Born in Germany, Anja originally started her training in musical theatre in Vienna where she graduated in 2006. During her time there, she performed at various theatres and toured with MOKI, a children´s theatre company throughout Austria, Eastern Europe and … Read More
Darren has a 25 year career with a background that includes considerable arts, community, commercial, education and public sector management and a strong knowledge of programming, producing, audience development, community and social engagement, events management, hospitality, arts education, accommodation, health … Read More
Gemma is a choreographer, performer and dance teacher, based in Oxford. She was awarded a grant to study Musical Theatre at The Urdang Academy in London and continued her education with a full grant, to study contemporary dance and pedagogy … Read More
George has over 14 years experience in Parkour, being one of the early adopters when the sport landed in the UK from France. Seeing the sport as an expression of optimism within an urban landscape, George has travelled the world meeting … Read More
Roosa is a Finnish dancer and choreographer and joined Justice in Motion in 2015, as a dancer, choreographer & dance teacher. her works with us include PLASMA and KAIHO, and she is of our wonderful tutors, leading our in.motion dance … Read More
Monica was born in Spain and is a classically trained flamenco and Spanish dancer. She studies in Valladolid under the acclaimed dancer and choreographer Mariemma, director of the Mariemma Ballet de España. Monica trained for ten years in a range of … Read More
Jon is a member of Oxford band Stornoway, and besides Justice in Motion has recently written music for Oxford Theatre Guild, ElevenOne and Idle Motion. He has also written and worked on sound design for various BBC radio and TV documentary programmes such as “Tumanbay”, “Queen Victoria’s Letters”, “The One Show” and upcoming series “Back in Time For The Weekend”. Jon has worked with us on POVERTY ON THE TABLE, and is now composing the soundtrack for PLASMA and BOUND, as well as our new production CONTAINED. We are very lucky to have him on board, creating the most wonderful soundscapes and soundtracks for our productions.
Quentin is a music composer specialising in films, features and shorts, and media. Born in France, it is in London that he has fulfilled his music studies and where he now lives. He has worked on a wide range of genres whether it was a commemorative video for the United Nations, a high end commercial or a fiction. Recently, he wrote the score for the feature film “Wasp” and for the awarded short fiction “Leaving Stockholm. Quentin has joined Justice in Motion for part 2 of CONTAINED.
Ben has worked with us since the very beginning and created most of our wonderful trailers and videos for the productions. Ben studied theatre at Dartington College of Arts. For several years he led arts projects with young people across Oxfordshire and now makes films with local artists, musicians and organisations. He is interested in how film and sound can ‘perform’ alongside dancers and actors on stage.
Ryan is a fine art graduate specialising in time based media and performance. Recent commissions have included the concept, design and production of music videos for the Finnish Tango band Uusikuu, and Americana bands The August List and The Epstein. Each of these projects has been uniquely created in collaboration with the performing artist and respond directly to the brief using diverse media and techniques that include, stop frame animation, green screen technology, video projection and costume/prop design.
Gareth Cook is a creative copywriter and communications consultant trading as “Just the right words” – He has collaborated with Justice In Motion to provide text for two productions so far, BOUND and POVERTY ON THE TABLE, and worked with Pathways Theatre Company on several productions that featured at the Edinburgh Fringe and Brighton Festivals between 1994 and 1999. Gareth also writes and performs poetry and stand-up comedy material, and comperes a bi-monthly music and spoken word event at The Barns Café in Abingdon.
Marieke is a Marie Curie research fellow at the International Migration Institute (IMI) at the University of Oxford. Her research looks at the links between migration, conflict and change. Her research has taken her to a diversity of research settings on migration around the world, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, DR Congo, Iraq, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tunisia and Vietnam.
As the research director of CONTAINED, Marieke is exploring ways to create dialogue between academic insights, lived experiences and public opinions about migration through performance arts. The insights and personal stories that she collected over the last decade will be the basis of the performance.
The dialogue that is created with the performance will be the input for new research on public opinion on migration. As a certified facilitator (joker) of participatory theatre and an experienced improvisation actor, she will facilitate the discussions.
