We are extremely fortunate to have an Artistic Board who have such a wide depth of knowledge, skills and experience that they are able to bring to the creative side of Implexa Dance Company. Please read below for an introduction to each of them, and some of achievements and experiences within their educational and professional endeavours.
Paul Jackson Paul Jackson trained in both music and dance and has worked in both subjects internationally. He is a past Chair of the Standing Conference for Dance in Higher Education, the umbrella organisation for British university dance departments. From 1997-2002 he was head of music at Northumbria University where he also founded both dance degrees having worked previously at; the Arts Educational Schools, Islington Arts Factory, Central School of Ballet and at Walter Nicks’s school the CFPD in Poitiers, France. In the 80s he was a member of the education teams of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Extemporary Dance Theatre and Rambert Dance Company. He has written extensively on dance and music and in 1997 was awarded the Chris de Marigny Dance Writers Award. He is the biographer of two of the leading figures in 20th century art; Oscar winning Composer Sir Malcolm Arnold and the ‘father’ of contemporary dance in Britain Robert Cohan. His Arnold biography formed the basis for Tony Palmer’s film commissioned by The South Bank Show; Towards the unknown region: Sir Malcolm Arnold a story of survival. He has recently completed an article for the Society of Dance Research entitled Dorothy Madden 1912-2009: An American revolutionary. He is currently working on a bibliography of 20th century British dance music.
Debbie Lee-Anthony A dance practitioner with 35 years experience, Debbie has worked in a broad range of professional, education and community contexts, managing and directing projects with youth and community groups nationwide. Collaborating with artists and academics, her choreography and performance work has taken her further afield to Scotland, USA, Holland, Portugal and Malta, where she has led summer schools and undertaken choreographic commissions. After completing her training at the London Contemporary Dance School in 1982, Debbie worked as an independent dancer and free-lance teacher for many years. She performed in a number of project-based works whilst an Associate Lecturer at the Laban Centre (now Trinity Laban). In 2006, under the auspices of her company Soma/Numa and UKFD, Debbie performed in and curated 'Body of Experience' an evening of multi-cultural solo dance works performed by mature artists which toured Nationally. Debbie is Artistic Director for D@win, Winchester University’s student dance company, which tours to schools and colleges in Hampshire. Debbie’s performance work has been presented in many venues in the region including The Point in Eastleigh, Salisbury Arts Centre, Winchester's Chesil Theatre and Theatre Royal. Debbie received the University of Winchester 'Senate Learning & Teaching Award 2014' in recognition of excellence in teaching and her engagement with the local and wider dance community. Debbie is a founder member of the Management Committee of the Research Centre for Arts and Well-being at the University, her work focusing on dance and arts practice as well-being and the impact/engagement with older people within community groups.
Caroline Hotchkiss Caroline trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and the London Contemporary Dance School at The Place where she went on to work with Richard Alston Dance Company in 2001. Later Caroline worked with Jan De Schynkel’s Bark Dance Productions and Silesian Dance Theatre before joining the Mark Bruce Company in 2007. With Mark Caroline worked as a performer and assistant choreographer on a number of projects including ‘The Bacchae’ at Royal Exchange Theatre and ‘Skellig’ the Opera at The Sage Gateshead. Amongst others Caroline has worked in Europe with Itzik Galili, Lea Anderson, Fleur Darkin, Jeremy James, performed as Vixen double in Glyndebourne's Cunning Little vixen under choreographer Maxine Doyle. Caroline has extensive experience in Creative Education for Primary schools working closely with The Princes Foundation for Children in the Arts, Creative Partnerships and is Education Manager for Artis Education. She was delighted to join the Blue Apple Theatre as Choreographer in September 2014.