits include: Summer of Rockets (BBC); Theresa Vs Boris (BBC); Belgravia (ITV); Eyes and Prize (Brod Films) and Goodbye, Christopher Robin (Fox Searchlight).


TEMITOPE AJOSE-CUTTING
Bonnie Bird Choreography Award winner (2005) Temitope Ajose Cutting has created and staged works for venues such as Royal Opera House and ROH2. She has been commissioned by The Place Prize Bloomberg, and exciting dance producer Eckhard Thiemann at Woking Dance. Her works have been performed at DanceXchange, RichMix, Dance base in Edinburgh, Swindon Dance and the Soho Joyce (New York).

As a dancer Temitope has worked with Punchdrunk, director Carrie Cracknell at The Gate Theatre and very recently at The National, director Amy Hodge, Theo Clinkard and Protein Dance Company, Darcy Wallace at the V&A, Lea Anderson, Joe Moran, Sue Maclaine and Seke Chimutengwende. In addition to this she has been part of the performance team restaging Joan Jonas retrospective at the Tate Modern, working with choreographer and curator Nefeli Skarmea for artist Megan Rooney at the Serpentine Pavilion and now working closely with Megan Rooney for her solo show at Kunsthalle and most recently the Lyon Bianale.


JANET ETUK
Janet Etuk trained on the Acting and Contemporary Theatre course at East 15. Recent Theatre credits include: Reasons To Stay Alive (ETT/Sheffield Theatres) TAO of Glass (Royal Exchange Theatre for MIF Festival/Heath Ledger Theatre for Perth Festival); Dinomania (New Diorama); Love (National Theatre, Birmingham Rep and UK Tour); Gastronomic (Norwich Theatre Royal); Satyagraha (English National Opera) The Scar Test (Soho Theatre) A Cracked Plaster Sky (Omnibus Theatre) The Love I Feel Is Red (Tobacco Factory) and Beyond Caring (National Theatre and Birmingham Rep). Her writing credits include: Mkpa Mbiet (Dead Grass) Workshops at; (Southwark Playhouse, Arcola and Oval theatre) and The Coconut Series snippets (Alchemist’s Writers On Hold, online project). Her Film Credits include BBC’s Love, Mute Film series: Date (Short), The Souvenir and Expecting. Janet’s directing credits include: Blue Beneath My Skin (Bunker Theatre) One For Sorrow (Co-direction for Blue Elephant Theatre) Unstable Table’s Diary Entries (Co-direction for Notting Hill Gate Cinema) and Catnip (Co-direction for Arts Theatre London).


ANDREW GARDINER
Having trained and received BA (hons) in both Theatre and Dance, and a PGDip from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, with distinction. I perform as a dance artist and actor. I have worked renowned choreographers and UK based Dance and Theatre companies such as Ben Wrights bgroup, Luca Silvestrini's Protein Dance, Curious Seed, ZoieLogic, Riccardo Buscarini, Jamie Fletcher Company, James Wilton, Casson and Friends, Smallpetitklein, Shaper Caper, Encounter, LaBanda, Steven Hogget for How to train your Dragon 2 and Simon McBurneys The Rakes Progress (Igor Stravinsky) in collaboration with Festival Aix and The DNO. I have taught for Youth companies, adult classes, Professional class and undergraduate dance courses within Scottish Dance Theatre, National Dance Company Wales Young Associates, Smallpetitklein, KNT danceworks, The Space Dundee, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Ignite Scotland, GDA, ZoieLogic and Plymouth Conservatoire amongst others.

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