ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: EMMA VERNON-HARCOURT
emma@roundedrhythm.com
Mobile: 07970622046

The Artistic Director of Rounded Rhythm is Emma Vernon-Harcourt, Inclusive Arts Education specialist. She has worked extensively as a Dance/Drama Artist and Producer since 2001, both in the UK and abroad. In 2001 she co-founded Epic Arts, an international Inclusive Arts Education charity, and took a lead role as its Director in growing the company from its early days into a thriving arts organisation. Subsequently she has worked as a Consultant Artist with other agencies, setting up and delivering numerous creative arts programmes. She has a strong track record of successful collaborations with project partners in setting up sustainable inclusive arts projects, including Integr8 Youth Theatre (with Viva Youth Theatre, Cambridgeshire), the Cambridge Integrated Arts Programme and partnerships with Brighton & Hove Active for Life Team and South East Dance. Emma is a South East Dance Supported Artist and her work with Rounded Rhythm is supported by Arts Council England.

Emma runs training in Inclusive Arts practice and has developed resource material for use by teachers and arts facilitators. She has an MA in Theatre Arts (Education specialism) from the University of London, Goldsmiths College. She is trained in Physical Theatre, Forum Theatre and the Helicopter Storytelling and Speech Bubbles techniques – which are used in school settings to develop young children’s confidence and communication skills.

PROJECT MANAGER AND FACILITATOR: KATIE DALE-EVERETT
katie@roundedrhythm.com
Mobile: 07748288479

Katie has been working for Rounded Rhythm since 2015, initially as a volunteer and now as a key member of both the engagement and administration team.

Katie graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in Choreography from Falmouth University in 2014. Her work involves:

Inclusive and community outreach: delivering dance classes and workshops to dance artists, students and hard to reach groups.

Creative Arts Project Management: working to make life changing projects come to realisation. Projects include organising performances, opportunities and workshops for Dance INC and supporting Rounded Rhythm’s Artistic Director Emma across all of our work.

Katie Dale-Everett Dance: her own Arts Council funded dance company who, create cross-media works including film, audio participatory work and live dance and projection work.

OUTREACH MANAGER & ASSOCIATE ARTIST: NATASHA BRITTON
natasha@roundedrhythm.com

Natasha is Outreach Manager and an associate artist at Rounded Rhythm. She is also Co Artistic Director – Youth Education and Training At Magpie Dance, a contemporary dance charity for people with learning disabilities based in Bromley. 

Natasha has a BA in Dance from Trinity Laban and a PGCE from Brighton University.

Natasha has taught inclusive dance projects as a freelance teacher for councils, organisations and schools since 2000. She was on the Education team for Candoco Dance Company and ran her own inclusive dance education company 3ddance. Alongside Natasha’s inclusive dance teaching she has also held a number of positions including head of dance, in schools and colleges in the South East.

STREET DANCE FACILITATOR: SEAN STAKIM

Sean started dancing at 17 years old. With no dance experience he went along on his own to a street dance class in Worthing and loved it. From then on he never stopped training.

In 2008 he started performing in stage productions for Bodyshock Dance Company, this then led onto work in music videos, advertisements and street performances. By 2011 he was competing in street dance competitions, however found that his passion lay more in performances and teaching, therefore Sean begun to work as a full time freelance dance instructor, teaching in local schools, colleges, youth clubs and dance academies.

By 2014 he had joined Streetfunk Dance Company. Sean became a member of various competition and performance crews, performing for large stage productions and videos. In 2016 he was part of TEAM UK, competing in two categories as part of an Adult Crew and Megacrew, in the HHI World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas.

Sean is now currently teaching full time as a freelance dance instructor and performing in stage productions as a professional dancer. Furthermore, he is currently creating a new style of street dance, with the aim of reaching out to people who are looking for something different that they can relate to.

Aside from dance, he enjoys snowboarding, boxing and collecting as many tattoos that he can fit on his body.

FACILITATOR: KATHARINE LE ROUX

Katharine is an important member of the Rounded Rhythm team, helping to facilitate occasional Team Domenica and Dance INC classes.

Katharine is a freelance dance artist and teaches a range of contemporary and creative classes across East Sussex and London. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and has also undertaken specialist training in Choreological Studies at Laban. Katharine has a particular passion for inclusive practice, which began when she became Dance Assistant for Lawnmowers Theatre Company, Newcastle, and undertook a work placement with Candoco Dance Company. Katharine freelances for Magpie Dance, facilitating sessions for young people and adults with and without learning disabilities. She is really excited to have joined the Rounded Rhythm team.