Hearts & Minds is delighted to announce that Suzie Ferguson has been appointed as Artistic Director. Suzie is currently a Senior Practitioner with Hearts & Minds, which she joined in 2010 after training at clown school in Barcelona. She is a respected practitioner, performer and a highly skilled hospital clown. She will take over as Artistic Director in January 2018 as Hearts & Minds enters its 21st anniversary and she will lead the creative and artistic development of the Clowndoctor and Elderflower Programmes founded by previous Artistic Director Magdalena Schamberger.
Talking about her new role with the company, Suzie Ferguson said:
‘It is a total privilege and honour to take the artistic lead of Hearts & Minds, an organisation that I care so deeply about, and a team of such highly skilled and wonderful clowns. I feel exhilarated and so excited for the future of the organisation; it is amazing how far saying ‘yes’ and following your passion can get you! From my first day at clown school in Barcelona in 2006, I knew that clowning would be my life. I immediately understood it to be a unique art form in its ability to make positive and meaningful connections with people from all walks of life. I didn’t dare dream that 11 years later I would be taking the artistic reigns from our founder and Artistic Director of nearly 21 years, Magdalena Schamberger, but I am delighted, and can’t wait to get started in January.’
For more information about Hearts & Minds visit their website.