East London Dance has a small, committed and dynamic staff team.
Jane Hackett is covering the maternity leave of East London Dance Director Polly Risbridger.
We also host work placements and internships regularly
We have a strong and experienced Board of Trustees:
Moira Sinclair (Chair)
Moira is Director of Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Previously she was Executive Director for London and South East at Arts Council England and is currently Vice Chair of Look Ahead Care and Support.
Graham is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. He advises institutional investors with regard to equity investments, and specialises in the Asia-Pacific region, where he lived for 8 years during the 1990s.
Jairaj is a finance, property and private equity specialist, and he is the Founding Partner of Bruton Capital LLP working in both the UK and EU.
Georgina is a dance theatre producer working primarily for ZooNation Dance Company. She is also Creative Director for MOVE IT dance exhibition and is currently developing a number of independent dance theatre and circus projects. She lives in Walthamstow.
Fionnuala heads strategy and investment for alternative asset classes for a family office led boutique, in addition to working as an independent consultant with companies on business strategy, organisational growth and funding. She brings over 20 years experience of corporate advisory, restructuring and financing to companies she works with, with previous senior roles spanning larger corporates and start-up environments. In addition to ELD, she is also a governor of the Southbank Centre and was previously a Trustee of Tomorrow’s Warriors.
Laura is a Senior Dance Artist and Interim Artist Director of Stopgap Dance Company. As well as performing globally, she was a Dance Captain for the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony, and choreographed the 2016 Heritage Flame Ceremony. She has extensive teaching experience and a growing range of advocacy and consultancy work within the field of disability dance.
Farah is a policy, public affairs, campaigning and communications specialist. She is a Councillor in Newham and is also Director of Policy and Campaigns at Bond UK.
Nikhil is the Cofounder of online radio platform Mixcloud. As a resident of east London and long standing member of the startup community, he brings expertise in entrepreneurship, creative technology and digital content.
Sara-Ellen is a hugely experienced producer and project manager and is currently Head of Events for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Prior to this she led the volunteer cast department for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Paul is a communications professional currently heading up the PR for digital film, music and video games at Amazon.co.uk. Paul most recently led the communications for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies, the Cultural Olympiad and associated the education programme.
We also work with a vast range of artists, practitioners and consultants – get to know some of them here.