Behind the scenes
Kelly is a freelance Producer who has worked in television production for over ten years, on entertainment and arts programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. Her credits include The South Bank Show and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, with Melvyn Bragg, through which she worked on a documentary about Ballet Black. She has also worked on programmes about theatre with Nicholas Hytner, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Judy Craymer and Michael Grade. Besides TV, she has worked in film, theatre and radio. Kelly is a dance enthusiast and regularly attends classes – she’s even tried ballet! In 2012 she was a volunteer dancer in the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Contact Kelly to talk about Ballet Black on tour, education and workshops, and any film and TV opportunities for the company and/or individual dancers.
John is the founder and Director of John Cotton Associates, JCAPR www.jcapr.co.uk, an international public relations and marketing services company working in travel, luxury goods/lifestyle and the arts.
John has worked with Ballet Black for over 10 years and is the primary contact for all Press & Public Relations enquiries. This includes questions related to the founder and artistic director, Cassa Pancho MBE, the Ballet Black company as a whole and individual dancer enquiries.
Mary Caws has a leadership track record as Executive Director of Dance Umbrella, The Dukes, Watford Palace Theatre, and Theatre Royal Stratford East. She has also been interim/fixed term ED/CEO at the Young Vic, Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Oldham Coliseum, Tobacco Factory Theatres, and Oxford Playhouse. For Watford she managed a successful £8m capital refurbishment, and during her time at Stratford East secured a major corporate hire during the 2012 Olympics. Mary is now a freelance manager, mentor, coach and consultant and is delighted to be working with Ballet Black on governance and stakeholder management. www.marycaws.co.uk
Dwaynica is a Neuroaesthetician investigating the socio-cognitive effects of performing arts on audiences and performers. She has achieved a BSc Psychology degree at City, University of London, and was a graduate in the first cohort of students on the MSc Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity programme at Goldsmiths, University of London. Working in Audience Research and Development means that Dwaynica assists with Ballet Black’s audience research projects.