Simone completed an MA in Performance making at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2011, and is a founder member of 11:18. She originally trained at The London School of Contemporary Dance, and worked as a professional dancer and actor in West End Theatre and Television for many years. Most recently she has choreographed and devised a number of community and Youth Theatre Projects, and has lectured for E15 and Guildford School of Speech and Drama, among others. She is interested in creating theatre that actively engages audiences and takes place in site-responsive environments. She is also passionate about working within and for local communities and seeks to develop work that inspires creativity and raises questions about the space and society in which we live. She is a qualified Lecturer and Teacher who dislikes labels and who describes herself as a multi-disciplinary practitioner.
Charlotte graduated from an MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths College in 2011. Prior to that she was a co-director, devisor and producer for Buffalo Cut theatre, as well as a freelance educator, assistant producer and performer. With Buffalo Cut she won funding to take The News From Nowhere to Nowhere Festival in Spain. She has worked at Battersea Arts Centre, Nottingham Playhouse and with Dancing Brick Theatre, Subject to_change and The Molino Group. Charlotte has also performed at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast and at the ADC in Cambridge and has directed new writing at the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena, her hometown. She studied language and literature as an undergrad and spent a year studying dance and film at the Instituto superior de arte in Havana, Cuba. She lives in Nottingham and is the Lead Producer for spoken word collective Mouthy Poets and is also the Northern Ireland Schools Coordinator for the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative.
Vala is a director, actor and a teacher working in Reykjavik and London. She is one of the founders/directors at 11:18. Additionally, she is the co-founder and a director at Vinnslan (Iceland) a production company that creates and produces films and mixed-media theatre. Her most recent piece Strengir (Strings) that she directed, received great reviews from several of art and theatre critics in Iceland. Vala is currently based in Reykjavik but lived in London for 8 years where she worked continuously as an associate artist/actor at Bottlefed, Tangled Feet and Footprint Project (U.K.). All awards winning companies.
Vala holds her degrees in directing and performing from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Goldsmiths, University of London.
Bii is a visual artist with backgrounds in communication arts, music, dance and theatre. She gained a BA in Performance Communication from Assumption University, Thailand, before working professionally as a choreographer, dancer, performer and designer. She holds an MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths College, University of London. The vast cultural differences and the constantly shifting nature of society in the city has inspired in her a passion to make socially engaged work. She has been involved in a number of performances with multicultural and international artists in London.