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.
Staff & Board
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.
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.
Kat is a PhD researcher at C-DaRE, partnered with Candoco Dance Company to look at the role of an understudy in inclusive dance. Funded by M4C.
Nelson Abbey joined the Board of Trustees in 2018. He is a media executive and writer based in London.
Sarah is a writer, educator, and artist/filmmaker. After a traumatic brain injury, she learnt to walk and eventually dance again by listening to the sound of her feet.
Stefania Di Paolo
Stefania is a PhD research scholar in Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, a disability activist and a cultural curator.
Laura is based in Leeds. She has a dance background and toured with VERVE in 2021.
David is an award winning artist based in London. He trained with Candoco, and following a master’s degree at Goldsmiths, London he joined Candoco as a dancer from 2001-2004.
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.
Vicky Malin is a disabled independent artist based in Brighton. She trained and performed with Candoco from 2008-2013.
Stuart Waters (MA)
Stuart is an intersectional artist. His practice organically brings his lived experience as a queer, neurodivergent human with mental health access to his approaches within the dance sector.
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.