Photographer / Media Queen
Laura, originally from Latvia, graduated Coventry University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in ‘Media and Communications’. She is currently studying a Masters in ‘21st Century Media Practise’. Laura has always been a passionate dancer and loves to create and capture memories using photography. She was a dancer with Ascension Dance in 2017 as part of Electric Proms - Changing Trax, a project that gave young musician the chance to perform alongside a live orchestra. Since then, Laura has been working with Ascension Dance to in aid in documenting a number of projects such as Males & Traverse.
Laura was previously a Media Intern with Ascension Dance and had a huge hand in shaping the design of this website.
Freelance Outdoor Arts Producer
Lou is a Freelance Producer / Project manager working regionally and nationally. Over the years, Lou has worked with: Talking Birds Theatre Company, Appetite Stoke (The Kitchen Programme), Making More Outdoor Arts Council research, Imagineer Productions, Pif-Paf, The Bone Ensemble, Everybody Dance, Theatre Absolute, The Fabularium, Black Country Touring, Frolicked, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Ascension Dance Company.
Lou was the associate programmer for the Festival of Imagineers and former senior producer (Advanced programme) for Coventry City of Culture Trust 2021 Bid. More recently, Lou has been working as Associate Producer for Bridge with Imagineer Productions.
In 2018, Lou was the producer of the first-ever "Shop Front festival" in Coventry with Theatre Absolute and Orit Azaz working with local BID Teams, Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Great Places partnership. This project included delivering 60 performances across Coventry city centre, working with businesses, artists, community groups with a regional, national and international profile. Lou is passionate about the development of Outdoor work in Coventry & Warwickshire and supporting companies working in Street Arts and the Outdoor Sector. Lou is currently a Board Member for Outdoor arts UK.
Company Admin / Marketing
Born and bred in Coventry, Miriam trained as an actor at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Since graduating in 2014, she has worked extensively as an actor in theatres around the UK. Although her work is often varied and takes her to some weird and wonderful places, most of Miriam’s work finds her back in Coventry doing what she believes the city does best; street theatre! These performances are often a celebration of the city’s rich, beautiful history and bright future. As a teen, she was heavily involved in physical theatre/dance youth companies around Coventry and truly believes these groups were imperative for her personal growth and for the opportunities they have opened up for her. Having known both AJ and Ben since being a part of these groups, she is constantly inspired by the work Ascension do and everything they provide for young people around the city. She is really excited to be a part of the team that makes these opportunities possible!
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Ian Bradley is a Coventry based film maker with over 10 years of production experience, working across industries with the likes of Rimmel London, British Red Cross and Laura Ashley. adept in videography, editing and photography Ian wears many hats and applies those skills to support individuals in a diverse amount of industries to actualise and elevate there creative goals. a passionate people person Ian’s loves visual storytelling and pulling the narratives out of daily life, he regards himself as a “creative problem solver” who will endeavour to support an idea from conception to completion.