Joakim has several years of experience working on issues related to forced migration and human rights in Africa, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean. He holds a Masters in International Human Rights law from the University of Oxford and is currently in the process of completing an MA in Writing for Performance & Dramaturgy atGoldsmiths, University of London. His plays have been performed at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) in Zimbabwe and in the Dominican Republic and he is currently collaborating as a writer with Theatre Company Ice & Fire. He has also trained in Forum Theatre with Cardboard Citizens and Mojisola Adebayo and he has developed a Forum Theatre project for internally displaced youth in Colombia with the UN Refugee Agency. He has joined the team of Justice in Motion for CONTAINED.
We are very lucky to have Simon on the team for the set development of BOUND. Simon has many years of experience of working in theatre and design, and ongoing works also with Motionhouse.
Suzanne Burlton is an Oxford-based theatre designer. She trained in costume at RADA before designing and making costumes for numerous companies in Oxford and London, and has recently begun exploring set design. Recent work includes HAIR OF THE MONKEY (short film for Stanley Road Productions), PRODIGY (Stowe School), THREE BEARS (Story Museum) and 30 CHRISTMASES (Old Fire Station). Suzie has worked with Justice in Motion on MARK OF CAIN, POVERTY ON THE TABLE, KAIHO and BOUND
Ophelie is an enthusiastic individual who brings several years of experience working in theatre and has joined the team from early 2015. We are delighted to have her on board for BOUND.
James currently studies Theatre Technology at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His recent credits include Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre, West End) as Sound Deputy, Aaron Carty’s Beyoncé Experience (Troxy) as Lighting Designer & ENCORE: 40th NYMT Anniversary (Adelphi Theatre, West End) as Lighting Programmer. James is also Student Associate Representative to the ABTT Council of Management for 2016.”
Dave Robinson is a lighting designer and operator working in theatre and dance, as well as some music acts and corporate events. He has designed and operated many national tours for Riding Lights Theatre Company including Inheritance, The Narrow Road and Monsieur deCoubertin’s Magnificent Opymlic Feat. He operated the national tour of the musical Luv Esther (2008-2010) and redesigned the lights for the 2013 tour. He also operated the Edinburgh Fringe run of The Prodigals. From 2009 to 2015 he designed the annual Nancy Goudie’s Spiritual Health Weekends, including the evening entertainment of songs from Broadway and the West End.
Dave has recently joined us at Justice in Motion and will be operating BOUND as we take it on tour in 2016.
As an emerging dance dramaturg, Miranda has worked with Justice in Motion on Poverty on the Table and Bound. She has also worked with Paulette Mae, Joelle Pappas, Noelia Tajes, Ana Barbour, and Cecilia Macfarlane. She has recently chaired two performance platforms as a dramaturg, Oxford Dance Forum’s Dance Scratch and Junction Dance’s JUMP in Reading. Over the past year she has received support from South East Dance, with a Flourish award for mentoring sessions with dance dramaturg Chris Fogg, a place on the TEST workshop for artists and emerging dramaturgs, and through Collaborate, to work with Anja Meinhardt with the support of South East Dance dramaturg-in-residence Lou Cope. She was also part of the working group for the Dramaturgy at Work London workshop.
Miranda supplements her work as a dramaturg with a freelance arts consultancy role, working with companies and artists to facilitate business growth and artistic development. She is also the Arts Development Officer for South Oxfordshire District Council, based at Cornerstone arts centre in Didcot.
Tom worked with us on MARK OF CAIN and has contributed to the success of the production through visually stunning projection and animation. Tom is a filmmaker and animator based in Oxford. He began his career devising at the Pegasus adult drama group and improvising with the Oxford Imps, and via an interlude in Tokyo now spends his days staring at screens for Oxford University.
Flannery worked with us on MARK OFCAIN and created a wonderful soundtrack for the production, before heading to the States to take up her MA in composition. Flannery is an Irish-American composer interested in voices, implementations of text in instrumental music, and the physicality of performance. She has recently worked on music for theatre at The North Wall and Museum of Oxford, performed at the International Computer Music Conference in Athens, and her music will appear in the upcoming channel 4 program The Autistic Gardener.
May was born in Switzerland and her journey has taken her through various parts of Asia as well as the UK. With a history in spoken word and poetry, she is currently immersed in her first novel. Her interest in theatre has brought her to work with the company and branch out into script writing as well. May has written our script for MARK OF CAIN, based on interviews with survivors of rape.
