ABOUT / MEET THE TEAM
Sam joined Dance Woking in November 2010 as Executive Producer. She has worked in theatre and dance for over 20 years. Previous roles have included Artistic Director of Swan Dance, Theatre Director of Wycombe Swan, Head of Community and Development for HQ Theatres, and General Manager for Civic Centre Aylesbury. Sam is a Trustee of Aylesbury Community Trust, which she helped to establish. She believes in using dance projects to liberate particularly young people, in terms of their risk taking in a safe and supportive environment and in doing so build confidence in the participants own abilities and how this then impacts in a positive way with the rest of their work and leads to them taking a more positive outlook on life. She has consistently invested in her own personal development and knowledge, contributing to her being an effective leader, networker and partnership builder.
Following many successful years in retail Theresa came to Dance Woking, firstly as a volunteer looking to utilise her creative skills and gain office experience and when the opportunity arose applied for the part time Administrator role. Theresa continues as Administrator on a part time basis splitting her time with us and the Box office at Springs Arts Centre.
Emily joined Dance Woking as Project and Marketing Assistant in September 2017, and is now excited to share the role of Administrator with Theresa. Emily will be coordinating projects, with a focus on marketing. Previously she had volunteered with Dance Woking at many of their events and with administration work. Emily graduated from University of Roehampton in 2016 with a First Class Honours Degree in Dance Studies. Since then she has been working as a freelance dance teacher across Surrey and West London, focusing on dance in schools and community projects. Emily is also a dance teacher for Dance Woking, and had worked with schools for the Young Dance Makers Platform, Boys Only Project and Party in the Park.
COMMUNITY & OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Experienced dance practitioner, Kate has been freelancing in various capacities for Dance Woking since 2012. Previously she had worked in various educational institutions, including course leader BTEC First Diploma Performing Arts, teaching contemporary dance and ballet technique, starting her career teaching years 3-6 culminating in a dance festival; Kate’s choreography and performance includes Secret Wedding Intervention, Dance Film Festival UK as part of Field Festival, Krakow Street Festival directed by Siobhan Dunne, Artsdepot sexond birthday choreographer Stene Nilsen and Chisato Minamimura