Behind the scenes
Since graduating from London Studio Centre, Hannah has been fortunate to work on a variety of dance-arts projects. Previously she has worked for Made by Katie Green and IJAD Dance and most recently for Jasmin Vardimon providing administrative support to the producer.
As administrator, Hannah assists with the daily running of Ballet Black, assisting with logistics, planning and project coordination.
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.