Fiona has 30 years of experience as a performer working with companies including Birmingham Rep, Liverpool Playhouse, Chester Gateway Theatre, and Contact Theatre. She trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and in Meisner Technique with the Impulse Company, with whom she is an associate artist.
She is also an associate artist with Tangled Feet Theatre Company devising and performing in numerous site-specific productions. Fiona is also a member of Foreign Affairs, a Meisner- based ensemble producing international theatre. Her most recent work, with immersive theatre company Dante Or Die in ‘Take On Me, involved swimming and acting!
Judith recently graduated from the Musical Theatre Course at The Royal Academy of Music. She previously trained at the City of Vienna Conservatoire.
Credits whilst at RAM include Eliza Doolittle in ‘My Fair Lady’, Rosaline in ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’, Kate Mullins in ‘Titanic’, Sarah in ‘Company’ and Anna in ‘Rags’
Judith is thrilled to be making her professional UK theatre debut in ‘Contained’
Peter graduated from the Oxford School of Drama in 2014 and has since worked consistently on stage and extensively in immersive and site specific theatre. His recent credits include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (London Theatre Workshop), Will in How to Find Us (Soho Theatre) and Tom in How We Think We Think, a solo show developed in collaboration with Heart to Heart Theatre.
Remco is an actor, storyteller, trainer and coach. As an actor he has performed in plays for adults, youth and children all over The Netherlands. Improvisational theatre has since long been his passion With a toolbox filled with improv skills, he goes in to work environments and communities to develop personal and social skills. Remco set up Whiskey for Breakfast, an Oxford based improv troupe that he directs. And if you want to hear him tell a story, you might find him in places like the Story Museum.
Remco is involved with Justice in Motion for the CONTAINED Project in which he participates as an actor, story teller and creative learning expert.
Emma trained in contemporary dance at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK but has mainly worked in physical theatre, devising and text based work. She is interested in most types of theatre but especially in ensemble, comedy, and character work. Emma has extensive experience working as a teacher, director and movement director with many different groups, from children to the elderly and from community groups to professional companies. She recently graduated from RCSSD with an MA in Movement Direction and Teaching. As well as working with Justice in Motion, Emma is currently movement directing at the Oxford Playhouse and directing a short film with Film Oxford ‘Shadowlight artists’.
Dani is a physical performer with many years experience working within a wide range of venues, both traditional and non-conventional. He trained at Carampa Circus school in Madrid and Estudis de Teatre Lecoq based physical theatre school in Barcelona. Past performance work has involved physical theatre, street performance and circus. Companies he has collaborate with include Gandini Juggling, Tierra Theatre, Panta Rei, Oily Cart among others.
Luke Chadwick-Jones is an East 15 Acting School Physical Theatre graduate. He has been training as a gymnast and trampolinist for over a decade and competed from an early age becoming a regional, zonal and national champion trampolinist on several occasions. Luke has toured internationally with the Kangaroos Gymnastics Display team for over 12 years. His diverse skill set includes Movement, Circus, Aerial, Stage Combat, Puppetry, Mime, Clowning, Mask and Dance. Luke has also performed at arenas such as Wembley Stadium and made a number of television appearances. Recently he has been in a production of ‘Alice’ with Creation Theatre, also takes part in commercial shoots and runs a number of workshops around the UK. Luke has recently joined Justice in Motion for the redevelopment of BOUND.
Alexander Luttley, graduate of Rose Bruford College and RESAD Madrid, is a physical actor and performance artist that has been exploring various performance platforms from which to share work with social messages (Southwark Playhouse, Sadlers Wells, The Vaults, Madame Jojo’s). A mime, a musician, a writer and illustrator, Alexander is most well known for his work as Pi the Mime in questioning social labeling and in the wonderful These Trees Are Made Of Blood, a piece about the disappeared in Argentina. He was involved in POVERTY ON THE TABLE with Justice in Motion. As he develops as an artist, he looks to return abroad and share his work internationally.
