About Us

For over two decades, director Suzy Willson and composer Paul Clark have developed a highly original performance language, creating provocative, finely crafted work, ambitious in scale and concept.

CLOD ENSEMBLE works at the intersection of different forms and disciplines – at the point where they meet, transform and challenge each other to become something new.

We work with dancers, actors, musicians, medics, architects and orchestras.

Our work is presented in London, across the UK and internationally in theatres, dance houses, galleries and public spaces including Sadler’s Wells, Tate Modern, The Lowry Salford, Wales Millennium Centre, Serralves Museum Porto and Public Theater New York.

Trustees

Lucy Davies [Chair]

Lucy is Chair of Trustees for Clod Ensemble. She became Executive Producer at the Royal Court in April 2013 and was previously the founding Executive Producer at National Theatre Wales. She launched NTW in 2009 with Artistic Director John McGrath, and subsequently produced the first three years of work. Previously, Lucy was Executive Producer at the Donmar Warehouse and Head of Studio at the National Theatre under Nicholas Hytner. Lucy was Literary Manager at the Donmar Warehouse in the 90s, where she produced an annual season of new plays, and left for a five year stint in the film industry, commissioning, developing and working on feature films. Lucy is the current Chair of London Theatre Consortium.

 

James St. Ville

Barrister, James St Ville was called to the Bar in 1995. At Gray’s Inn, he was awarded the Bird & Bird Award for Intellectual Property, the Moot Society Prize and the Prince of Wales Award. At St. John’s College Cambridge, he was a Morton Scholar and awarded 1st Class Honours in Engineering, Sir Joseph Larmor’s Plate, the St.John’s College Prize and the University IEE Institution Prize. He is recommended as a Leading Junior in Information Technology and Intellectual Property by Chambers UK and by Legal Experts and is a chartered engineer with commercial experience of electronics, optical communications and engineering.

 

Abi Jevons

Abi is the Finance Director in the senior management team at Curve Theatre, Leicester. Curve is a major producing theatre and registered charity managed by Leicester Theatre Trust, providing engaging world- class theatrical experiences for the local community. Prior to this, Abi was the head of Finance for Leicester Theatre Ltd. managing the finance team, and all aspects of financial functions within the business.

 

Caroline Maude

Caroline is a freelance Arts Consultant, having worked for a number of Theatre companies and venues over the past 25 years. Prior to her freelance consultancy, Caroline was the Director of Headlong Theatre and Boundless Theatre, and secretary at the Young Vic and Gate Theatre. Alongside her consultancy, Caroline is a trustee of The Special Yoga Centre and Headlong Theatre.

 

Bia Oliveira

Bia is a Senior Producer at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, and an Associate Producer at Akram Khan Company, working with several other Associate and Resident Artists. Sadler’s Wells is a world leader in contemporary dance presenting a vibrant, diverse year-round programme of dance. Bringing the best of international and British dance to audiences at three theatres in London, Bia works towards producing new works to bring the very best dance to London and worldwide audiences at Sadler’s Wells.

 

Lisa Mead

As Artistic Director of Apples and Snakes, Lisa leads on developing the organisation’s artistic strategy as well as delivering the creative programme of events, artist development and participation projects. She is also responsible for commissioning, producing and touring work. Lisa has worked at Apples and Snakes as a freelancer on various projects since 1998 and full-time since 2004. Lisa has worked with artists since 1994 developing cross art-form projects which engage people in surprising arts work and events, in all kinds of settings.

 

Amanda Saunders

Current Director of Development and Enterprises, Amanda leads a team of 37 fundraisers that are responsible for 28,000 key business, funder and advocacy relationships at the Royal Opera House. ROH is home to two of the world’s greatest artistic companies, The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, performing with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Amanda is amongst the teaching staff of the Master in Performing Arts Management programme in Milan, established by Accademia Teatro alla Scala.