Pivotal Women’s Empowerment Party
Studio 3 Arts are pleased to welcome our Q&A Panel…
Miss Jacqui is a Poet and Songwriter who knows a great deal about working with the cards that you are dealt. She is someone who always tries to challenge societal perceptions, like what it actually means to be a black woman with a disability. A wheelchair user herself, Miss Jacqui wants her poetry and music to help her listeners to see the world differently, and to inspire others to feel confident in being themselves.
Miss Jacqui has spent over 15+ years creating, performing, and advocating for change in different industries.
Miss Jacqui has performed at various locations like the 2012 Paralympic Team Welcoming Ceremonies as well as the Opening Ceremony, Southbank Centre, The Barbican, and Roundhouse to name a few. She has also worked with Graeae, Oily Cart, Theatre Royal Stratford East, National Youth Theatre, The Poetry Society, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, Upswing, and More.
Miss Jacqui believes that creativity can be a universal language and in her spare time, she is devoted to the exploration of poetry, music, songwriting, and of course performing. Her debut EP “Perception” was a bold step in establishing herself and her disabled activism within the walls of the music industry.
Kloe Dean is a Choreographer, Movement Director and Performing Artist. Specialising in Hip Hop, Funk and Street Dance Styles Kloé displays an array of knowledge, experience and skill sets spanning close to 20 years. She draws from these styles to create, perform and facilitate across Theatre, TV, Film, Music, Fashion, Corporate, Community and Education. Kloe has worked with a range of Music artists such as Little Simz, Anne-Marie, Little Mix, Cleo Sol, Ghetts and Kojey Radical. Alongside Brands such as Jimmy Choo, Nike, Marks & Spencer’s and George at ASDA.
Currently a Workplace artist at The Place, Kings Cross, Kloe is also the Creative Director of all female Hip Hop dance company, Myself UK Dance. Kloe has presented a range of dance theatre and movement direction both nationally and internationally including Paines Plough Roundabout Tour 2021, Dorian at The Reading Rep, Breakin Convention in London, Ladies Of Hip Hop in New York and The Sub Urban Danse Festival Copenhagen. Kloe has led and created training, performance opportunities, work and produced events for dancers across her career journey so far and has so much more in store.
With a fond love of each one teach one Kloe began teaching from the age of 15. Consistently developing her practice of Hip Hop, funk and Street Dance styles and passing them on. She now continues to deliver workshops, training and mentorship all over the UK and internationally. She has been a resident teacher at Pineapple, Studio 68, Base and The Hub as well as teaching guest workshops around the UK and internationally including Spain, Denmark and Turkey. She most recently curated the Streetdance class timetable at the brand new East London Dance Talent House in Stratford.
Freestyling as a young person Kloe developed a love for battling alongside her pursuit of performing and creating, moving through and exploring the battle scene. Kloe has battled in numerous events both around the UK and internationally. Kloe also judges both battles and choreographic competitions as well as creating choreographic content for dance crews, schools and educational establishments.
Lisa Dee is the brains behind Film Barking and Dagenham and has helped bring the big screen to borough. Lisa is a born and bred East London girl and her vision since the start has been to “shift film east”. The borough has since attracted major film – productions from across the world such as The Batman, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Avengers Assemble and multiple productions from Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Disney+. Lisa has played a pivotal role in the inception and development of the two new studios in the borough; Eastbrook and The Wharf Studios, which will bring creative jobs and investment to Barking & Dagenham and East London. She is committed to supporting young people and local creatives get their break into the industry and creating an ecosystem of benefits to the local economy, businesses and the wider community to aspire to brighter futures for years to come.
Victoria is a versatile dance artist, who has been in the company Far from the Norm since 2012. She has trained in many different Hip-Hop styles, particularly in ‘Poppin’ and dances for the all-female dance Poppin dance collective, Aim Collective.
She is also a rehearsal director, teacher and independent producer. She has produced short films, as well as producing for other Hip Hop theatre companies, raising company profiles and reach, and building working relationships nationally and internationally. Victoria has also worked in film and was one of the lead performers in ‘Don’t Look at the Finger’ directed by Hetain Patel.
Victoria is immersed in the psychological process of her artistry, ensuring that every movement has an intention & conveys a story or feeling. Her Christian faith also informs her appreciation for her craft and career.
Kate Scanlan is a creative producer working in the cultural sector since 1998. She has a track record of producing pioneering projects and curating transformative events with artists, young people and communities.
Through her company Scanner’s Inc she produces creative concepts, events and festivals; teaches producing and creative entrepreneurship; and consults on programming, building community and cultural placemaking.
Kate is joint Creative Director/CEO of East London Dance with Tia Hassan and together they have also been Creative Directors at MOVE IT, the world’s largest dance event of its kind for seven years. Taking over ExCel London annually with over 32,000 visitors over three days, MOVE IT embodies all that is good about dance and the performing arts. She has also worked and produced for Breakin’ Convention, Fuel, Sadler’s Wells, Random Dance, Rambert, Battersea Power Station, EcoWorld London, Lendlease Elephant Park, Croydon Council and others.
A Clore Fellow (Clore Leadership Programme) with a solid background working in the education team at Sadler’s Wells, as Director of Education at Rambert and more recently through her work with Scanners Inc, education is at the heart of all she does. Kate was the founding facilitator and wrote The Fi.ELD programme at East London Dance to train the next generation of producers. She guest lectures at organisations including Ravensbourne, UEL, Swindon Dance, Matthew Bourne’s Re:Bourne and for Shechter II.
Scanner’s Inc creates healthier communities through the arts and street culture. We also run a world class Production House, teach entrepreneurial creative business and provide Consultancy. We produce extraordinary creative events in public and hidden spaces, we build community and place, and we create extraordinary experiences. We tell stories, facilitate next level experiences creating smiles and memories for all.
Scanner’s Inc brings world class culture to high streets, galleries, car parks, shipping containers, museums, parks, theatres, empty shops and public spaces. We create possibilities in spaces that are often overlooked.