Daisy Morris studied Physical Theatre and trained at East 15 Acting School. She has toured Paris as a clown, performed at festivals as an aerial circus act and puppeteer and was part of the string of monologues at Theatre 503 for their New Writers project. She co-formed her own theatre company Up’t Kreek 2010 who specialise in clown, physical theatre and creating obscure worlds. Daisy worked with us on POVERTY ON THE TABLE.
Josh is a physical theatre performer from Oxford and after graduating from the University of Essex with a degree in Drama, trained in physical theatre at Royal Holloway. Since training he has worked with companies such as Wild Works, The Wrestling School (directed by Howard Barker), Bobby Baker and of course Justice in Motion. Training and workshops include Jasmin Vardimon, Complicite and Frantic Assembly.
Josh is actively involved in theatre education, working locally in schools and at extra-curricular workshops most notably through Creation Theatre Company in Oxford. Other performance work includes playing Bass Guitar and Double Bass in Alphabet Backwards, who tour internationally and play at major UK music festivals each summer. Josh joined us for POVERTY ON THE TABLE.
Tanner studied theatre performance at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. He went on to work professionally in theatre, musical theatre and improvisation in New York and Los Angeles for 10 years before moving to Oxford. He has taught improvisational theatre internationally at schools such as Phillips Academy Andover, Charterhouse School, and Princeton University as well as dozens f workshops and directing the Oxford Imps in 2013.
Tanner has a passion for immersive, physical promenade, and musical theatre and works as an actor, writer, director and producer.
His involvement with Justice in Motion was for the production MARK OF CAIN and he has for several months doubled in the role of producer for the company, seeing it step up into the next season.
Matt trained in physical theatre, dance and acrobatics at Circomedia – Bristol’s academy of Contemporary Circus and more recently graduated form The Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He has toured the UK and further afield with shows in a number of genres including sketch comedy, stand up, storytelling, dance and circus. He likes laughing, moving and stories (in that order) and any combination of the three. Matt worked with us in the inaugural production of BOUND 2013.
He has worked with Olivier-Award winning choreographer Javier de Frutos (Game Of Thrones, London Road), Jo Fong (DV8, Rambert), Ellen Havard (National Theatre, Propeller Theatre), Jean-Paul Zaccarini (DV8), and Circomedia founder Bim Mason. Matt’s fusion of playful performance and physicality has seen him tour nationally, working alongside groups as diverse as the Durham Revue & Cambridge Footlights to Glastonbury Festival.
Monica was born in Spain and is a classically trained flamenco and Spanish dancer. She studies in Valladolid under the acclaimed dancer and choreographer Mariemma, director of the Mariemma Ballet de España.
She trained for ten years in a range of styles, from escuela bolera, jotas, sevillanas, to flamenco. Monica came to Oxford to pursue her University studies and joined the Oxford Contemporary Dance School in 1998, and Biserk Dance Company in 2003. Now married with 4 children, she is still performing regularly and is enjoying dancing with in.motion dance, while teaching some of our regular classes with élan and enthusiasm.
Irini has been a regular attendee in our weekly classes and joined in.motion dance for the development of PLASMA in June 2016.
Caroline has been a regular attendee in our weekly classes and joined in.motion dance for the development of PLASMA in June 2016.
Lisa was born in Oxford and started dancing as a young child with The Vera Legge School of Dance. Her passion for dance and theatre grew from performing in various shows at The New Theatre, Oxford, including Aladdin, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Joseph and Wind in the Willows. For many years, she choreographed & assisted with production of the Oxford Gang Show, an annual Scout & Guide show. Lisa enjoyed dancing with Oxford Contemporary Dance School for over 10 years and is pleased to be able to continue to dance and perform with in.motion alongside being a Mum and a Teaching Assistant.
Board & Advisors
Gavin is an independent accountant and gives us advise on financial questions and general enquiries of Justice in Motion.
Max trained as a solicitor in Oxford at one of the UK’s premier IP and IT firms, Manches LLP, and continued in the their IP, IT and Commercial Team after Manches’ merger with Penningtons LLP in 2014. His full CV is available via his LinkedIn profile here.
In 2016, Max decided to found Windich Legal to continue advising on legal issues outside the traditional law firm model and to free him to pursue other entrepreneurial and personal interests.
He advises on commercial contracts and IP matters in a range of industry sectors but is particularly well-established in IT and digital.