Rosie Heafford

Rosie Heafford is a arts manager and choreographer working in London and the South East. She specialises in creating quirky and bold dance-experiences to be seen at close range in libraries, shops, galleries, outdoors and theatre spaces. She has in-depth experience in project coordination, marketing and evaluation for high profile companies as well as fundraising, choreographing and managing her own projects across multiple art-forms.

• Oberservership with Dance UK 2013

• Associate Artist at Surrey Arts

• MentorBANK, South East Dance 2011-2012

• Mentored by Charlie Morrissey (Apr 2011-2012), Maressa Von Stockert (March 2011), Anna Williams (Oct 2010-Jan 2011)

• Performed in Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, Greenwich Dance Agency, The Secret Garden Festival, The Shunt Lounge, Institute of Contemporary Art, Siobhan Davis Studio, Site-specific

• Choreographed work for The Lightbox, Chisenhale Dance Space, The Basement, The University of Surrey, Farmham Maltings, The Wellcome Trust, The Royal Albert Hall, Site-Specific

• Worked with Rosemary Lee, Lea Anderson, Matteo Fargion, Elgiva Fields, Punchdrunk, Serena Korda

ARTS MANAGEMENT

 

ARTS PARTNERSHIP SURREY: Project Manager July 2013 - Current
  • Coordination and administration for 'Keepsakes' and 'Creative Seated Dance' projects
  • Liasion between Districts and Boroughs, artsits and Arts Partnership Surrey
 
SURREY ARTS: Project Manager February 2012 - Current
  • Project based coordination on county wide projects including Surrey Dance Collective, Early Years Taster Days and Creative Seated Dance for the Elderly
 
CHISENHALE DANCE SPACE: Projects Co-ordindator

June – Dec 2011

  • General Administration: Space hire and performance bookings, processing invoices and payments, com­munity class and space hire financial reports, updating website, coordinating marketing plans, building maintenance, health & safety, managing volunteers and training venue assistants, creating staff rota
  • Community Classes: enrolment and registration of classes, coordination of payments and book keeping of kids classes, marketing
  • Artistic Projects: liasing with artists, contracting artists, coordinating partnership projects with schools, other organisations and funders, planning and implementing marketing campaigns

WOKING DANCE FESTIVAL: Projects Administrator + Young Ambassador Manager

Sept 2010 –Dec 2011

  • Young Ambassador’s Coordinator: Researching, planning, successful fundraising (South East Dance + Awrds 4 All), budgeting, recruitment, marketing (including press releases) and implementing new Young Ambassador’s scheme
  • General Administration: Dealing with enquiries; updating and managing the mailing list; liaising with press and collating press articles; devising and implementing ticketing system for festival periods, collect­ing evaluation and writing reports, updating website and using CMS
  • Event Management: Including recruiting + organising participants, contracting artists and organising their schedules, managing volunteers, managing technical rehearsals in theatre
  • Online marketing and social media: Copy writing and information updating on website and social media sites (including mailchimp, facebook, twitter, tweetdeck)

 

UP PROJECTS: Event Manager + Evaluation Co-ordinator

Mar 2010 – Dec 2011

  • Building and maintaining relationships with artists, schools, local residents and community groups
  • Managing Volunteers: Recruiting and motivating volunteers to assist with events within set budget in­cluding scheduling and rotas.
  • Evaluation: Devised, organised and implemented an effective evaluation programme for all events in­cluding writing evaluation reports for Arts Council and partners
  • Website: Assisted with initial upload and subsequent content management of new website in­cluding re-sizing images, copy writing and updating information.

