Maisie Newman is a performance director, choreographer, workshop practitioner and artist. She is the Interim Young Company Director at the Bristol Old Vic and has five years’ experience leading workshops in interdisciplinary performance across the South West for multiple major arts institutions. As a performance maker she creates work with the Bristol Old Vic and through her professional companies including Fen. As a choreographer she has worked for various professional productions and companies, specialising in developing choreography for non- dancers, focussed on kinaesthetic response to liveness and bodily autonomy. Her performance work has been presented and supported by Gecko Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Ferment, Arnolfini, Tobacco Factory, Hauser and Wirth and Arts Council England. Maisie begins a part-time MFA in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art this Autumn.