Artistic Director: Simone Mousset
Producer: Vasanthi Argouin
Vasanthi Argouin is a French, London-based independent producer who works with dance artists across the UK, Luxembourg and France. Before that, she was part of the Artist Development team at The Place in London, working on programmes such as Choreodrome, Resolution and Pivot Dance. Her arts management journey first began at Belarus Free Theatre, an international charity that runs integrated programmes in theatre, civil society campaigns and education. Here, she supported productions and large-scale events such as Price of Money and Staging A Revolution.
Administrator: Cathy Modert
Cathy Modert has worked with Simone Mousset since the creation of her company in 2018. Holding a master’s degree in quality management and a certificate in accounting, Cathy’s focus lies on project and process management. Her work primarily includes the structuration of the company, accounting, and administrative tasks.
Prior to working for Simone Mousset Projects, Cathy was active in Luxembourgish hospitals, as Head of Nursing and as a quality manager. Cathy has been teaching management for years at the Institut de Promotion Sociale de la Communauté Française (Bachelor) in Libramont, Belgium, at the University Paul Verlaine (Master) in Metz, France, and at hospitals throughout Luxembourg. She led the ISO-certification of a Luxembourgish hospital, and, apart from her work with Simone, also guides other social associations in the review of their management and organisation.
Creative Communications Manager: Lisa Tsumakova
Lisa Tsumakova, originally from Estonia, has joined creative forces with Simone Mousset in 2022 to support the company with communication management.
Being driven and passionate about social and environmental issues, as well as impacting change on a smaller scale, Lisa is working as a freelancer and running a digital marketing agency. She exclusively works with creative and purpose-driven individuals, initiatives, projects, and businesses, supporting them with spreading their message and having an impact on the people and world around them.
Next to the everyday communication, her main role at the company is supporting Simone with communicating her message and mission to the outside world.
Production manager: Bryony Byrne
Bryony Byrne is a freelance stage and production manager. She’s worked extensively in the UK and internationally with a number of different companies. She enjoys devised work, dance, experimental work and new writing. She works a lot on female run productions and is a performer and writer in addition to her stage management work.
Companies and artists include Jaz Woodcock-Stewart’s Antler Theatre, Annie Saunders and Wilderness, The Wardrobe Ensemble, Lost Dog, Lucy Atkinson and Tatty Hennessy, Big the Musical, Josie Dale-Jones and ThisEgg, and more.
Development France: Les Indépendances
Les Indépendances is a Paris-based performing arts production agency. It was founded in 2010 by Philippe Chamaux and is currently under the direction of Colin Pitrat.
Les Indépendances bring together diverse talents at the crossroad of art fields and aesthetics, encouraging networking and the development of atypical creations, giving them visibility in Europe and abroad. Their work is shaped through dialogue and engagement with the artists. They collaborate with them according to their individual needs and support them throughout their artistic journeys. They offer them a wide range of resources and skills, building a comprehensive support system ranging from administration and production services & tour organization to distribution & long-term strategies.