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Artistic Director
Mathieu Geffré

After graduating from the Paris Conservatoire in 2006, Mathieu Geffré has danced across Europe. As a member of companies such as Dansgroep Amsterdam, Noord Nederlandse Dans, and National Dance Company Wales, he collaborated with numerous leading choreographers: Itzik Galili, Johan Inger, Mark Baldwin, Christopher Bruce and Angelin Preljocaj among others.

In 2012 he started making choreography and took part in the NDCWales emerging choreographers’ program (Alternative Routes), which led to his first commission for NDCWales in 2013. Mathieu’s work has been selected for many choreographic platforms and competitions in Europe including Internationales Solo Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Figueres es MOU in Spain, Mermaid Dance Platform in Northern Ireland, Competition for Choreographers in Hannover, Aids TanzGala and Regensburg-Germany. Mathieu was awarded the 3rd Prize Choreography at the prestigious Copenhagen International Choreography Competition in 2016. Past commissions include Boston Dance Theatre, Nationaltheatre Mannheim, Rambert School, Eliot Smith Dance, Phoenix Dance Theatre Youth Academy and Boston Dance Theatre. Early 2019 Mathieu launched his new company Rendez–Vous dance.



Andrew Gardiner 
Andrew Gardiner trained and received BA (Hons) in both Theatre and Dance, and has a PGDip from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, with a distinction. He currently performs as a dance artist and actor. Andrew has worked with a plethora of renowned choreographers and UK based Dance and Theatre companies such as Ben Wrights bgroup, Luca Silvestrini's Protein, Curious Seed, ZoieLogic, Riccardo Buscarini, Jamie Fletcher Company, James

Wilton, Casson and Friends, Smallpetitklein, Shaper Caper, Encounter, LaBanda, Steven Hogget for "How to train your Dragon 2" and Simon McBurney's The Rakes Progress (Igor Stravinsky) in collaboration with Festival of Aix en Provence and The DNO. Andrew has taught for Youth companies, adult classes and students of Scottish Dance, Theatre, National Dance Company Wales Associates, Smallpetitklein, The Space Dundee, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Ignite Scotland. Andrew is continuing to grow his practice

beyond performing and is a keen dramaturg. Having supported Zoielogic and Levantes Dance Theatre on their recent works, he fully contributes in the

dramaturgical development of Rendez-Vous dance works.


Creative Producer
Rachel Jean  Birch
MovingArt Management
Rachel is co-director and founder of Moving Art Management, and is a freelance producer, teacher, dancer and creative entrepreneur, specialising in dance.


She also works part time with Live Nation/AMG to programme music gigs and comedy nights at O2 Academy Newcastle and City Hall.


Tour Booker
Sarah Trist
Sarah Trist Dance Management Agency

Sarah Trist is a dedicated dance producer and tour booker who really wants to contribute to the success of dance in the UK.

She connects artists with presenters, communicates with audiences nationally and internationally and meets a range of cultural objectives.

Since the beginning, STDMA has centred on the individual needs of the artist, developing market opportunities to facilitate artistic growth and career progression.  We have provided sophisticated management support to dance artists in the UK for nearly thirty years, and now focus full-time on tour booking.