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Andre Portasio Executive Producer/Director

Andre Portasio

Andre is Founder, Executive Producer and Director at ArtStreamingTV. Since his retirement as a Ballet Dancer with English National Ballet, he has worked as an arts management professional for a wide range of cultural organisations including Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Southbank Centre, The Clore Leadership Programme, Candoco Dance Company, The Print Room, English National Ballet as well as a ballet teacher for The Royal Ballet School and The Place. Most recently, he has been a Producer for A.P.Productions working closely with up-and-coming artists and companies such as Juanjo Arques (Netherlands), Paolo Mangiola (UK/Italy), NovaTanz Dance Company (Germany) and Jorge Crecis (UK).

His qualifications include a M.A in Culture, Policy and Management, City University, a Certificate of Higher Education in Arts Management, Birkbeck University, and professional diplomas in Ballet in Education, Royal Ballet and Royal Ballet School, and in Public Relations, London School of Public Relations.

As a Ballet Dancer, Andre joined English National Ballet in 1999 where he performed to great international acclaim for over a decade, with repertoire including ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Coppelia’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Giselle’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Canterville Ghost’ (Title role), ‘Nutcracker’, ‘Snow Queen’, ‘Double Concerto’, ‘Rite of Spring’, ‘Facing Viv’, and ‘Who Cares?’.

Born in Brazil, he started his ballet training under the guidance of Natalia Barbara, before receiving a scholarship to join the Escuela National de Cuba in 1997, then joining English National Ballet School in 1998, with support from the Nureyev's Foundation. His awards include a Solo Seal from the Royal Academy of Dance, twice medalist at the Adeline de Genne Competition (1998 -1999), silver medalist at the Alicia Alonso Ballet Competition (Cuba) and the International Ballet Competition (Cuba). 

Miguel Alcaino IT Consultant

Miguel Alcaino

Miguel Alcaino has worked as a Software Developer for the past four years in Chile and the UK. He has worked for multiple companies such as Sergio Acuna Itda, Planok S.A. and The University of Valparaiso in Chile. As a developer, he is fluent in PHP, Java and #C. New to London, Miguel is excited to apply his skills in development and information management to helping ArtStreamingTV to develop a strong technical basis providing the best possible services for our clients.

Marco Benozzi Camera Operator

Marco Benozzi

Marco is a Filmmaker whose work explores video as a tool to represent architecture. He also works as a freelance Camera Operator and Videographer for organisations including The Place. He formerly worked in the advertising industry as a Video Archivist and Production Coordinator, and has performed both as a musician and dancer, as well as working as a photographer. His studies include Camera Work For Dance, The Place, and a diploma in Documentary Film Making, DFG London.

Roswitha Chester Camera Operator

Roswitha Chester

Roswitha originally trained as a dancer and choreographer at The Laban Centre and enjoys bringing that knowledge to her work as a filmmaker and photographer. She creates dance for camera films, (e.g. ‘Hidden Spaces’, commissioned by Bromley Council & Big Dance) and video installations for live work (e.g. ‘Gravity’, projection on Queens House, Greenwich commissioned by Greenwich and Docklands Festival) as well as documenting artist’s work both on stage and in the studio.

She regularly collaborates with various dancers and choreographers including Rosemary Lee, Protein Dance and Candoco Dance Company as well as working with organisations including Trinity Laban, English National Ballet, Entelechy Arts and Evelina Hospital School at St. Thomas’s. This diverse range of projects gives her the wonderful opportunity to work with a richly diverse mix of people and performers.

Nadya Gorodetskaya Camera Operator

Nadya Gorodetskaya

Nadya started as a photojournalist in a local newspaper in her hometown in Siberia before moving to St Petersburg, where she studied Director of Photography at St Petersburg University of Film and TV. She then moved to London where she has worked as a camera operator, video editor and motion graphics designer. She has done work on many commercials for beauty and fashion brands and live broadcast camera operating in the cultural sector for The Roundhouse music concerts, The Place Dance in addition to her work for ArtStreamingTV. 

Tali Clarke Camera Operator

Tali Clarke

Tali is a Filmmaker at ArtStreamingTV. She works in a variety of mediums and enjoys collaborating with other artists from a variety of practices. She enjoys the symbiotic relationship between the camera and its subject and her work explores human form with charged, visceral imagery that connects with the viewers base instincts. She is formerly a freelance Editor for various production companies, and projects include ‘Classical Destinations’, a documentary series filmed in Australia which focused on classical music composers and the places which inspired them. Her studies include the University of Westminster Film School.

Jimmy Hickmott Stage Manager

Jimmy Hickmott

Jimmy’s involvement with media and the arts started at a young age training to be an actor at the BRIT School. After getting a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths he started working behind the scenes as an Assistant Floor Manager at Capital Studios, working on shows such as Great Food Live and Food Uncut. Since then he has worked on a number of shows and events, including Stage Manager for Flux Events and Floor Manager for Captive Minds. Jimmy is also a DJ and a musician, he is about to release his debut album ‘Nice Try Sunshine’.

Sarah Blanc Presenter

Sarah Blanc

Sarah is an experienced contemporary dance professional based in London. She is Artistic Director of Moxie Brawl, whose recent piece 'Sit Back', toured the UK as part of Gone In 20 Minutes 2013, a showcase for emerging outdoor arts projects. Sarah is Co-founder and Presenter of Inside Dance TV, an online magazine style TV show centred around the the UK contemporary dance scene. Most recent performance credits include Pestiferous, Animated State Dance Theatre Company and Caroline Bowditch. In 2011 she was assistant to choreographer, Aletta Collins for 'Duet for One Voice' at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House and and ‘This Is The Place’, The Place, 2010. She is an Artist with Candoco Dance Company delivering workshops nationally and internationally and working with their youth company Cando2.