|Who's who in Gymnast|
|Sara Giddens (Co-director)|
Sara is a choreographer. She works as a teacher, lecturer, facilitator, researcher, and project manager. Using interdisciplinary approaches and working independently and collaboratively with other artists and educators particularly dancers, writers, sonic artists, gardeners, architects, video/new media makers, teachers, heads and creative organizations, her extensive national and international work seeks to challenge both the boundaries of conventional dance and performance and how those works can be documented and disseminated.|
Since 2002 Sara has been a creative agent with Creative Partnerships Nottingham developing in particular Creative Spaces and Spaces for Creativity. Sara has also recently been working as a consultant with Creative Partnerships Derby facilitating and supporting action research projects with schools and RFOs. She also mentored three partnerships in the recent CARA awards (Creativity Action Research Awards). Most recently Sara has been developing work in her local area through Junction Arts and CP (BAM).
In 2005, Sara was awarded a research bursary from Articulating Dance, The Choreographic Lab at the University of Northampton and has been co-mentoring as part of the REFLECT programme run by The Sage, Gateshead.
|Simon Jones (co-director)|
|Simon is a writer and scholar. He has written plays and texts for a number of companies since the 1980s and founded Bodies in Flight in 1990, which has to date produced 14 works and numerous documents of performance. He has taught theatre studies at Lancaster University, and is currently a reader in performance at the University of Bristol. He has been a visiting scholar at Amsterdam University (2001), a visiting artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2002), and worked with Spell#7 Performance (Singapore) in a revival of his performance text Beautiful Losers (1994/2003). He has published in Contemporary Theatre Review, Entropy Magazine, Liveartmagazine, Performance Research, Shattered Anatomies (ed. Heathfield & Quick), and most recently in The Cambridge History of British Theatre.|
|Tony Judge (video artist)|
|Tony is a film-maker, web-designer and producer with more than 25 years' experience. He has developed bespoke practices using new technologies that engage a wide range of clients across arts, education and corporate contexts: e.g. Halle Orchestra and TMC in a regeneration project with the community of Clowne, Arts Explorers' Project with hard-to-reach families in Derbyshire with DCC and CCE.|
|Jen Bell (composer)|
|Jen is a composer of choral works for many theatre productions and community events, and director of The Dearheart Vocal Ensemble, The Night Bus Choir Project and The Star and Dove Choir (Bristol).|