Ffion Campbell Davies
Associate Artist\Workshop Facilitator
Born in Cardiff, Wales in 1991, of mixed ethnicity Welsh Grenadian. Ffion graduated in 2013 from London School Of Contemporary Dance. Exchanged with Calarts, Los Angeles in her final year to study Balinese Dance and Gamelan with Nanik Wenten and Nyoman Wenten, North Indian Vocals with Aashish Khan, and Latin percussion with Aaron Rafael Serfaty. 2014 she traveled to Brazil and Cuba and studied Afro Brazilian, Afro-Cuban dance, Orixa’s and Candomble ritual influences, trained with Nildinha Fonseca Compania Balé Folclórico de Bahia, and Vero Pasos, Tatiana Campelo, Rosangela Silvestre at escola FUNCEB, Salvador.
Jordi M Carter
Jordi M. Carter (he/him) is a British-Caribbean creative artist from Streatham, South London. Jordi’s work and inspiration is rooted in and stems from practices, methodologies and theories of Black Performance and Afrocentrism as a means to explore cultural expansion across theatre, film, and the arts. He has worked with various creative organisations across London and Brighton, including the Young Vic, LOOKOUT Brighton, Theatre Peckham, Platform B, and Gateway Arts. He is currently based at the Young Vic, training in the work of creative/community engagement and artistic output, as this year’s Taking Part and Creators Program Young Associate.
Michael Peter Johnson is a creative producer specialising in contemporary dance, live art, fashion and film. Michael currently works for Jean Abreu Dance, Luca Silvestrini's Protein, Lindy Nsingo and has been producer for writer/director Sonny Nwachukwu / Gateway Arts since 2019. He manages multiple touring, performance and participation projects. Michael incorporates collaboration across his creative practice & produces new dance shows, programmes and events. Recent works for Gateway Arts include, Eve and Cain (Sonny Nwachukwu), Saturn Returns (Sonny Nwachukwu, Unlimited Festival, Brixton House)He has extensive experience in arts management and is skilled in festival/project coordination, working for Sadler’s Wells Producing & Touring, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival and Sheffield Documentary Festival.
Sonny Nwachukwu is a writer, director, and founder of Gateway Arts Productions based in London. His work is multi-disciplinary spanning across writing, poetry, dance, theatre and anything that lies beyond. His work primarily focuses on the African Diaspora. Sonny is a storyteller that incorporates dance and literature making his work relevant, unique, vibrant and thought-provoking. His academic background in Psychology informs much of his work and he is keen to tackle issues seen as taboo or ‘different’.
Sonny received his dance training from authentic West African and dancehall teachers. He has performed with numerous Afrobeats and dancehall artists working across the UK and has performed at venues including Sadler’s Wells and SSE Wembley stadium.
In 2019 Sonny was awarded an Unlimited and Spirit of 2012 commission, to create his first full length work entitled Circles, A choreopoem. Other current works and projects include Triple Threat (2019) at Poplar Union, Saturn Returns (2020) for Unlimited Festival, Southbank Centre, (Re)Union (2021) as part of Browntown Abbey at Battersea Arts Centre and new work in progress, Eve and Cain (2021).