MARIAM HASSAN, Local Programmes Manager, Old Diorama Arts Centre
Mariam is a community engagement specialist and founder of Remix Dance, currently working as Local Programmes Manager at Old Diorama Arts Centre (ODAC), where she leads the centre’s participatory programmes.
Remix Dance (now an ODAC project) is a children’s community dance project for children from the Regents Park Estate and neighbouring areas, which uses dance as a tool for supporting personal development and social cohesion.
Born and raised in Camden, Mariam has worked in four different youth and community centres on the Regent’s Park Estate over the past 15 years, including Samuel Lithgow Youth Club, Bengali Workers Association and Regent’s Park Time Bank. Her projects have provided opportunities for families to integrate into the community through arts, dance, community events and educational programmes.