Sophie Brassard Network Producer

Sophie Brassard is a London based producer and dance artist originally from Vancouver, Canada. Alongside her own dance practice, she has worked as an arts administrator for dance and theatre for five years, with various roles in producing, tour development, market development, communications and artist support. In Vancouver, at Made in BC - Dance on Tour (now Dance West Network), she coordinated Des arts dehors/Arts Outside, a mentorship program that supports artists in marketing and touring their work. She worked at Belsher Arts Management, a touring agency for several years, helping to book tours for Canadian and international dance companies. She has also worked as the communications manager and market development specialist for dance company Foolish Operations. She is currently doing producing and communications for Fascinator Management, a Vancouver based theatre agency and consultancy. She is pleased to be starting her second year in her role as the Continuous Network Producer at Siobhan Davies Studios! 

Sophie Brassard, CONTINUOUS Network Producer, at the Freestyler's 'Everybody with Me, Always' - Bluecoat Liverpool, May 2022. Photo by Brian Roberts.

Lucia Fortune-Ely Audience Development Coordinator

Lucia is a London based producer of dance and live arts events. During her time at CONTINUOUS she has led production on The Freestylers (formerly Deptford Freestylers) CONTINUOUS x Unlimited commission, Everybody with me, always 2021-2022 tour to Tramway, Glasgow and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead, as well as assisting producing on Satelliser: a dance for the gallery by Janine Harrington and co-workers and LET THE BODY by Fernanda Munoz-Newsome. Now as Audience Development Coorindator, she tailors audience outreach for the Network. Lucia is the Producer on Ray Young’s BODIES, light and sound installation experience, premiering in September 2022 with the Unlimited Festival and Southbank Centre and touring to swimming pools across the UK in Autumn 2022.

CONTINUOUS Audience Development Coordinator, Lucia Fortune-Ely at the World Premiere of Black on Black at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
Lucia Fortune-Ely, CONTINUOUS Audience Development Coordinator, at the World Premiere of 'Black on Black' by Zinzi Minott - BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, June 2022. Photo by Rohan Ayinde.

Elinor Unwin Evaluator

Elinor's career in the arts began shortly after graduating from The University of Edinburgh in 2003, when she secured a place on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's Youth Development Team. She was lucky enough to work for the Fringe again in 2004, before moving to London to begin a job at ABL Cultural Consulting. From ABL, Elinor went on to work as Audience Development Coordinator at Film London; Project and Programme Manager at The Art House, Wakefield; and, most recently, for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 as Head of Monitoring & Evaluation.

Elinor has been working freelance on a full-time, aside from CONTINUOUS, her current projects include a Mapping Study of South Asian Music and Dance for Arts Council England; Evaluation of Selby District Council's Selby 950 celebrations; Evaluation of WOW - What Now?, a series of events delivered around the country by The WOW Foundation; and Evaluation of the social action projects being undertaken by Hull's Volunteer Programme (a legacy of Hull 2017), thanks to funding from Nesta.

“The opportunity to evaluate the CONTINUOUS project was hugely exciting to me, not only because dance is one of my passions but also because it is about taking dance out of the theatre. I'm interested to see what this means for the artists in terms of the impact on their artistic practice and interactions with audiences, and what it means for audiences experiencing dance for the first time and/or in a new way."

Previous Team Members

Lucy Monkman - Network Producer

Jonny Goode - Audience Development Coordinator

Katie Hickman - Curator of Performance & Public Programme (BALTIC)

Sally Rose - Network Producer

Lauren Wright - Programme Director (Siobhan Davies Studios)


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