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Meet the Team

Our Core Staff

To contact one of our team please call 020 7709 8900 or use our contact form.

You can also use the following email addresses: hello@halfmoon.org.uk, development@halfmoon.org.uk, marketing@halfmoon.org.uk, schools@halfmoon.org.uk or youth@halfmoon.org.uk

Shohid Ahmed

Front of House Assistant (JET Placement)

Stephen Beeny

Communications Manager

Jolanta Bujauskiene

Cleaner

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John Bunker

Cleaner

Saja Bushra Altamimi

Pastoral Support Worker

Androulla Constantinou

Head of Creative Learning

Jackie Eley

Administrative Director

Chris Elwell

Director/CEO

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Malachi Green

Creative Learning Manager

Lydia Hallam

Creative Learning Administrator

Natral Joseph

Box Office Assistant

Martha Lloyd-Evans

Theatre and Programmes Administrator

Habib Rashid

Front of House Assistant (JET Placement)

Emily Walls

Technical and Production Manager

Our Trustees

 

Dawn Harrison-Wallace – Chair

Dawn is a Management Consultant specialising in organisational development and interim management. After many years in the corporate sector, she moved into the charity sector in 2013. Recent roles included Interim CEO for Refugee Youth and working as an associate for The Cranfield Trust.

For many years Dawn has played a very active role in the London Amateur scene and was a trustee and chair of one of London’s most active companies, SEDOS, for many years.  She was first introduced to Half Moon in 2008 when Sedos were seeking out a Charity of the Year and has been a trustee since 2009.

Mark Macey – Vice Chair

Mark has worked for the BBC for many years, as a producer and project manager across various projects in radio, TV, Children’s, Learning and Archives. He has recently been working on education projects for the museums, libraries and galleries sector.

Mark is passionate about theatre and attends productions regularly and also acts with amateur dramatic companies across London.

Sarah Nottingham – Treasurer

Sarah is a Family Law Barrister, who specialises in child law and protection. Sarah works in and around London, and has extensive experience of the East London boroughs. Prior to joining the Bar, Sarah spent four years working for specialist family law solicitors and women’s aid. Sarah has undertaken voluntary work with young people in various contexts spanning many years and completed a Masters in Applied Theatre in 2015.

Vipul Bhatti

Vipul is a user experience practitioner in financial services and a dance artist (contemporary and kathak).

He has collaborated with Half Moon Theatre on two projects: When Spring Comes and its Exchange for Change initiative.

He is drawn to the art of storytelling to strengthen human connection and community engagement. He’s currently studying a MSc in Cognition and Computation at Birkbeck University.

Kate Dorney

Kate Dorney is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre & Performance at Manchester University. She is passionate about making theatre and theatre history accessible to everyone regardless of their age, income or engagement with formal education. Before becoming a university lecturer she worked at the Victoria & Albert Museum as Senior Curator in Modern and Contemporary Performance working with artists and companies to find ways to preserve their histories and share their stories with the public. The Half Moon is Kate’s local theatre.

Asma Jhina

Asma is an international development consultant with a focus on inclusion, climate/finance and sustainability. She is mother to a two-year old and has been a resident of Tower Hamlets for over 15 years. Asma’s introduction, through her son, to the fantastic range and quality of children’s programming in the borough led her to Half Moon Theatre.

Ben Jones

Ben works at a primary school in Poplar, East London. He leads early years foundation stage (EYFS), Creative Arts and is a class teacher in Reception. He has worked closely with many organisations in the arts/cultural sector in London such as the Whitechapel Gallery, the Tate Gallery, Bow Arts and as an Advocate for A New Direction. It is this passion for developing children’s engagement with culture that has led him to become a trustee at Half Moon.

Constantina Kleanthous

Constantina has been a Drama Teacher for 11 years and currently works as the Head of Drama in a secondary school in Tower Hamlets. Alongside her undergraduate degree and PGCE in Drama, she has also completed a Masters in Education; Leading Innovation & Change. She is currently completing a BSc in psychology at the Open University. Constantina has been an advocate of Half Moon Theatre throughout her teaching years and places great value in the theatrical and cultural experiences her students have gained as a result.

Aneita Lewis

My name is Aneita, i studied Psychosocial Community Work at the university of East London and work as an Administration and Operations Lead for a partnership funding charity. Previously I worked for the NHS as an administrator, in the education sector and involved with charities using my lived experience of financial insecurity. I am passionate about art, nature and photography and working with Just Fact on an art installation project. I have always found the magic of theatre captivating, and as a parent of a participating child, it’s wonderful to see the benefits it brings to their wellbeing.

Mary Mc Colgan

Mary currently leads digital, brand and marketing activity for Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative, a social action movement to change perceptions about dementia. She is a Chartered Institute of Marketing qualified marketer with several years’ experience working in the non-profit and charity sectors. Interested in the theatre’s impact for young people both locally and nationally, she joined Half Moon in 2019.

Roopa Sharma

Biog coming soon.

Nutan Velji

Biog coming soon.

James Wakefield

James is a social worker who has worked in mental health in the NHS for many years within various inner London boroughs. He attended the Half Moon in his teens as a participant and also worked at the theatre early in his career; and now his daughter attends the Half Moon Youth Theatre. He values how the theatre uses drama as a tool for learning and development; equipping children and young people with confidence, lifelong skills and friends. James lives in Tower Hamlets.

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