Introducing to you, the wonderful team that brought you Squidge

If you have a burning question for any of our performers or creative team? Want to know what its like to dance with slime? How do the magic boxes light up? Who is the worst at getting up in the morning for an early show?….. get in touch and we we’ll let you know the answer!!

Performers

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Anthony Kimber-McTiffen is the composer for Squidge as well as a performer. 

He composes music for TV, film, video and theatre. As a songwriter and composer he has had several publishing and record contracts and UK releases with Chrysalis Music and Virgin Music. Appeared and performed on the BBC Def2 and Dance Energy, Rock Solid and Art n Soul.
He has performed in various bands covering many styles from Rock, Latin and Dance undertaking many European & UK Tours in a range of venues.
In 1995 he set up his own music production company and record label AKM Music supplying and producing music for TV and video productions worldwide, undertaking many music commissions from his own studio and has had numerous scores broadcast on national and international TV networks. AKM Music has now released 220 library albums for media production. 

He has composed and recorded music for many dance companies including Anjali Dance Company, Open House and Being Frank sometimes acting as music director performing live scores. 
In 2012 he started to work with Wriggle Dance Theatre composing the music, and also performing in their shows. Ant is a master at creating ear worms, once you hear one of his tunes you will not stop humming it.

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Selene Travaglia is a dance artist working across UK and Europe. She was born in Trento, Italy. She started her professional dance studies Milan and then she continued her journey at Trinity Laban in London. She graduated in 2016 with a first class degree and in 2017 with a MA in Dance Performance. Selene was a company member of Transitions Dance Company in London for the season 2016/17 where she toured internationally.  Selene now works as a freelance dance artist and workshop leader with A Truefitt Collective, Fuora Dance Project, Sonia Sabri Company, Jess Murray Dance, Baejjahn Dance Company, Keneish Dance, Monika Jaeckel  and other choreographers and contemporary artists in Europe. 

Selene joined Wriggle in 2019 for the research and development for Squidge and we're thrilled to welcome her back as a performer in Squidge, bringing her fabulous energy and incredible dancing, plus essential tips on where to get the best pizza if you are not in Italy. 

 

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Ayesha Fazal is a Manchester based dance artist, who has Ugandan, Asian and Welsh roots. Her love of dance began with freestyle disco before venturing out into the expressive contemporary world. Ayesha graduated with a First Class BA(Hons) Degree in Dance & Choreography from Falmouth University (2015-2018) and explored and researched dance companies round Europe. She went on to perform at Boomtown & Groundwork Festival in addition to her work with choreographer Rosemary Lee and ThickSkin Theatre. Ayesha has performed in a number of ThickSkin projects, PETRICHOR; a VR 360 immersive experience touring nationally and delivering workshops as part of the education programme. During the pandemic she co-founded Company Dazed leading workshops for Chhaya Youth and Ludus Youth for her new project ‘Power Of The Seasons’ premiering in 2022. She aims to champion young people and the next generation of artists. Ayesha was a dancer for Rosie Kay Dance Company, performing alongside a live orchestra and the

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Birmingham Royal Ballet in the production of Romeo & Juliet. She performed the gutsy Rosa and understudied the role of Angel. Recently she performed with Icon Theatre on their outdoor production ‘If Not Not Now’ alongside a community cast of 175 from various backgrounds and abilities.

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Lucy Knight is Wriggles Co-Director and co-founder.
She trained at The London Studio Centre and The London Contemporary Dance School, her portfolio career has since seen her perform, choreograph, direct, present and teach in a variety of settings. 
To date, with Wriggle, Lucy has performed in Once in a Blue Moon regional and national tours. She directed their second show The Colour of Me which also toured nationally and has performed in and co-directed four shows created for non-theatre spaces, Out of this World, Rainbowfish Goes Adrift, Into the Rainbow and Dancing Jukebox Gems. Lucy also delivers on Wriggles extensive education and outreach programme. 

