Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway

Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway was born in East London to West Indian parents. She trained as a theatre director at the Young Vic and the National Theatre. Her passion for increasing diversity within the arts industry has enabled her to work as a director, producer, audience development officer and facilitator in theatres and schools nationally and internationally. Simeilia has been affliated with theatres such as National Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Young Vic Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Arcola Theatre, Eclipse Theatre, Kali Theatre Company and Baxter Theatre (South Africa). She has devised and facilitated workshops about Black British plays for a wide range of arts organisations and universities. Simeilia has recently produced ‘Voices from the Black Row’, a short film documentary celebrating Black British artists. She is currently working on a new project which aims to document the experiences of women in the arts.