Originally from the U.S., Donna has been the producer for Alexander Whitley Dance Company since 2012. She is also an adjunct faculty member for the Roger Williams University London Dance programme (US/UK).
Other past freelance projects include producing the dance-digital work, Blood (Royal Opera House ROH2 commission) and INSIDE for Jean Abreu Dance and managing Freddie Opoku-Addaie’s Royal Opera House ROH2 commission Absent Made Present and Hofesh Shecter’s deGeneration tour. Prior to that Donna was Dance and Performance Event Co-ordinator at the South Bank Centre and Artist Fellowship Coordinator for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (US). Donna danced professionally from 1986 – 2002 and was co-Artistic Director and Executive Director of Groundwerx Dance Theatre.
Emi Del Bene - Project Coordinator
Emi Del Bene joined Alexander Whitley Dance Company in 2017, after working as a Producing and Touring intern at Sadler's Wells and producing fringe shows with Backpack Theatre and Dende Collective. She has since worked as Assistant Producer for Thiasos Theatre Company and the 99 Club, and as Producing and Touring Support at Sadler's Wells. She is currently administrator for New Movement Collective alongside her role with AWDC.
Nina Baker - Marketing Director
Nina began working with AWDC on Pattern Recognition in 2016 and has been responsible for all areas of marketing since. She has previously worked with The Cogency, supporting them on 14-18 NOW, the World War One Centenary, and Somerset House events. Nina was Marketing Manager for Siobhan Davies Dance, helping the company transition to their new home in Elephant and Castle and establishing their Studios as a new home of contemporary dance in south London. She’s also worked with Freddie Opoku-Addaie and Ballet Boyz.