Our Team

Management Committee

Laurence Bater (Creative Arts Curriculum Manager, HMP & YOI Parc)

Alex Bowen (Director, Valley and Vale Community Arts)

Carol Brown (Vice Chair, Valley and Vale & TAN Dance Director)

Rosemary Bucke (Mental Health Volunteer)

Natalie Godfrey (Special Support Officer, Access & Inclusion Unit, Bridgend)

Richard Kelly (Divisional Director, Brewin Dolphin)

Katrina Kurowski (Chair, Valley and Vale & Advisor, Bridgend People First)

Katja Stiller (Film/ Person-Centred Creativity Development Worker)

Melissa Thomas (Administrator, Company Secretary Valley & Vale).

Staff Team

Dance Workshop at Glanogwr House
Elaine Bennett
Dance Development Worker

Dancer, stargazer, bright spark. Has many skills (circus skills).

Rhys Hughes
Rhys Hughes
Person-Centred Creativity pioneer

Person-Centred Creativity pioneer. Counsellor. Workaholic. Petrolhead.

Alison McGann
Alison McGann
Photography & Visual Arts Worker

Photography & Visual Arts Worker. Gardener. Nature-lover. Artist.

Tracy Pallant
Tracy Pallant
International & Film Development Worker

International & Film Development Worker. Globalist. Cat-lover. Passionate about African development.

Nick Clements
Nick Clements
Person-Centred Creativity pioneer

Person-Centred Creativity pioneer. Author. Artist.

Amy Peckham
Amy Peckham
Film Development Worker

Film Development Worker. Counsellor. Dog-lover. Passionate about African development. Listener.

Chris Partridge
Chris Partridge
Mosaic & Visual Arts Worker

Mosaic & Visual Arts Worker. Father. Artist.

Karen Steadman
Karen Steadman
Drama Development Worker

Drama Development Worker. Dog-lover. Multi-lingual. Gardener. Drummer. Comedienne.

Alys Byrne
Alys Byrne
Applied Drama Practitioner

Applied Drama Practitioner.  Mother. Craftsperson. Bee-keeper.

Laura Bradshaw
Laura Bradshaw
Music and Voice Worker

Music and Voice Worker. Activist.

Kate Kelly
Kate Kelly
Web & Print Designer

Designer and coder. Gardener. Loves cats and Manchester City. Northerner.

Katja Stiller
Katja Stiller
Person-Centred Creativity Development Worker & Film Development Worker

Filmmaker. Person-Centred Creativity pioneer.

Alex Bowen
Alex Bowen
Director of Valley and Vale Community Arts

Director of Valley and Vale Community Arts. Dreamer, mountain biker, surfer and cat-lover.

Shelly Powell
Shelly Powell
Admin Assistant

Admin Assistant. Trainee Midwife. Black Belt!

Melissa Thomas
Melissa Thomas
PA to the Director

PA to the Director. Dog-lover. Foodie. Knows everyone in the Garw Valley.

Freelance Staff

In addition to our core staff team, we also work with and engage a wide range of freelance Community Artists, Development Workers, trainees and creative people, working across a wide range of projects and art forms. This year this has included:

Taylor Andrews (Actor)

Brandon Ashford (Actor)

Ruth Bradshaw (Music Worker)

Jessie Brett (Dance Worker)

June Campbell-Davies  (Dance Worker)

Stuart Clark (Graffiti Artist)

Sian Edwards (Welsh Translator)

Darren Fellows (Musician)

Ali Franks (Applied Theatre Practitioner)

Douglas Gray (Actor)

Jane Hubbard (Animation Worker)

Gareth Kiddie (Business Consultant & GKA Associates)

Katrina Kirkwood (Digital Storytelling Worker)

Matthew Knight (Web App Designer)

Rachel Lewis (Actor)

Rhiannon Morgan (Textile Crafts Worker)

Issie Lloyd (Dance Development Worker)

Lynette Margerison (Forest Arts Development Worker)

Simon Morgan (Actor)

Dr Tamasine Preece (Head of PSE, Bryntirion Comprehensive School and Freelance Social Media and Sexual Health Consultant)

Hannah Reid (Actor)

Dai Shell (Media Post Production Worker)

Charlie Sims (Actor)

Tim Smith (Animation/Design/Forest Arts/Visual Arts Worker)

Neil White (Music Worker)

Francesca Wright (Music Worker)

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