 

Lucy has also had a successful career as a fitness consultant. She has written and presented over 15 fitness and dance programmes on DVD and she is the Author of 3 books published by Kyle Cathie, as well as written for many well-known publications such as Mother and Baby Magazine, Best and Good Housekeeping. 

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Kath Kimber-McTiffen is Wriggles Co-Director and co-founder.
Kath trained as a dancer at Coventry Centre for Performing Arts gaining a first class BA (hons) degree in Arts Practice and Cultural Policy from Coventry University in 1997. Her portfolio career has seen her working as a performer, choreographer, musician and community dance artist working both in schools, university settings, in the community, working with all ages and abilities and touring nationally. 

Her work in education settings has included lecturing on the Dance Degree at Coventry University and teaching Alevel and GCSE Dance, whilst in community settings she currently delivers to older adults on the national Dance to Health programme and more recently for Arts Connect on the Arts on Referral programme for children & young people. is also a musician and has tour extensively on the national rural touring circuit and to small/mid-scale theatre venues as lead vocalist and flute player for latin jazz band, Sonrisa for whom she also co-writes songs and has recorded and released 3 albums.
To date, with Wriggle, as well as delivering their extensive outreach programme, Kath has performed in Once in a Blue Moon and The Colour of Me, which toured to theatres nationally, plus, co-directing and performing in a number of shows created for libraries and other non-theatre spaces, Out of this World, Rainbowfish Goes Adrift, Into the Rainbow and, doorstep show, Dancing Jukebox Gems. 

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Kirsty Harris is set and costume designer for Squidge. Over the last 2 years she's been busy weaving her magic to create a wonderfully tactile set for Squidge.
Kirsty is an artist, designer and maker specialising in installation and performative works. Kirsty makes immersive worlds and experiences in found environments, landscapes and theatres. She has made work for babies aged 6 months and all the ages that come after. 
Kirsty has led design-based community projects for The Old Vic, The National Theatre, The National Trust, The V&A, Kensington Palace and Manchester Jewish Museum.
She has collaborated with or been commissioned by companies including Wildworks, Punchdrunk, The Young Vic, Coney, Likely Story Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre, Southbank Centre, The Discover Centre, The London Symphony Orchestra, National Theatre Wales and The National Trust

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Barret Hodgson Is the digital projection designer for Squidge.

Barret started to project montages of original and found material for parties back in the mid nineties whilst studying Fine Art in Newcastle. He developed this practice alongside his main body of work in oil painting, film making and graphic design, going on to make a name for himself within underground culture as a projection artist and VJ which led to providing visuals and working for  Ghostface Killah,  Fat Boy Slim, DJ Yoda, Roni Size and many many others.

With Vent Media he has gathered the experience to understand and augment the visions of a great range of creative professionals, meeting with them from the earliest stages of a project's ideas base and taking a project through to stunning conclusions.

This development of skills now broadens the scope of theatre work, dance, music, art installations & public commissions, and has been shown in London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ukraine, and across Europe including the Venice biennale

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Christopher Flux is the lighting designer for Squidge.

Chris studied in Edinburgh graduating from Queen Margaret’s University with a BA in Stage Management and Technical theatre. Staying in Scotland he working on many fringe productions over 6 years of festivals before moving on to regional and international touring.
In 2005 Chris moved to the Haymarket in Basingstoke as technical manager and resident designer in their final season as an independent venue he lit ‘The Weir’, ‘Blue on Blue’ and ‘Private Lives’ Afterwards he joined the newly built Curve in Leicester as their technical manager. During Curves’ first 6 years he working on all of their major in house produced shows.

Currently he is technical manager for Europe for the Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company, he has also been their relighter at many events including Perth International Arts Festival, British Dance Edition and Sibiu International Theatre Festival Recent design credits include ‘My Dogs got no Nose’ ‘Crocodiles in Cream’ ‘Treasure Island’ ‘Colour of Me’ ‘Ventoux’ 'and Jungle Book'