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Rosie Heafford - Artistic Director

Rosie Heafford is a performance maker and choreographer, graduating with a BA (HONS) from Laban in 2009 and an MA from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2010. Alongside her work with Second Hand Dance she facilitates, teaches, mentors, choreographs and performs on a range of projects in collaboration with artists and communities.

She is interested in the celebratory aspect of performance. Something that is full of joy. Where dance is reclaimed from awkwardness into a gift; an exchange between viewer and performer. A shared experience of movement.

Claire Summerfield - Executive Producer

Tandem Works: is award winning Independent Producer Claire Summerfield. We support companies/artists developing and presenting performance-based work; from one person shows to site specific multi-disciplinary productions to and international tours.

Each partnership responds to the needs of the artist/company and may include artistic and organisational strategy development, project design, partnership development and mentoring. Our portfolio includes: Mars.tarrab ROLLER (The Barbican), Tom Dale Company (I Infinite, Cabin Fever, Refugees of the Septic Heart, Digitopia), 30 Bird (JUNCTURES, Plastic, Poland 3 Iran 2, Majnoun) and Michael Pinchbeck (The Beginning),

In 2017 Claire secured Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation status for Tom Dale Company. Tandem Works has acted as Executive Producer for Second Hand Dance since 2015.

Claire Cunningham - Assistant Producer

Claire is a freelance producer with a special interest in performance for children and families. Productions include Telling Talesfor East Midlands Children’s Theatre Consortium, with guest choreographers Enrique Cabrera (Aracaladanza, Madrid) and Hélène Blackburn (Cas Public, Montreal); and award-winning Chotto Deshfor Akram Khan Company.

Claire was a movement coach on the feature film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fireand revival choreographer on Broadway for Theatre Rites Mojo. She also performed in Theatre Rites Mischief.Claire has advised on the children’s programme at Sadler’s Wells Theatre London and Moko Dance Consortium. Outside of family work, Claire is Executive Producer for Jose Agudo/Agudo Dance Company.