Robby is a director, choreographer, writer, and technologist, and Artistic Director of Southpaw Dance Company.
Since 2013, multi award-winning Southpaw Dance Company have created powerful, joyous performances, from small scale solo work to large scale outdoor spectaculars, combining absolute artistic integrity with engaging narratives which inspire and excite audiences. Infinitely versatile and virtuosic, Southpaw’s work is inspiring, thought-provoking, engaging, and full of joie de danse.
Southpaw have developed large scale performances with partners such as Hull City of Culture, LeftCoast Blackpool, Castlemaine State Festival (Australia), Freedom Festival, Cultural Spring and South Middlesbrough Council to celebrate events such as the opening of the National Centre for the Written Word, Hull City of Culture, the opening event for Castlemaine State Festival, and most recently, the opening event for Brent: London Borough of Culture 2020.
Southpaw Dance Company works under the artistic direction and unique vision of award-winning Choreographer and Director Robby Graham. Robby creates epic visual spectacle and dynamic physical storytelling sequences in which movement, music, and dialogue are seamlessly integrated.
Robby has created work across a wide number of contexts, both outdoor and in traditional theatre contexts, across the UK, Europe, South America, and Australia, and in partnership with such organisations as the National Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Live Theatre Newcastle, Greenwich Docklands Festival and others. Robby was Choreographer and Movement Director for Marianne Elliott’s acclaimed production of Angels in America at the National Theatre.
Robby also choreographed Pericles, the National Theatre’s first Public Acts performance incorporating over 200 community cast members from all over London, as well as choreographing the large scale adaptation of Johnathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing for Greenwich Docklands Festival. Most recently Robby directed and choreographed Leave To Remain at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Katy Fuller / Pinwheel Productions
Creative Producer / Outdoor
Katy is Director of Pinwheel Productions, who produce Southpaw’s large scale outdoor productions.
Rachel Birch / Moving Art Management
Producer / Indoor
Rachel is director of Moving Art Management who produce Southpaw’s indoor touring work such as Speakeasy.
Rupert Stamp / Stamp Immersive
Immersive Technologist / Collaborator
Rupert has collaborated with Southpaw to produce their very own Augmented Reality App allowing users to watch 3D performances from Southpaw Productions in your homes, as well as prototyping a new type of show mixing AR and live performance in ACEDIA
Olivia Crawford (she/her) is a theatre producer and stage manager. She graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in English, and Film and Theatre minors and is currently getting her M.A. Creative Producing at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She started as the Artistic Director/Executive Producer for HOOLIGAN Theatre Company, and has worked with New York Stage and Film, Jean Doumanian Productions, Abrons Art Center, Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, Hudson Classical Theater Company, as well as completed two stints at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is currently the Executive Director of City Lighthouse Theatre Company, a new female-led London-based company that produces new writing focused on historically marginalized voices.
Alicia Meehan is a Dance Artist living and working in Newcastle, as a choreographer, performer and movement director. After completing her BA in Performance, she gained an MA in Creative Practise at Laban in 2013. Since then, Alicia has developed her artistry through national touring, festivals and performances on stage and screen. To date she has been involved in projects at Live Theatre, Southpaw Dance, Company K, Company of Others, Joelene English, Paradox Pictures, Lo-Giudice Rory Studios, Creative Seed and Curious LGBTQ+I festival amongst others.
Daniella May, originally from Leeds, gained her degree from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. She has toured nationally and internationally working with companies such as: Zoo Nation, on their production Message In A Bottle, Idris Elba’s and Kwame Kwei-Armah’s production ‘Tree’ and Stomp on their West End production. As well as Company K, Grounded Movement, Uchenna Dance, Tavaziva Dance and Southpaw Dance Company on many of their productions. Daniella is looking forward to be performing and touring Speakeasy.
Gavin L Vincent
Gavin Vincent is a dance and movement artist with a strong foundation in breaking and martial arts, coupled with skills in stage & screen combat, technical rigging and aerial wire work techniques. He most recently worked in a principal role within the ZooNation/Sadler’s Wells production Message In A Bottle, and with Wired Aerial Theatre in performative and technical roles for the Bregenz Festival Production of Rigoletto and ME vs ME. He’s also worked on Apologue 2047 at the Beijing Opera House, GQ magazine, MOBO’s, Avant Garde Dance and worked on commercial productions with companies such as EGG Films, and Cirque Bijou.
Christian Paul, born in 1994, is a professional dancer and performer.
He specialized in urban dances like popping, waving and locking and did his contemporary study at the Folkwang University of Arts in Germany.
He worked as a guest at the Tanztheater Wuppertal (Pina Bausch Company) and has worked as a freelancer in many different projects.
Marta Swierczynska is a dance artist originally from Bydgoszcz, Poland. After moving to London, Marta joined Watkins Dance Associates and Tavaziva Youth and then went on to complete her dance degree at Middlesex University. In 2019, Marta joined a postgraduate dance company (EDGE) at London Contemporary Dance School working with a variety of choreographers including Alleyne Dance, Igor and Moreno and Riccardo Buscarini. Since graduating in 2020, Marta worked and performed in UK and Germany whilst teaching at variety of places in London.
Dzikamai W Mudamburi
Dzikamai Mudamburi, born in Zimbabwe and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, is a 24 year old dance artist and performer with a background in Hip Hop dance. Dzikamai has recently completed his MA with The Collective, Dance City Training Academy’s second cohort, which included training in Physical theatre, Contemporary and Ballet technique, also working closely with Mischief Company, Alleyne Dance and Southpaw Company. Dzikamai has also worked closely with Patrick Ziza Dance, and has performed and taught internationally with Southern California based performing arts company, The Young Americans.