About

Support Services & Administration

Karolin Krell M.Ost
Osteopath & Physiotherapist
Karolin trained as a Physiotherapist in Germany at the renown Asklepios Scoliosis Clinics Katharina Schroth (International Academy Asklepios Clinics) and worked in acute clinics and rehabilitation centres. Karolin also studied at the British School of Osteopathy in London for four years to graduate with a Master’s degree in Osteopathy and specialised in Performing Arts Medicine. Karolin’s main passion is for dance and acrobatics within the Performing Arts, she supported the acrobats and artists of the Zippo Circus and Cirque Berserk on site as their Osteopath during a very busy season. Karolin is graduate of the world unique postgraduate MSc in Performing Arts Medicine (PAM) which is run by UCL in collaboration with BAPAM, RCM, TL and the ISEH. She holds various postgraduate qualifications such as in Neurokinetic Therapy -NKT®, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Therapy and contributed to two forthcoming publications in Osteopathy. She lectures at the Osteopathic College Germany in Hamburg and assisted multiple manual therapy courses in the US and Middle East. Aside to treating the performing artist and working in private practise in London, Karolin is part of the heath care team of the German national rowing team (German Rowing Federation) and prepares the elite rowers for the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Dr John Dunn AFHEA
Learning Support Coordinator
John Dunn completed his PhD at Queen Mary University of London in 2019. He has previously studied at Goldsmiths, Birkbeck and University of East Anglia, Norwich. His PhD research focused on American 20th Century poetry and the public persona and political role of the poet as performer in experimental writing communities of California. He has taught a range of English Literature courses at degree level and continues to work as a Teaching Fellow in the field, teaching Poetry and Media and supervising dissertations. At The Place, his new role builds on his teaching and support experience and on his interest in neurodiversity, learning differences, and disability studies. He holds regular research and training workshops for all members of the school and meets students one-to-one for learning support. He also works with student well-being, counselling and academic staff to promote inclusivity and equality in learning and teaching. In 2020 he is co-organising an London Arts and Humanities Partnership funded conference called “Better Practice: Neurodiversity, creativity and the arts.”

Thomas Hands MSc, BA (Hons), MSST
Physical Support Specialist
Thomas graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2013 with a First Class BA (Hons) in contemporary dance. He performed as a freelance dance artist for various UK based contemporary artists such as John Ross, Gracefool Collective and Rhiannon Faith and was a movement specialist for the 2017 Film ‘The Mummy’. He also was part of a 6 month outreach programme across Canada teaching and mentoring young dancers in floorwork based practices. He later gained an MSc in Sports Therapy with Distinction and has provided support for rugby teams, private clinics and recently joined the CAT physical therapy team at the place. His focus is upon on delivering research based treatment and rehabilitation to provide the quickest and safest return to performance and is actively involved in research. His current interest is in exploring the current physiological demands upon artists within the dance training sector.

Diana Haynes MLSc., MLitt.
Librarian
Diana gained a Master of Letters from the University of Glasgow in 2015 for her case study of the Social History of Edwardian Power Dressing through the wardrobe of Lady Annie, Viscountess Cowdray. Diana gained a Master of Library Science, concentrating in Archives Management from Simmons University in 2011 with specialisations in International Librarianship and Photographic Archives. Her further Undergraduate background from the University of Vermont in 2009 focused on British History, Social Histories of Fashion, and International Relations. She is a research specialist in 19th and early 20th Century dress histories and has contributed to a publication on European Woven Silks at the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as the 2019 V&A exhibit on seminal fashion designer Mary Quant. Her current interests include Hoop Dance as community and flow art.

Pamela Lawson School Counsellor 
Louise Squires School Counsellor 

Administration
Naomi Thomas Executive Assistant
Cindy Cheung Admissions and Registry Manager
Nicola Campbell Academic Administration Manager
Giuliana Davolio Technical Trainee
Bethany Holdaway Academic Administration Manager
Suzanne Frost Press & PR Manager 
Hannah Redfearn Communications Coordinator
Caroline Schreiber Head of Communications
Rebecca Staple Administrator ​
Imogen Harvey Technician & Production Coordinator
Frances Morris Senior Costume Technician