Lia Ikkos-Serrano

Arts Manager/ Director

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I conceptualize, produce and create performances that scratch at the surface until the dark shines through. I can transfer these skills over to other roles in creative industries, from producing events, to giving artistic direction, to applying imaginative thinking and generating solutions, and leading teams towards project completion. Past employment includes Assistant Director at Abbey Road for the TV show ;Live from Abbey Road, Season 5', and free-lance Sub Editor for market research/ behavioral analysis company Canvas*. Working along side Miranda Davis who is a leading creative producer in multi-platform communications, we assist businesses who need to update their appeal and approach towards their audience. In my most creative sphere I continue prizing a working relationship with composers, adjusting the entertainment scene with new ways of working music into life.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Travel
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Languages
  • Touring
  • Performing

Work history

Currently

Co-producer & Art Director

Mimira

Dec 2014
  • Creative solutions and bespoke communications company. Independent art works as liaikkos or operaviscera take place on the artistic platform. heavy in music of diverse roots

2015

Venue Manager

Kansas Smitty’s

Apr 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Hostess and General Manager of opening jazz venue and cocktail bar. Maintenance of venue front and back of house. Hosting musicians for up to 4 concerts/ week. Hiring, training and contracting of staff. Stock maintenance deliveries. Price checking items. Preparing, executing, clearing service. Welcoming guests as hostess. Curating a series of films. Researching venues for a tour. Marketing on social media. Upholding relations with local businesses and the council.

2015

Translator & Sub-editor

Canvas8

Dec 2014 - Nov 2015
  • Working for market research and behavior analysis company, dealing with global interviews used to survey product development with brands such as Nike, Wolford, Telematic Car Insurance, and more. Translating interviewees and writing up findings. Occasional Sub-Editing for online publication into global trending in the consumer sector.

2014

Hostess

Gardzienice OPT

Jul 2012 - Dec 2014
  • Hosting international festivals on European Union Centre from International Research and Artistic Practices, GardzieniceOPT, Poland. Hosting festivals including Mantic Perspectives with Oxford University, Wandering Theatres, India India, and Ukraine Festival. Inviting artists from far reaching global regions, as hostess I would cated for the entertainment of 300+ guests with the 12 person company. Events included lectures, performance, and ceremony. Interim periods dedicated to artistic research and creation, and the touring of productions globally to partake in exchange programs, including at the FAJD International Festival in Iran.

2012

Assistant Producer

Live From Abbey Road/ Channel 4

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
  • Researching and selecting recording artists to invite to Abbey Road Studios for filming of live set to air on Channel 4. Looking after guests at the studio, particularly Wolkswagen Personnel and sponsors of the show. Invigilating building security for shoot days, monitoring out-of-house workers. Accommodating artists on arrival and being their port of call whilst in the building.

Education

2012

Directing, Performing, Writing

RADA

Aug 2012 - May 2012
  • Text and Performance

2011

French, Italian, German, Philosophy, Poetics, Semiotics and More

University College London

Aug 2007 - Jul 2011
  • Language and Culture

2007

Classical Vocal Studies

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Aug 2004 - Aug 2007
  • Vocal studies