Artistic Director, Pan Intercultural Arts, United Kingdom
John Martin is a founding member of Pan and has been the artistic director throughout its history. Originally a dancer and actor in a previous life, he trained at Bristol University and the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. In recent years he has concentrated on using the Arts for Social Change and have been invited by various global NGOs to deliver programmes to aid the rehabilitation of people affected by war, natural disaster and poverty in many countries. He regularly writes and teaches on issues around interculturalism, creativity and theatre for development both in the UK and abroad. Luckily he has an eclectic bunch of inspired colleagues who all make Pan the special place that it is today.