Our People

Louise Pendry, Artistic Director

Louise founded Bounce in 2006. She writes, directs and produces our company projects. Her practice is centred around the concepts of creativity and care in order to facilitate connection, believing that when you are connected to something (yourself, an idea, or others) you feel happier. Louise brings projects into borrowed spaces, shared spaces, community spaces and theatre spaces. She has showcased young people’s work at the Saatchi Gallery, Paul Robeson Theatre, Soho Theatre, Rose Theatre, National Archives, Tara Arts, Bafta HQ, and the BFI. Louise is a Mental Health First Aider, Emergency First Aider, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Speech Bubbles Practitioner, and holds a Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges.

Harriet Ditmore, Creative Learning Manager

Harriet is a multidisciplinary practitioner who incorporates drama, dance and digital into her work. Underpinning her practice is an interest in multi-sensory work and communication in storytelling. Harriet is responsible for our creative learning projects and resources. She develops workshops and afterschool clubs for children and young people across all key stages which link into the wider company work. She is Speech Bubbles trained and is currently completing a Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges.

Lauren Purser, Company Manager

Lauren brings over a decade of working in Higher Education administration and management in London to Bounce. She supports the behind the scenes activities of the company – policy development, project management, and the development of our digital presence. Lauren also works as a professional photographer, with personal interests in science, technology, the natural world, cooking, and gaming. She brings these interests to the development of new projects. Alongside this, she enjoys walking the family dog, Holly, who has become the unofficial Bounce mascot! Lauren is also a School Governor for her local primary school.

Natalie Rumbol, Company Administrator

After the birth of her daughter, Natalie started volunteering in the arts whilst studying business. She has an interest in art, design and textiles. She looks forward to injecting some of her creative flair into Bounce projects alongside supporting the administration functions of the company.

Gemma Lloyd, Artistic Associate

Gemma spent nearly seven years at Art School training to be a creative artist. She has always worked in the arts, including running her own business in the film and theatre world, and now runs an art shop in Tooting Market with a friend. She also runs an organisation that enables many people to engage in the arts. She believes that art is really important for everyone to experience and is making it her mission to make this happen. She loves to draw, make prints, and jewellery out of metal. When she’s not working she loves to go to the cinema, lifting weights in the gym, going for really long walks and laughing a lot with her friends and family.

Jeni Walker-Lawes, Artistic Associate

Jeni is a maker artist focused on developing creative opportunities for, and deep connections with, the communities in and near Tooting, where she is proud to live. Her design education has included fashion, textiles, and 3D design, often using reclaimed and repurposed materials to make functional and fun household designs, large scale eye-catching toys, and costumes. She has worked on designs for Notting Hill Carnival and a local ‘Trashcatchers’ carnival. This led to a deep involvement with the local environment group, Transition Town Tooting. Jeni cherishes spaces where people can connect – green, public, social and now digital. She tries to work with people who might not otherwise get a chance to develop their ideas and express their views.