Our Team

Our team are passionate about dance and recovery and everything in between. To find out more, take a look…

The Team

Paul Bayes Kitcher

Paul Bayes Kitcher

Artistic Director

Paul trained at the Royal Ballet School and Rambert. He danced for Scottish Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet where he danced various soloist and principal roles.

In 2009 through his own journey into recovery Paul began teaching within drug & alcohol rehabilitation settings, whilst developing his artistic practice, which led to him co-founding Fallen Angels Dance Theatre in 2011. BBC3 devoted an “Amazing Humans” short film about his journey to supporting people in recovery and his return to Birmingham Royal Ballet after 21 years.

Paul has participated widely in public speaking about Fallen Angels including at Russel Brand’s book launch, House of Commons, & TEDx talks where he raises awareness of FADT’s unique practice, as well as meeting Her Majesty the Queen.

Claire Morris

Claire Morris

Executive Director

Claire Morris trained at London Contemporary Dance School. Her career highlights include Rambert Dance Company, and The Royal Ballet School. She founded Co3 Dance, where she created and developed all aspects of the company through participation, choreography and artist development.

Claire has been an arts project manager since 2000. She co-founded FADT, she has experience of working in partnership with Health, Local Authority, Drug and Alcohol Services. She has received development through Royal Opera House ROH links programme, and FADT’s Arts Council England’s Elevate programme, a key step change in Fallen Angels and Claire’s development.

Claire delivers presentations and Question & Answer sessions; highlights include: Storyhouse Women, King’s College London’s Science Gallery, Liverpool’s Radio City’s ‘Mental Health Monday’, and The British Psychological Society.

claire@fallenangelsdt.org

Amy Fox

Amy Fox

Administrator

Amy joined FADT in 2020 from her role at Tate Liverpool. Amy has extensive experience in administration and communications in the creative industries and education. She is studying for an MA in Art Psychotherapy at the University of Chester.

Maddie Smith

Maddie Smith

Participation Coordinator

Maddie is the Participation Coordinator at Fallen Angels Dance Theatre she is also a Trainee Art Therapist. She has worked in the community since 2013 supporting people with lived experience of substance misuse, domestic violence, and mental health adversity through creativity.

maddie@fallenangelsdt.org

Jude Miller

Jude Miller

Engagement Support Worker

Jude is the Engagement Support worker for Fallen Angels, and a Cheshire-based Arts practitioner. She helps to welcome potential participants and support them with the transition onto FADT's dance programme. She has considerable experience working in community arts in Cheshire, developing, teaching, and facilitating arts workshops and leading on outreach projects across the area and has worked with participants in recovery, facing addiction and mental health adversity, in addition to those experiencing domestic  violence and homelessness.

jude@fallenangelsdt.org

Trustees

Sue Davies

Sue Davies

Chair

Sue has 40 years experience in Cultural Management, the highlight of her career was managing the building of The Brindley Theatre.

Richard Wilkinson

Richard Wilkinson

Treasurer

Richard is an experienced business leader and chartered engineer, having worked in a number of large scale global businesses in the utilities and power sectors, specialising in commercial arrangements.

Dawn Greaves

Dawn Greaves

Company Secretary

Dawn qualified as a solicitor in 2002, she has worked at Weightmans Solicitors in Company and Commercial department, and lectured at The College of Law in Chester.

Ronno Griffiths

Ronno Griffiths

Trustee

Ronno qualified as a Social Worker and has been involved in the fields of substance misuse, sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual health, self-injury, criminal justice and related fields for over 45 years.

Ali Roy

Ali Roy

Trustee

Ali is a Professor of Social Research and Co-Director of the Psychosocial Research Unit at UCLan. He has undertaken applied research in the fields of substance use, mental health, youth homelessness as well as in participatory and collaborative arts.

Clare Owens

Clare Owens

Trustee

Clare is an experienced Education Manager and qualified subject teacher of English and Textiles. She has worked in a wide variety of settings in the UK including communities, workplaces, prisons and universities.