Blackwinged Creatives was founded in 2014 by JiaXuan Hon.

JiaXuan used it as an excuse to hire brilliant people for great projects. So together with Hannah Andrews and Gabriel Szalontai, from 2015 to 2018 for 3 years, we produced and managed some wonderful stuff (in our opinion anyway!). These projects covered contemporary dance productions and engagement activities, art and technology, a commercial theatre production and even a skincare business.More on this page.

Blackwinged Creatives has now downsized back to a one-woman business.

JIAXUAN – Founder

Born and raised in Malaysia, JiaXuan Hon is a producer, mainly in contemporary dance and particularly at its crossroads with new technology. Always up for a challenge and change, she has also managed businesses, projects and productions outside of dance, e.g. in skincare and commercial theatre – so who knows where she will be next. She holds a BA (Hons) Dance and Culture with Professional Training from the University of Surrey, UK.

Anyway, JiaXuan doesn’t dance anymore and does not want to look like this strange thing (Figure I.1). Follow her on twitter @idanceinbetween.



PROJECTS ASSOCIATES

Our project associates programme from 2014-2018 was a way of providing young talent an entry to arts management. Projects Associates join the company full-time for 12 months, where they receive a generous professional development budget and are encouraged to find their voices as arts managers and producers. Our previous Projects Associates went on to secure job offers from Blackwinged Creatives clients as well as work with artists who they believe will make a difference to the arts ecology.

HANNAH ANDREWS Having lived and worked in Singapore, France, New York, and Zambia, Hannah is enjoying putting her nomadic existence to rest for a while and settling in London. In constant pursuit of opportunities to facilitate exciting and immersive art, Hannah has experience as a Stage Manager, Production Manager, and Producer. She has a degree in English from Durham University and speaks French, Spanish, and British Sign Language. Hannah is particularly inspired by projects that make use of new ideas and technology to challenge the limits of what art and performance are capable of. Find her on LinkedIn.

GABRIEL SZALONTAI Originally from Romania, Gabriel studied art and linguistics before relocating to London in 2009. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Dance Performance from Middlesex University, Gabriel sought to build a career in dance production and arts management. He pursued his dreams by partaking in a number of further education courses, which broadened his creative palette and opened new doors within the industry. Inspired by ever-advancing technology, he is always keen to merge the old and new; art meets science. For Gabriel, the arts can and should excite the mind, challenge current ways of thinking and continue to test new boundaries. Gabriel was a Project Associate between 2015 and 2016, and returned full-time as Project Manager between 2017 and 2018. Find him on LinkedIn.