EUNICE ROBERTS

DEAN of BADA


What’s the most bizarre job you’ve ever had (aside from BADA)?

As a student making Christmas puddings at Easter at Cadbury’s

Where is your favorite place to relax?

In a beach hut

What’s your go-to lunch?

Leftovers from the night before

What’s your favorite quotation?

“Fail …fail again … fail better”

What have you never understood?

String theory

The Trustees are also the Directors of the limited company. 


BADA is a registered charity and is thus supervised by a Board of Trustees chosen carefully from different professional fields to ensure relevant expertise is readily available to a not-for-profit organisation.

CHRISTINA IBIRONKE

PROGRAMS & RECRUITMENT MANAGER


If you weren’t a Programs Manager, what would you be?

A dance teacher or professional athlete

What is your favorite quotation?

“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”

What talent would you like to have?

A singing voice like Whitney Houston

What movie can you watch over and over?

Coming to America

AUGUSTE SILVANAVICIUTE

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER


What is your favorite place to relax?

Surfing in the ocean, for sure

What’s your favorite book?

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, I think. It left a great impression when I was reading it as a teenager and I really loved the main character. But I love all sorts of books, big fan of Murakami, Bukowski, Irwin Welsh.

What is the most bizarre job you’ve ever had (aside from BADA!)?

I once got a job to write fake horoscopes! It was advertised as some copywriting job which turned out to be making up horoscopes. I quit after 1 day as I could not bear the thought of how unethical it was.

What is your favorite place in London?

Hampstead Heath – I love old oak trees there and swimming in Ladies’ pond. It’s such a magical piece of wild nature in London

What is your favorite quotation?

“Has a piece of me been left behind everywhere? In all the mirrors I have looked into? I have seen lots of them, countless ones! Am I scattered everywhere in them? Has each of them taken some part of me? A thin impression, a thin slice of me? Have I been shaved down by mirrors like a piece of wood by a carpenter’s plane? What is still left of me?” I take her by the shoulders. “All of you is still here,” I say. “On-the contrary, mirrors add something. They make it visible and give it to you—a bit of space, a lighted bit of our-self.”

ROSE MILLS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT


What is your favorite film?

If I could choose a top 3, I’d say Cabaret, When Harry Met Sally and Rushmore. I saw Little Women recently and loved that, too.

What talent would you like to have?

Speaking multiple languages

What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten?

Pizza at Sorbillo in Naples, or Basque pintxos in San Sebastián

If you weren’t an Administrative Assistant, what would you be?

A restaurant critic!

What is your favorite book?

Beloved by Toni Morrison had a huge effect on me and inspired my dissertation at uni. More recently I’ve loved Sally Rooney’s work, especially Normal People.

What is your favorite performance of the last 10 years?

Most of my favourites are from the Edinburgh Fringe, where I worked for the last 3 festivals. Performances that stick out include Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer, Six the Musical in its initial run and the cabaret comedian Catherine Cohen. Also, finally seeing Hamilton in the West End was amazing!

HELEN AINSWORTH

FINANCE MANAGER


If you weren’t a Finance Manager, what would you be?

A fusing glass artist, a hobby I discovered a few years ago. But I’d need loads more practice before I could pay my mortgage!

What is your favorite performance of the past ten years?

Hard to choose but would probably have to be my eldest performing the Interlude from Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Could have heard a pin drop as the last notes died away. One proud Mum moment.

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

A day learning how to ride a trials bike

What is your favorite place to relax?

Sitting in a deck chair with a coffee, face to the sun, at a mountain restaurant having spent the morning skiing.

JENNIFER ROCKWOOD

SUMMER PROGRAMS ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR


What is your favorite quotation?

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something.  That’s the only thing that never fails.  You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewer of baser minds.  There is only one thing for it then – to learn.  Learn why the world wags and what wags it.  That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.  Learning is the only thing for you.  Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” — T.H. White, The Once and Future King

What is your favorite performance of the past ten years?

Sorry I have to go back further. Rufus Sewell in Arcadia. Favorite all time.

What is the most bizarre job you’ve had (aside from BADA!)?

Well, it’s not the most bizzarre (I’ve done a lot of jobs!) but I did have the pleasure of working at the US Open Tennis Championships last summer, letting people on and off Court 12.

Can the Arts save the world?

Yes, yes they can.

SETH DRANGINIS

MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


What is your favorite dessert?

Coffee ice cream with a chocolate chip cookie

What is your favorite book?

Too many: Dan Simmons’s Hyperion Cantos, Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Kevin Brockmeier’s The Brief History of the Dead, Iain M. Banks’s Look to Windward, and Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita all vie for the top spot, but the one I turn to the most is Mark Helprin’s The Winter’s Tale.

Where is your favorite place to relax?

On a long walk, ideally on the path around the horse field at my parents’ house

What is the most bizarre job you’ve ever had (aside from BADA!)?

I spent two summers working as a lifeguard at a pool where no one ever swam!

What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten?

Duck and Cherry Pie with a glass of old vine Chenin Blanc in Stellenbosch, South Africa

MAREK WOJCIK

CARETAKER


What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

Music equipment Pioneer CDJ800

Do you have any pets?

Cat (Prada) with attitude, Dog (Figiel) very likeable

What is your favorite place to relax?

Regent’s Park for sure

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had (aside from BADA!)?

Segregating socks in a warehouse

What movie can you watch over and over?

Super funny and real comedy Seksmisja directed by Juliusz Machulski


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