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BRYONY WILLIAMS
Founder/Director of SpiralArts

Dance/Movement Teacher, Choreographer, Performer. Instructor in Seishin KitaidoShiatsu Practitioner and Teacher (MRSS)In depth training in contemporary dance, martial art and allied disciplines.Teaching, performing and choreographic experience spanning 25 years here and in France, Belgium and Israel. (Guildhall School of Music and Drama; European School of Oriental Therapy and Movement and others).Committed and passionate about her work, brings new vision, perspective and an organic approach to Dance Theatre. Inspires and stimulates creativity in others. Has grounded and integrated principles of movement from many sources and is good at integrating diverse art forms and instilling a sense of community.


ELIZABETH BLAKE
Associate Director of SpiralArts

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Performer, ActressTrained at the London Contemporary Dance School and Guildford School of Acting. Wide choreographic and performing experience including work with The Kings Head Theatre, Torchlight Theatre Company and SpiralArts. Good at integrating detailed choreography into theatre productions and making dance accessible to many with imaginative imagery and sound technique.


DAVID HOME
Associate Director of SpiralArts

David Home, MRSS(T), LicAc MBAcC - Head instructor of Shiatsu has been teaching since 1987. He is also qualified in Western Intuitive Massage and acupuncture. He is a member of the register of teachers with the Shiatsu Society of the U.K. MRSS(T) and also a teacher trainer. In 1997 he became amember of the assessment committee for the Society and an assessmentco-ordinator and examination writer. He has also taught privately, in Adult Education and abroad and has clinics in Ealing and central London as well as giving home visits.


PAST COLLABORATORS

TIMOTHY TAYLOR
Associate Director of SpiralArts

Tim Taylor studied performing arts at Middlesex University and contemporary dance and choreography at London Contemporary Dance School. During the late 80s and throughout the 90s he worked consistently as a dancer, choreographer and performance artist, appearing in productions created by dance makers such as Martha Clarke, Ian Spink, Bill T Jones, Sian Williams and Matthew Hawkins and by theatre directors such as Lucy Bailey, David Pountney, David Ultz and Sir Peter Hall. His choreographic work has included commercial work, contemporary dance, video work and musical staging for fringe theatre and touring opera. Since 2000, he has been working primarily as a teacher, having gained a PGCE in Adult and Community Education and has a particular interest in exploring creative links between the performing arts and learning around literacy. Tim is excited to be working with Spiral Arts, as the wide range of creative activities with which the organisation is engaged offers very good opportunities for professional development.

ESTHER EAGLES
Associate Director of SpiralArts

Performer, singer, teacher (piano, singing, music). Currently qualifying as a shiatsu therapist, interested in connecting arforms (music, dance, painting), nutrition and breathwork.

MICHAEL ORMISTON
Associate of SpiralArts

Michael Ormiston has been composing, performing and writing about music over the past 15 years. He is a multi-instrumentalist and is currently involved in a number of activities. These are as composer, solo performer, theatre musician, session musician, member of Mysterious Tremendum, Praying For The rain, Hyperyak music groups, strata performance group, radio programme researcher, writer and presenter, traditional music reviewer, workshop leader, teacher and researcher in Mongolian music. Michael also specialises in Mongolian Khöömii (overtone) singing, being one of the only non-Mongolians able to sing Khöömii. recently, Michael was commissioned to co-compose with Keith Waithe the theme tune and incidental music for Benedict Allen's BBC2 series "The Last of the Medicine Men." Read more here.


RICHARD GOOD

Actor, Kitaido Leader, Shiatsu Practitioner, MA Hons in English and Psychology.Trained at The Drama Studio in London, The European School of Oriental Therapy and Movement and with Native American 'medicine' Teachers. He has numerous stage, TV and film credits including The Waterfront Beat and the film The Innocent, and his work with SpiralArts. Experienced, professional and spontaneous, he brings great depth, sensitivity and honesty to his work. An intuitive performer, inspired and inspiring with a good sense of comedy. He has a profound respect for nature and is well versed in shamanic practices and rituals.

JILL GREENACRE

Actress, Singer, Mover, Yoga Teacher, Shiatsu Practitioner, BA Hons in English and Drama. Trained at The Drama Studio in London. Wide experience and consistent work in theatre and television including Lady Anne in Richard III, Louise Maske in Bloomers and Linda in Brittas Empire. She practices Seishin Kitaido and follows daily disciplines in yoga and meditation and is an experienced horse rider.A disciplined and professional performer, she is sensitive and totally committed to her work. She brings clarity and great insight to characterisation, text and poetry. Her enthusiasm is infectious.

For SpiralArts Dance Theatre Company - Narrator/Odysseus in The Odyssey, Poet/Fisherman in Arabian Nights, King Arthur in King Arthur. Assorted other work for the Wycombe Theatre Company, Box Clever Theatre Company and on television.