Angela Andrew is a performer, teacher and producer specialising in dance and arts from the Jazz era. She is an autodidact starting her dance story on the streets of Hackney where she was born and raised. The combination of her musical family background, classical music training, love for jazz and her passion for dance made for a natural progression to search for the roots of present day street-dance, the Lindy Hop.
Angela started lindy-hopping in 1991 having an already established dancing and teaching path. She is one of the most exciting personalities on the international Lindy Hop scene: renowned for her explosive energy and improvisational skills on the dance floor, absorbing and powerful presence on stage, unique yet grounded teaching style, mentoring of new teachers, pioneering out-of-the box events. Angela is a trailblazer.
Her passion drives her to continue to spread and develop the Lindy Hop; her emphasis on the soul and roots of the dance. Her aim is for the Lindy Hop to be recognised for its duality: as a contemporary dance art form and as a popular Street/Club dance.
Helen Comerford has had work performed at Theatre Festivals around the country. As a jobbing writer she has written about everything from history for the History Channel to celebrities for Madame Tussauds!
A history graduate from the University of Glasgow, with a postgraduate from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Helen has worked as a Stage Manager for several years, running shows in theatres including Shakespeare’s Globe and the O2 Arena. She currently lives in North London and spends a lot of her time playing netball, walking in any green spaces she can find and writing on the tube.
Afterlife, Helen’s début Young Adult novel launched on April 17th.
Jenny Leonard is a community driven commission artist always pursuing collaborative art projects that bring people together. She is available for creative art workshops in schools and businesses. She is based in London but will travel far and wide for the right projects and big blank walls! Jenny specializes in murals, scenic painting and site specific public art for the community. Her work has been commissioned by British Airways, Transport For London and Westminster City Council. She currently exhibits painted sculptures on public art trails with Wild in Art and her work has raised over £25,000 for partnering charities. This year Jenny has also written a new visual art curriculum for the UK’s largest youth and community charity The Challenge which was delivered nationally to young people on National Citizen Service across the country. She currently lives and works in London.
Stephanie Harte is an actress, performer and gin enthusiast.
She has worked on a variety of projects in film and theatre since graduating in 2013 and is currently developing her debut solo show for Edinburgh festival this summer.
Storytelling is at the heart of all her performances and her work is inspired by friends, family and real characters she has met along the way.
Holly's comedy celebrates her love of the funniness of every day life and everyday people. You may have seen her on such things as the number 12 bus or waiting at the wrong platform in Victoria station. She has produced and toured own one woman show Singles Night: Over fifties, "Stand out Funny" Threeweeks
Isabella was born in Warsaw, Poland, where she starts performing in theatre playing roles such as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Emily Webb inOur Town, and really enjoying doing voiceovers for radio with chocolate commercials being her favorite :)
Following her dream of being a professional performer, she moves to New York and completes a three-year Acting MFA program at the Actors Studio Drama School. Being a curious traveller, she decides to move to Paris for a year of classical and improvised theatre, before establishing roots here in London.
Based in London, Isabella continues to pursue theatre, film, and voiceover work. Being so close to Poland she is also able to work on a variety of popular Polish TV series playing a wide range of roles.
Inspired by the London art scene with such a wide spectrum of different forms of theatre, she feels enthusiastic about developing her own ideas for devised performances based on Method Acting. She is excited to be joining the Pulp & Pith team on this fun and creative evening!