ELLA MARCHMENT

Ella Marchment

  • ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
  • Opera and theatre director who has directed over 80 productions in the UK, Russia, and Europe, at venues including The Mariinsky, Sadler’s Wells, and English National Opera
  • Artistic director of Helios Collective and founder of Theatre N16
  • First director worldwide to receive an Opera Awards Foundation bursary
  • Director of The International Opera Awards in 2017 and 2018

PERNILLE LUND OLESEN

Pernille Lund Olesen

  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • Performing-arts producer, dramaturg, and founder of Cabaresque
  • Background in business economics
  • Works within several different genres of performing arts and with companies including Den Jyske Opera and Bora Bora in Aarhus

SARAH LOUISE KRISTIANSEN

Sarah Louise Kristiansen

  • CO-FOUNDER
  • Danish choreographer and movement director
  • Founder of Make Dance Happen
  • Produced projects in England, Denmark, and South America
  • Choreographed at numerous venues, including Sadler’s Wells and The Chelsea Flower Show
  • Assisted at The Royal Danish Theatre

PI RASMUSSEN

Pi Rasmussen

  • PRODUCER
  • Event manager
  • Modern Culture and Cultural Promotion/Communication graduate
  • Editor’s assistant at Forlaget Vandkunsten publishers
  • Cultural promoter and exhibitions assistant at Gl. Holtegaard art gallery
  • Led arts-based community projects in Denmark
  • Events planner in the library sector
  • Assisted at Copenhagen Opera Festival

BEATRICE PATERSON-ACHENBACH

Beatrice Paterson-Achenbach

  • PR AND MARKETING MANAGER
  • Opera director working in Bristol and London
  • Director of Iolanthe for London Garden Opera
  • Assistant director The Yellow Wallpaper for Helios Collective
  • Production assistant for Opera Holland Park
  • Assistant on Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom for British Youth Opera

MICHAEL BOJESEN

Michael Bojesen

  • ARTISTIC ADVISOR
  • Director of Malmö Opera
  • Chair of Danish Arts Foundation
  • Former Director of Copenhagen Opera Festival
  • Danish prize for choral composition, winner 1998
  • Conductor, composer, choirmaster, and arranger

BOARD

Danish Arts Fest

  • Andrew Mellor
  • Mette Esgekov
  • Lise Esgekov