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Robby Graham Artistic Director

Robby Graham

Artistic Director

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.


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Lorna Fulton

Executive Director

Lorna Fulton is a cultural leader and programme director with over 30 years’ experience in leading organisations to deliver high profile cultural programmes and festivals. This has included leading the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the North East, Festival Director for SO Festival, Skegness, Creative Director of Creative Partnerships Durham/Sunderland, Head of Middlesbrough Town Hall, Creative Producer of Enchanted Parks and Co-Artistic Director of Durham Brass Festival.

Most recently, Lorna was CEO/Creative Director of Art Reach, an arts charity in Leicester, leading long term business and artistic plans with a vision to deliver festivals and programmes which bring together partners, artists and communities to explore contemporary social issues


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Kate Pilbeam

Creative Co-ordinator

Kate trained on the CAT program in Newcastle and then completed the BA(Hons) Professional Dance Practice course at Dance City, Newcastle.

She has worked for Matthew Bourne’s Re:Bourne production of “Lord of the Flies” in 2014and went on to join Tavaziva as an apprentice in January 2016 for the spring tour of “Africarmen”.
She continued her studies at the post-graduate company Verve 17, and performed works on tour created by Carlos Pons Guerra, Matthias Sperling and James Cousins.

Kate has worked with Southpaw on numerous projects, “RUSH” (2017 and 2018) and “Erimus” (2018) as a dancer and dance captain, also as rehearsal and tour director on “Carousel” (2018) and “Icarus” (2018).

Kate moved to Italy in 2019 and worked with Compagnia Iris for “Su i nostri viso silvani” and Free Event for F1 “Ferrari1000” at Mugello. She had her first solo creation for Pilbeam Dance in 2020, which was featured at WAM Festival 2021.

In more recent years, she returned to work with Southpaw on “RUSH” Leicester 2022 and “This Is Us: The power of Performance” for the Rugby League World Cup . Kate has now taken on the role as Creative Coordinator at Southpaw.

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

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Alicia Meehan

Company Dancer

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

Daniella May

Company Dancer

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.⁣

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Gavin L Vincent

Company Dancer

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.

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Christian Paul

Company Dancer

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.


Dzikamai W Mudamburi

Company Dancer

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. ⁣