 

THE CHOLMONDELEYS AND FEATHERSTONEHAUGHS: Administrative Assistant

June-Aug 2008

PUNCHDRUNK: Enrichment Assistant and Set-builder

Dec 2008 – Mar 2009

 

 

FUNDING + AWARDS

 

EPSOM & EWELL BUSINESS AWARDS: Best overall Business
Nov 2013
EPSOM & EWELL BUSINESS AWARDS: Best Creative Buiness
Nov 2013
DANCE UK: Oberservership July 2013
ARTS COUCIL ENGLAND: Humpty Dumpty
April 2013
EPSOM & EWELL BUSINESS AWARDS: Runner-up Commitment to the Community
Nov 2012
ARTS COUCIL ENGLAND: Dad Dancing
Oct 2012
BIG DANCE: Big Dance Microgrant (London)
 
April 2012

EPSOM & EWELL BUSINESS AWARDS: Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Nov 2011

NO STRINGS ATTACHED: Funding & residency from Farnham Maltings (for Paper Solo)

Oct 2011

FUND 101: Enterprise Nation

Oct 2011

MICRO-GRANT: Mole Valley Arts Forum

July 2011

INNOVATORS FUND: Ideas Tap (for [EMPTY SHOP PROJECT])

July 2011

INNOVATORS FUND: Ideas Tap (for Isle of View)

April 2011

BEST BUSINESS IDEA: CIDA

Dec 2010

 

 

CHOREOGRAPHIC PROJECTS

 

DAD DANCING Sept 2012 - Current
  • A Contemporary dance project reflecting on growing up into a dancer and growing up into a dad in collaboration with Alexandrina Hemsley & Helena Webb. http://dad-dancing.org/wordpress
 
HUMPTY DUMPTY: A WIBBLY WOBBLY WORLD OF WORDS June 2012 - Current
  • Interacive performance for children aged 3+ exploring word-play, the riddle of humpty dumpty and the world of Lewis Carol. 20 performances in libraries and Arts Centres in London & South East

www.humpty-dumpty.org.uk

 

PAPER SOLO

 

  • A study of intricacy in movement and movement in relation to the stillness of sculpture. Performed at The Lightbox, Chisenhale Dance Space, The Basement and the University of Surrey. This project has been further funded by Big Dance to tour 8 libraries in London & South East.

June - July 2012
Nov- Dec 2011

ISLE OF VIEW

July 2011

  • A collaborative project incorporating dance with a contemporary art’s festival. Performed at Bourne Hall, The Lightbox, The Arc and Chisenhale Dance Space.

 

PASS-IT-ON

Jan 2011

  • Performance work for adults aged 30-82 at Surrey County Council’s celebration evening for intergenerational dance.

 

THE DUCK AND THE FRIESIAN

July 2010

  • A fun and playful duet performed at the ‘Celebrating Surrey’ Festival

 

AMAZING CHOREOGRAPHED DANCE PARTY

June 2008

  • Flash-mob style performance in a nightclub (Electric Kicks, Angel)

 

COLLABORATIONS

 

APING THE BEAST March - Sept 2013
  • Collaboration with Serena Korda on her exhibition: Camden Arts Centre, The Grundy & Arnolfini
 

RUNWAY

October 2012

  • Collaboration with light installation artist Mary Branson for the Forgotton Festivals project in Surrey

 

EUGENE ONEGIN

June - July 2012
  • Choreography for a retelling of the Opera ‘Eugene Onegin’ with Director Jack Furness for The Ryedale Festival in Yorkshire
 

THE WORK AND MOVEMENT ARCHIVE (W.A.M.A.)

Aug 2011 – May 2012

  • Collaboration with Serena Korda for a commission by Field Projects in the community o f Barton Hill

 

PRODUCTION THROUGH PERFORMANCE

Mar-May 2011

  • Site-Specific and promenade performance piece for Loughborough University’s art programme RADAR with Serena Korda

 

DUSTERCISE

Jan & May 2011

  • Collaboration with artist Serena Korda on her Wellcome Trust Commission for the DIRT exhibition

 

COMMISSIONS

 

CREEPY HOUSE Aug 2013
  • A spine-tingling dance adventure for children in libraries linked to the Summer Reading Challenge. Commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West and the South West Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL).
 
