Our People

Artistic Director

Louise Pendry

Company Manager

Lauren Purser

Creative Learning Manager

Harriet Ditmore

Artistic Associates & Collaborators

Andrew Demetrius
Gemma Lloyd
Jeni Walker-Lawes

Creative Learning Partners

Anstee Bridge
Fircroft Primary School
Smallwood Primary School

Community Partners

Grace Dear Trust
Home Café
Paradise Cooperative

Young People’s Board


Our Core Team

Louise Pendry - Artistic Director

Louise Pendry - Artistic Director

Louise founded Bounce in 2006. Alongside overseeing the strategic development of the business, Louise continues to devise and deliver our creative work.

She is an emerging playwright, making new work in collaboration with participants. Recent work including Lonely Town, SCAR, Emoji and Fried Chicken.

Louise connects with educators, voluntary sector and health professionals to ensure all of our work is made with complete care for the people who join us.

She is a Mental Health First Aider, and Safeguarding Officer for Bounce.

Harriet Ditmore - Creative Learning Manager

Harriet Ditmore - Creative Learning Manager

Harriet is an actress, drama and dance practitioner. She facilities workshops with all ages from children in reception through to G.C.S.E students. Alongside this, she has delivered workshops in bespoke settings such as young offenders and alternative education settings for young people with emotional health needs.

Harriet blends drama and dance practices into her work, along with a growing interest in mixed media. Underpinning all of her practice is the importance of  creating a safe space where young people feel confident enough to explore performing.

Lauren Purser - Company Manager

Lauren Purser - Company Manager

Lauren’s professional background includes more than a decade in Higher Education administration and management in London, and six years as a professional photographer. For Bounce, Lauren is focused on behind the scenes activities supporting project management, scheduling, organisation, and website management. Lauren also serves as Governor for a local primary school.

Lauren’s personal interests include science and technology, the natural world, and gaming. She also enjoys walking the family dog, Holly, who has become the unofficial Bounce mascot.