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. Read more.

Chris 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. Read more.

Associate Director

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

Currently is continuing his ongoing close association and work with the Map, and also his work as Director of Creativity at Spinach. Read more.


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

Currently Lecturer in Choreography, contemporary technique and performance related practices at the University of Surrey. Read more.

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

Currently he works as a Creative Agent for Creative Partnerships and is writing a case-study about his work in a cluster of schools in Stevenage. Read more.

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

Currently working as a Creative Agent for ROHCP and AND; as an actor with the Actor’s Screen Collective, (an ensemble of actors devising and producing a series of short films). Read more.

Al Snell is an actor, creative practitioner and teacher.

Currently his focus is on finishing a Creative Partnership project in a school, developing new work with the Map and doing more theatre work. Developing film documenting skills. Read more.

Greg Klerkx is a writer, producer and facilitator.

Currently undertaking lots of interesting work exploring the innovative use of physical space for performance and education. Believes in holding onto questions even when the answers seem obvious. Read more.

Dawn Hudson is a theatre & education practitioner

Currently delivering professional development for school teachers with the Map, expanding creativity in their teaching practice. She is also relishing a journey of learning and exploration with her 2 pre-school children. Read more.

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

Currently working with Creative Partnerships and The Map, whilst continuing work as a jobbing actor and voice over artist. Read more.

Jacqueline Kington is a performer and creative facilitator.

Currently she is extending her skills through training and development in two distinct directions; writing her own material and in working with mental health patients. Read more.

Julia Burrows is a Financial manager, small business entrepreneur and designer, and specialist in educational governance.

Currently; Finance Manager with The Map Consortium, Partner in Cinnamon & Silk event organisers of craft markets, Jewellery designer and School Governor. Read more.

Claudia Barwell is a project and event manager, a sometime facilitator and a creative thinker.

Currently project managing for The MAP and NESTA. Working with young people for the National Theatre and ROHCP. Planning a TEDx London Education Revolution event to be held in September. Read more.