Who We Are

Staff

Helen Wilson

Director

Helen is responsible for the artistic and strategic leadership of the company.

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Luke Antysz

Associate Director

Luke has worked with RISE since 2015.  He trained at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place), graduating in 2009, and has worked as a dance artist ever since.

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Sarah Kingswell

Company Manager

Sarah started her career as a stage manager, moving over to arts management after having children.

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Erin Chivers

administrator and Project Co-ordinator

Originally from Bristol, Erin graduated from Middlesex University in 2016 with a degree in Dance Studies.

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Kenzi Ireland

Engagement practitioner

Kenzi is an experienced dance artist, specialising in African dance forms

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Youth Committee

The Committee

ABOUT US

The committee is the voice of RISE Youth and Performance Group.

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Diversity

Our Ambassadors

MOLLY AND LOLA

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Wellbeing

Our Champions

GI, MORAG, ANOUK AND MAYA

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Social Media

Our Reps

ELLEN, HANNAH AND TALLULAH

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Fundraising

Our Heroes

IANTHE, MEABH, KENNEDY AND ALMA

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“To recognise and nurture talent the way Helen does is a very special thing. To recognise and have the generosity of spirit to offer other artists the opportunity to work with such gifted young people is, again, a very special thing. RISE can only ever go forwards”

Sara Mather (Artistic Co- Director, 3rd Stage Dance Company)

Associates

Julia Thorneycroft

Teacher

Julia trained at the Laban Centre and received an MA in Creative Producing from UWE.

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Charlie White

Teacher

Charlie began training in contemporary and jazz styles as a child and continued whilst studying Physics at the University of Bristol.

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Sam Amos

Associate artist

Sam Amos is a choreographer and filmmaker based in Bristol.

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Imogen Sansum

AssociatE

Imogen danced with RISE as a teenager before completing a degree in Dance at Falmouth University.

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Hannah Nelmes

AssociatE

Hannah began her training in contemporary dance at secondary school and joined RISE at the age of 15, first with RISE Youth and later as part of Performance Group.

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Board

Claire Grocott

Biography coming soon.

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Djorn Fervier

D’jorn grew up at his Grandmother’s side surrounded by the Carnival Mas Band that she ran.

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Helen Edwards

Helen is the Senior Producer (Artist Development) for Paraorchestra, an organisation who are reinventing the orchestra for the 21st Century.

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Katy Noakes

Producing performance and projects under the WeStaged moniker, Katy is an independent producer and project manager specialising in dance. 

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Ruby Portus

Ruby is a dancer, choreographer and movement director.

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