STEPPING IN GOLD July 2012
  • Commission for a promenade dance performance between Euston and Kings Cross St. Pancreasas as part of the Terminus Treats programme for Camden Stations curated and produced by UP Projects on behalf of the London Borough of Camden and in partnership with Network Rail and High Speed 1.
 

TAKEOVER

Jan –May 2012

  • Commission to make a dance performance for a celebratory event at the Royal Albert Hall

 

SHARE THE WORD

Jan-Mar 2011

  • A commission from Surrey County Council to choreograph an intergenerational dance piece performed across Surrey and as part of the Woking Dance Festival Spring Shorts

 

FAST

May – July 2011

  • A Woking Dance Festival commission to work with students to create a dance piece themed around Formula 1 for the Inauguration of the Mayor of Woking

 

CURATION

 

[EMPTY SHOP PROJECT] 

June 2011

  • Curated a six week self-initiated residency and programme of contemporary dance events presented in an empty shop in Dorking

 

PERFORMANCE WORK

 

SERENA KORDA: The Tipping Point [FILM]  

TAILOR-MADE DANCE COMPANY: Moving Mannequins (Woking Town Centre)

July 2011

ROSEMARY LEE: A Nightingale Sang (Queen Elizabeth Hall)

May 2011

TAI SHANI: Collapse (Performance a Tate Britain)

February 2011

ILONA SAGAR (Performance at the Hospital Club – end of Frieze Art Fair Party)

Oct 2010

ELGIVA FIELDS: Nero’s Palace (Site specific at ICA)

Mar – Apr 2010

ROSEMARY LEE: Common Dance (Intergenerational Performance)

July – Nov 2010

MATTEO FARGION: Singing Dances (Part of ‘What Now?’ at Siobhan Davis Studios)

Sept 2008- Apr 2009

SYLVIA FERREIRA DANCE COMPANY: She’s My Lady Bits

Dec 2008- Mar 2009

LEA ANDERSON: Quicksilver 1 & 2 (Site-specific performance at Tate modern/ Southbank Centre)

May – Sept 2008

HELEN COOPER: Exposing Traces (Laban, The Shunt Lounge and Secret Garden Party festival)

Apr – July 2008

ELGIVA FIELD and OBLIQUE HOUSE THEATRE COMPANY: 10,000 feet and falling (Performed at the Faster than Sound festival)

Mar-June 2008

LEA ANDERSON: The Maccabees – Toothpaste Kisses video (Nov 2007)

Nov 2007

TEACHING AND EDUCATION WORK

 

iID COMPANY

May 2011 – ongoing

  • Weekly classes and choreography for Surrey County Council’s Intergenerational Dance Company

 

DANCE ART FOUNDATION

June – Dec 2011

  •  Training programme with Joe Moran, Cecilia McFarlane & Kirstie Richardson working with young people with disabilities

 

THE DANCE MOVEMENT

July 2010 – Apr 2011

  • Community project teaching in 7 different schools to make a performance

 

OPEN SESAME PROJECT (South East Dance and West Sussex Council)

Nov 2010 – Mar 2011

  • Early years research project involving artists from different mediums and Early Years Pracitioners

 

Other

 

SURREY DANCE COLLECTIVE: Chair

www.surreydancecollective.com

 

INCLUSIVE & INTERGENERATIONAL DANCE CONSORTIUM: Secretary

http://www.surreycommunity.info/iid/

 

EDUCATION

 

M.A Critical and Creative Analysis (Distinction) Goldsmiths College, University of London

The course focused on developing critical contemporary conceptualisations of art and culture, gaining excellent knowledge of social, political, art and cultural theory. Specific area of interest was in the assumptions and effects of participation in the arts.

2009-2010

B.A. (HONS) Dance Theatre (2:1) Trinity Laban

A practical and theoretical degree that provided rigorous technical and artistic training (Release, Ballet, Cunningham and Graham) focusing on developing choreographic and artistic practice as well as teaching and performance.

2006-2009