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Solange Urdang


Director

Solange comes from an impressive family of activists. Born to the late Leonie Urdang (founder of the Urdang Academy), who fled South Africa in the sixties to London after witnessing apartheid and its injustices, she became CEO of the Academy in 2001. Solange has spent her career pushing boundaries and building cultural bridges. She sits on various panels in order to promote diversity in Professional Musical Theatre and Dance training. Solange is also a patron of The Palace of Dogs and founder of Link Talent Agency.

 
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Omar F Okai


Director

Omar has a wonderful heritage, coming from fourth generation British born, his roots hail from Africa, Ghana, Ireland and Brazil. His parents were circus performers in Austria way before his birth. The dance and theatre line runs deep within his family roots; stemming from his grandmother, Annie Barnes, who was part of Britain’s first black African ballet company, ‘Ballet Negre’. Omar starred in the Olivier Award winning ‘Five Guys Named Moe’, and went on to form the award-winning Okai Collier Company with Simon James Collier, creating new works and giving a springboard to developing creatives

 
 
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Ziggy Gaji
Marketing

 
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Karen Raj
Head of Sponsorship

ZIGGY IS AN EVENTS ORGANIZER / PLANNER WITH 20 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE AND HAS HELPED DELIVER A WIDE VARIETY OF EVENTS AND PRODUCTIONS IN THE UK AND EUROPE; WORKING ACROSS SEVERAL SECTORS, INCLUDING BROADCAST, MEDIA AND THE ARTS

 
 

KAREN’S PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IS AS AN OPERATIONAL MANAGER FOR AN AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL TOURING ART EXHIBITION. THE ROLE INCLUDED SPONSORSHIP, ONSITE EVENT MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTIONS. PRIOR TO THIS, HER ROLES HAVE INCLUDED CELEBRITY TRAVEL MANAGEMENT AND WORKING WITHIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.  HER INTERESTS IN THE ARTS MAKES THIS AN EXCITING PROJECT FOR HER TO WORK ON.   

 
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Sumara-Laika
Social Media

Sumara is an up and coming fine artist who has already held exhibitions in London as well as being featured in online magazines. She has also co-produced events such as the RARE collective, enjoys creating costumes for shows and has a keen interest in sharing cultural events through various social media platforms.



 
 
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Ashleigh Trezise
Event Producer

 
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Karen Farrell


Administrator

Ashleigh is an event producer, whose journey into event production and project management is rooted in her theatre and music industry past as a former professional dancer. From managing nightclubs and private events in the 1990's through to the early 2000’s, Ashleigh then moved into large scale event production for the GLA and leading arts and cultural organizations.

 
 

KAREN HAS 18 YEARS OF ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE WORKING ACROSS ALL TYPES OF EVENTS, FROM EDUCATIONAL TO BUSINESS EVENTS. HER EXPERIENCE IS IN MANAGING THE DELEGATE ADMINISTRATION PROCESS, TO ONSITE SUPPORT ON THE DAY. SHE STUDIED ART AND DESIGN AT ART COLLEGE AND HAS A KEEN INTEREST IN THEATRE AND THE ARTS