Candoco is the sum of many parts. The individuals that make up our Staff and Board are essential to ensure the smooth running of the company.

We might be a small team but we make a big impact. Bringing skills from a variety of industries and backgrounds, the Staff and Board at Candoco is a devoted group of individuals committed to making excellent productions and learning experiences. The team is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our audiences and participants and  providing a safe and comfortable environment in which our dancers and artists can work.



Joanne Lyons

People and Culture Lead

Joanne joined Candoco in 2008. While her responsibilities are ever-evolving with the changing needs of the company over the years, her role remains as it always has been: to help ensure the company as a whole is functioning effectively and happily.

Liz Charman

Head of Finance

Liz has a background in dance and has worked in a variety of roles and companies. For Candoco, she manages all aspects of the company’s financial responsibilities and, together with the Executive team, ensures the financial sustainability of the company.

Georgia Kersh


Georgia joined Candoco in 2018 and as Producer develops Candoco’s programme of work for the main company and the smaller works programme, including touring activity. Georgia previously worked in the Sadler’s Wells Producing and Touring team.

Phil Webb

Production Manager

Phil joined Candoco in 2018 after spending 11 years in teaching. His job is to bring all the technical aspects of the show together, from transporting the set to relighting the work on stage.

Kimberley Harvey

Director of Youth Dance Programme

Kimberley Harvey is a performer, choreographer and teacher. She has been a Candoco Artist since 2010 which has involved working as a teacher and a dancer, such as performing at the London 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony. Kimberley's relationship with Candoco began in 2000 as a founding member of the youth company, formerly known as Cando2.

Angie Goddard

Deputy General Manager

Angie joined the team in early 2020. Her role has developed to include responsibility for Candoco’s Operations and Office Management, as well as providing support for our Comms team & Head of Finance. Contact Angie for general enquiries.

Emily Norris

Access Officer

With a background in music and performance health & wellbeing, Emily is an enthusiastic champion for accessibility in the arts. Fresh off of projects with Access All Areas and Not Your Circus Dog Collective, Emily has joined Candoco to support quality access provisions across the company.


Nelson Abbey

Board Member

Nelson Abbey joined the Board of Trustees in 2018. He is a media executive and writer based in London.

Cressida Day

Board Member

Cressida joined the Board of Candoco in 2015.  She is Managing Director of Artangel, which commissions extraordinary art in unexpected places.

Henrietta Irving

Board Member

Henrietta joined the Candoco board in 2019.  She is also a trustee of the John Laing Pension Fund and a director of Raven Housing Trust.  She is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser.

Shivanti Lowton

Board Member

Shivanti Lowton is an academic at the University of East London and has held various leadership roles in dance education. She is an enthusiastic supporter of community dance and is dedicated to the Widening Participation Agenda for Arts Education in the UK.

Kez Margrie

Board Member

Kez is the Commissioning Editor for 7-12s non-scripted content in the BBC’s Children’s department. She has been committed to working with children and young people through the Arts for over 30 years. She is responsible for some of the BBC’s most successful factual brands for young people including the multi award-winning My Life documentary series and the BAFTA-winning Operation Ouch!

Vicky Malin

Board Member

Vicky Malin is a disabled independent artist based in Brighton. She trained and performed with Candoco from 2008-2013. Vicky creates work, collaborates with other artists and facilitates workshops internationally. She is currently touring the piece Thank You Very Much by Claire Cunningham.

Fern Potter

Board Member

Fern joined Candoco’s Board in 2016. Fern’s expertise is in the area of fundraising and development, having raised millions for various arts organisations, primarily dance over more than 20 years. She was most recently Director of Development for Birmingham Royal Ballet, and continues her passion to share her expertise with others through her freelance training and development work.

Charlotte Waelde

Board Member

Charlotte was appointed as a trustee of Candoco in 2018. She has a legal background, and is currently a professor in the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University. Her work as trustee includes helping the executive office holders think through the approach of Candoco to intellectual property in its relations with third parties.

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