THE COMPANY MEMBERS
Associate Director | Musician
Angelina Schwammerlin is a contemporary musician based in Graz in Austria. As a sound artist she creates acoustic patterns and soundscapes using live, recorded, natural and digital elements. In 2006, Angelina finished her scientific work "Music as Expression". She released the album "Cosmo" (2013) and trained in immersive theatre with Ana Monro in Slovenia. In 2015 she founded the umbrella organization Transmitter Performance, which produces contemporary culture projects. Angelina has been working with the Signdance Collective since 2012 focusing on exploring methods of working as a musician within a dance-theatre process.
LIONEL M. MACAULEY
Spoken Word Artist | Actor | Dancer
Lionel M. Macauley (Sunrise; 1992 - Sunset; 2020) was born and raised in Franklin, NJ by parents who migrated to the United States from Sierra Leone/West Africa. Working with Signdance afforded him the opportunity to travel Europe before audiences in places like Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Turkey, and London. He release a spoken word EP called “ELLO” in June 2019 and it is available on all streaming platforms. Lionel was honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Signdance Collective once again and was very humbled to have his pieces utilized in the company's projects.
ASHLEY ANTONIA LOPEZ
Performer | Marketer | Website Designer
Ashley is a New York City based Afro-Latina and graduated from Pace University with her BA in Devise Acting. Through her acting program, Ashley had the opportunity to perform in the Sibiu Theatre Festival. She also performed in an original piece titled, The Female Role Model Project, and performed in an immersive play called, An Immersive Theatrical Journey to Fight Human Trafficking. Recently, she has collaborated with Envision Artist Company Inc. to create a film called “Stages of Love” in which she produced and acted in it. Now she is looking forward to start her new theater company called XX Theater Company.
Performer | Computer Engineer
Peter Ositadinma is a Nigerian(Biafran), based in Sardinia. He's an actor, singer and dancer. He also works as an entrepreneur and is focusing on web development and graphic design. Peter is currently reading computer engineering at the University of Cagliari.
Filmmaker | Creative Producer | Editor
Rob is a producer and director from Wrexham, Wales. He is the founder of production company 73 Degree Films and has produced numerous film, arts and community projects. Rob has worked with Signdance on shows including 'The Turtle Trials' (producer) and 'In Between Spaces' (filmmaker) which have been developed and showcased internationally, including in Slovenia, Austria, Turkey, USA and Mexico. In 2021 Rob was once again selected to be part of the prestigious BFI x BAFTA Crew programme for emerging UK film talent. He is a BAFTA Cymru member and producer of the FOCUS Wales Film Festival, supported by Ffilm Cymru.
VIVIANA F. MOLINARES
Born of Cuban heritage, and raised in Virginia and Miami, Viviana brings an eclectic background to her art. Having a strong art foundation from her Bachelor of Fine Arts and numerous graduate courses, Viviana moved right into the media arts field working as a set designer both at home and abroad, distinguishing herself as a master designer for Spanish telenovelas, filmed in the US and Latin America. Viviana enhanced her art experience by working as an art teacher to the children of the native American tribe in the Florida Everglades. Her art garnered the attention of the corporate world providing her with the opportunity to work on art projects for Ford, Disney, Office Depot, Imagos and Sabor a Mexico. Viviana loves to paint and create in her Florida studio both for herself and the many commissions she is offered.