Jayne graduated from Anniesland College (2004) as a Community Dance Artist (HND) and has since worked in community development, full-time freelance dance artist and project co-ordinating. She has worked with people of all ages and abilities in a variety of settings and in collaboration with other artists; mostly working with children in early years and in primary schools delivering creative dance projects. She was the lead facilitator for Dance House Boogie Babies project (2008-2011) and from that experience created her own system of early years dance called Spinning Tots. She has delivered and supported development of Micro Movers at Beacon Arts in Greenock, Boogie Beats in South Lanarkshire and has delivered Continuing Professional Development with Glasgow Life and Starcatchers.
Ellie Griffiths is a theatre artist who specialises in working with the very young, and young people with additional support needs. She uses a sensory-based approach, combining elements of drama, puppetry and visual theatre. She has over ten years experience delivering theatre and creative play performances and workshops in nurseries, schools and community groups.
Solen Photography was born around 4 years ago specialising in natural, relaxed event and wedding photography. Shooting in an unobtrusive relaxed way, Solen aims to create a narrative of wonderful little moments, of tangible memories; something to keep safe.
Sacha is an award winning director creating work for both children and adults. She has led and developed creative projects for children such as ‘The Play Cafe’ and ‘Expecting Something’ as well as working as a Starcatchers artist in residence and Imaginate associate artist.
Rosie is a visual artist who frequently finds herself collaborating with theatre practitioners whose skills complement her practice very well and extend her range. Their approach is gregarious, group orientated and celebratory, complimenting Rosie’s – introverted, intimate, and operating under the radar. Rosie created and performed Archeology in 2009 as well as devised an exhibition for the Starcatchers’ Symposium Exhibition at Macrobert in 2011, as well as creating ‘Dreamstart’, an interactive installation at Starcatchers’ Creative Revolution in 2015.
Nik is a musician, composer and sound designer. He has created work as collaborator and as lead artist with various theatre and dance companies including TAG Citizen’s Theatre, Vision Mechanics, LaNua, Jabuti Theatre, Articulate Animal and Ailie Cohen Puppets. From 2012 – 2014 Nik was artist in residence with Starcatchers, during which time he created the interactive sound installation Sonic Playground and the theatre piece Too Many Cooks. Nik is an Associate Artist with Platform Theatre and was recently nominated for a CATS Award for his sound design work on Drift from Vision Mechanics & Nordland Visual Theatre.
Jen is a theatre artist whose work consists of making theatre and creative experiences with and for people of all ages. She is a facilitator, deviser and performer, with her work heavily rooted in collaboration. Her previous work has been with companies such as the National Theatre of Scotland where she was an Emerging Artist and worked on projects such as Flit, Assistant Director; The Carnival of Unfortunate Stories, Assistant Director; and Walls, (created and performed in Alexandria, Egypt) Movement Director. She has also worked extensively with the Tron Theatre, the Citizens Theatre, A Moments Peace Theatre Company, and Visible Fictions. Jen is also an Associate Artist with Platform, where she led a season of their Play Cafe.
Vanessa Rigg is a theatre practitioner, performer, director and arts development officer. She is currently working as part of the Creative Learning team with Renfrewshire Leisure, specialising in cultural experiences for early years. She has performed and toured extensively in the UK and Europe with Footsbarn Theatre and Teatro ao Largo. She also has an early years theatre, music and dance performance on tour called ‘Swoosh’.
Heather Fulton is a theatre director, drama facilitator and Co-Artistic Director of award-winning children’s theatre company Frozen Charlotte. Heather began her professional career as Trainee Director with Imaginate (producers of the Scottish International Childrens’ Theatre Festival) and Catherine Wheels Theatre Company. Since then she has gone on to work with Visible Fictions Theatre Company, The Lyceum, macrobert arts, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Dundee Rep and The National Theatre of Scotland. Heather led the creation of Peep and then continued to work with Starcatchers directing The Attic and collaborating with subsequent artists on their projects.
Rachel is a researcher and creative artist working predominantly in the field of music education and psychology. She specialises in music education for early years and for children with additional support needs. Rachel has devised and delivered a number of creative projects for national arts organisations such as Scottish Opera, Children’s Classic Concerts, and Starcatchers