Staff Team

Teo Greenstreet Centre Director

Teo was co-founder and CEO of Circus Space (now the National Centre for Circus Arts) and after 10 years of organisation development consulting is a returner to Sheffield where he set up his first Circus company, The Leadmill Circus.

​Natalie Allistone

Youth Circus Project Management

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Natalie cut her teeth in circus over fifteen years ago with some of the founding members of Greentop, whilst studying for an MA Fine Art in Sheffield.

Since then she has worked with a variety of artists, dancers & performers across disciplines in the UK.

Hannah Lamare

Marketing and Operations Administrator

Hannah attended one of our weekend workshops years ago and is really happy to join the team. Coming from a background in architecture, with experience in marketing, she brings experience of many sectors to the role.

Trudi Patient Youth Circus Leader

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Trudi leads all activity with young people. She draws on 20 years' experience of working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. She has trained with Circus Space & Cirque du Soleil's Social Circus Instructors Training Course, has PTTLS level 4 and specialises in teaching manipulation skills.

Tim Byrom

Programme Management

With over 20 years' experience as a performer and teacher of circus skills, Tim leads programming of evening classes and progression courses, weekend workshops, the full time CiP course and hires for external events and outreach.

Dot Hatcher Lead Teacher

Dot is a qualified secondary school teacher bringing experience of a range of circus disciplines in a range of settings. Dot was introduced to circus whilst a national level trampolinist, leading to 4 years of training at Circomedia and at the Ecole Nationale des Arts du Cirque in France.

Teaching Team

We are all DBS certified

Jess Abouzeid

Rick Allan

Dot Appleby

Tim Byrom

Duncan Cosgrove

Jon Cotton

Claire Crook

Sue Fee

Gerry Flanagan

Emily Greenwood

Emily Harris

Sarah Harvey

Sharon Hughes

Joe Laverack

Chris Marley

Dave Panther

Trudi Patient

Deborah Sanderson

Simon Scotting

Riona Shergold

Rebecca Soloman

Jade Wing

Board of Trustees

Helen Featherstone

Chair

Having known of Greentop Circus and its work for many years, and knowing the transformational power that engaging in the arts and creative practice can have on individuals of all ages and abilities, I was really excited by the potential to be more involved with this organisation.  I felt having worked in the arts and cultural sector for twenty years in arts and cultural policy and management, I have a strong skills and knowledge base which could benefit the organisation.  I have always been passionate about ensuring access to the arts is something that everyone should feel is their right and not a privilege, and the ethos of Greentop and the range of work the organisation undertakes in diverse communities is certainly testament to that.  It is a real honour to be Chair of Greentop and to support the organisation through its next phase of development.

Diane Hancock

My background is a long career in community-based performing arts as a director, facilitator, educator and manager: this has involved working with a wide range of people who are interested or involved in the arts. I am passionate about the benefits and change that involvement in the arts can bring to individuals and to communities. I feel that Greentop Circus holds a unique place not only as Sheffield’s professional circus arts company but also as a significant contributor to the development of circus arts and training in the UK. As a Board member, it is an honour to be able to support the company’s work.

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Pansy Cheung

Secretary

I volunteered as a Trustee at a time when Greentop was undergoing a period of rapid and vigorous change.  Having been involved with the organisation in one capacity or another since 1997, I felt it was time to ‘give something back’, by helping to sustain and grow our amazing resource.  As organisation and communication are my key skills, I put myself forward for the role of Company Secretary.  I had plenty of enthusiasm and determination, but precious little experience of governance, and it was a steep curve, learning to minute meetings accurately and file the Annual Returns!  Thankfully the other Board members were there to support me.  I have found the time commitment manageable, and there are all sorts of ways to get involved, from networking and fundraising, to safeguarding and recruitment.  As a Trustee, I’m proud to be an ambassador for Greentop, and feel privileged to work alongside a stellar staff team for the benefit of our unique and fantastic circus community.

Sarah Lowi Jones

I did one of Greentop’s fantastic weekend trapeze workshops and never looked back. It changed my perception about what my body could do – I want other people to experience that too. I knew I wanted to be part of supporting Greentop to grow, so I applied to be a trustee.

Nina Kane

Richard Gillett

David Clay

Richard Gillett

Greentop and Greentop Circus are trading names of Greentop Community Circus Centre

Registered Charity 1054722

Registered Company 3185290

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