Our Team

Core Team

Daniel Bernstein
CEO

Daniel Bernstein

​Daniel joined Emergency Exit Arts in January 2012. He is a professional manager working in the arts and other

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Ben Raine
Head of Production

Ben Raine

​Ben Raine has an extensive background in many areas of production including music, theatre and large-scale outdoor spectaculars.

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Jules Hodgson
Executive Director

Jules Hodgson

Jules joined Emergency Exit Arts in May 2009 from the Royal Albert Hall. Jules facilitates the running of the

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Ruthie Carlisle-Brown
Office Manager

Ruthie Carlisle-Brown

Ruthie’s primary background is in creative organisations and cultural research. With five years of arts administration experience.

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Shanika Warren
Creative Engagement Manager

Shanika Warren

Shanika's experience in outreach and creative engagement includes organisations such as Talawa Theatre Co, Tenda Arts and London Bubble.

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Pablo Larrosa
Project Development Officer

Pablo Larrosa

Pablo has a background in marketing for the arts charity sector including theatre, contemporary art galleries and community arts events

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Hannah Rushforth
Project Manager

Hannah Rushforth

Hannah has been freelancing with Emergency Exit Arts since 2019, and has experience in organising large scale public events and community outreach.

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Katrina Wesseling
Administrator and Project Manager for Historic England

Katrina Wesseling

Katrina is a creative facilitator, performer, puppeteer and arts administrator from New Zealand.

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Yeu-Lai
Finance Officer

Yeu-Lai

Yeu-Lai manages the accounting and finances of the organisation and she also has a background as an artist and creative

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Issy Shortt
Production Assistant

Issy Shortt

Isabel is EEAs new production assistant.Isabel is passionate about the public art sector and looking to continue a career in project management and curation.

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Tracey Sage
Associate

Tracey Sage

Tracey joined EEA’s management team as an Associate in 2021. EEA is the base for Tracey’s creative practice as a Creative Director, Cultural Producer and Strategist...

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Mark Allan
IT Manager

Mark Allan

Mark is our reliable & patient IT manager. He has been involved with EEA since 1987 and was General Manager of the company in the late 1990s

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Members

Associate artists

Patrick Bullock

Patrick Bullock

Patrick has a broad range of skills and experience, including theatre set design, float design and manufacture, costume, prop making, physical and vocal performance...

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Paul Bryce
Founder of Lightfires

Paul Bryce

Paul Bryce set up Lightfires in the spring of 2015 after ten years working freelance in special effects for a number of internationally acclaimed companies.

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Anna van der Poorten

Anna van der Poorten

Anna has built up many years of experience in facilitation, devising, planning and coordinating a wide variety of art projects with children, young people and adults.

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Katie Currie

Katie Currie

Since graduating from the Glasgow school of art in 2017 Katie has been working as a freelance artist and maker.

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Joe Fleming

Joe Fleming

Joe Fleming is a performer, multi-instrumentalist, clown & workshop facilitator.

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Shermaine Slocombe

Shermaine Slocombe

Shermaine is a participatory and interdisciplinary artist and educator and has worked in the cultural and education sector for over 20 years

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Michèle Petit-Jean

Michèle Petit-Jean

Michèle is an experienced artist and performer with a passion for carnival, theatre, musical theatre puppetry and dance.

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Craig West
Lighting Designer

Craig West

Craig is an experienced lighting designer in Theatre, dance and circus genres.  He has been working professionally as a lighting designer for over 10 years

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Daisy Lee

Daisy Lee

Daisy joined EEA’s pyro team in 2015. With a love of fire and pyrotechnics, and 20+ years’ experience in outdoor events, she also heads up Leeway Creative Production.

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Arji Manuelpillai

Arji Manuelpillai

Arji is a published poet and has over 15 years experience working with some of the country’s most brilliant communities.

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Camille Dawson

Camille Dawson

Camille Dawson is a writer, director, performer and facilitator working in theatre, outdoor arts and film.

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Chloe Osborne
Artist

Chloe Osborne

Chloe Osborne is an artist, agitator and creative producer who creates participatory and interventionist art projects which seek to reinforce social bonds.

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Pragya Kumar

Pragya Kumar

Pragya is a visual artist with 12 years experience in participatory, community arts, and wellbeing projects.

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