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Who we are
David Mead (Editor) is a choreographer, teacher and writer with a particular interest in dance in East Asia. He has a MA in Ballet Studies from Roehampton University and a PhD in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey. David has written for many international publications, was founder editor of Entrechat, the magazine of BRB Friends, and is a former managing editor of CriticalDance. He continues to contribute to Entrechat, and others including Dancing Times, Ballet Review and Taiwan Review. David teaches and choreographs at universities and schools in Taiwan and the UK, including the Chinese Culture University, Taipei.
Charlotte Kasner trained as an actor, musician and dancer (Cecchetti and flamenco) and spent 35 years working mainly in theatre and television. She has performed in venues as diverse as school halls, parks and the O2 arena for companies as wide ranging as Oily Cart Theatre and English National Ballet as well as being a regular at the Royal Albert Hall and other major concert venues as a singer with the Royal Choral Society. She has written for a variety of print and online publications and specialises in Soviet and Russian culture. She has an MA in Ballet Studies from Roehampton University.
Róisín O’Brien is a dance artist based in London and Edinburgh. She holds a Diploma in Dance Studies from Trinity Laban, alongside degrees in English Literature and Film from the University of Edinburgh and UCL, respectively. Róisín has written for the Aerowaves’ Springback Academy and is also director of her own dance company, Parachute Dance.