ChrisChris Higgins is a theatre practitioner, singer and artist facilitator.

Currently developing The Map’s leadership programmes through the medium of opera and dance, supporting creative practitioners to develop their practice, and devising new song theatre with Helen Chadwick.

Believes in the power and excitement of creating unexpected connections across the worlds of art, work and learning

Key career events Co-founding The Map; working alongside cultural institutions such as Les Arts Florissants, The Wallace Collection, Tate; pioneering HIV/AIDS education for young people across the UK, pioneering arts based training with practitioners and business in Mumbai.

Fiona Lesley is a theatre practitioner, poet and artist-trainer.

Currently her focus is on the development of The MAP’s intercultural training offer and it’s leadership work, it’s piloting of Map Public Experience Art and the publication of a new volume of poetry called Take Five.

She believes in the power of invention as an unlimited source for developing new ways of thinking and working together. Reading and writing poetry is her touchstone.

Key career events have been setting up The Map, her work as Education Director on Shakespeare Unplugged for the RNT and The Beckett Season for The Barbican and The Gate, her extensive collaborations developing new practice in Japan India and the USA, being selected to be part of Marge Piercy’s 2010 intensive poetry workshop

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Martin Gent is a theatre practitioner, visual artist, designer and arts based training designer & facilitator.



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Em Whitfield Brooks is a singer, composer, voice-coach and performance director based in North Yorkshire.



Joe Moran is a choreographer, educator and Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation, an independent arts charity he founded in 2000.




Karen Da Silva is a dancer/choreographer, university lecturer and creative learning facilitator.




Martin Heaney is a facilitator, consultant and a visiting lecturer in Applied Theatre.



Subhadassi 3Subhadassi‘s work involves writing, photography, creative training design & facilitation.



Michael Shaeffer is an actor and artist facilitator/creative practitioner.



Al Snell is an actor, creative practitioner and teacher.



Dawn Hudson is a theatre & education practitioner.



Greg Klerkx is a writer, producer and facilitator. Helen Chadwick is a performance creator, singer, composer, cartoonist and voice coach.



John Lightbody is an actor, voice over artist and creative facilitator.