Braeburn a.k.a. Blake Aleksander
Blake performed for the first time with Smoking Apples in September 2011, bringing a new approach to the company. He works for International Star Management as a clown, puppeteer and singer.
Northern Lights Apple a.k.a. Karl Oskar Sørdal
Karl is a Norwegian lighting designer who currently works as on productions for Smoking Apples.
Karl has worked on numerous productions from dance and theatre; most recently he lit NSOs production of Charles Gounod's "Mireille" directed by Tony Baker (Cadogan Hall, Devonshire Park, Lewes Town Hall) the "Seemingly Invisible" production for Smoking Apples Theatre (The Blue Elephant Theatre), "Fair Trade" for SomoSQuien Dance Company (Curve Theatre) "Yerma" by Frederico Garcia Lorca, directed by Peter Bramley (The Barn Theatre).
Karl has been working professionally in the industry for the last 6 years. For more information about his work please visit www.keyozdesign.com
Babicka Jablko a.k.a. Johana Vanousova
Johana is a puppeteer, actress and musician who tours the Czech Republic with various performances for adults and children. She graduated from DAMU in June 2011 with a masters degree in Alternative Theatre and Puppetry. Johana sings and performs at concerts with a group called Jeleni Loje and is based in Prague. Johana also studied European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College for six months and studied in Nantes during the Autumn of 2010. Johana works with the Apples when in the same country and acts at the company's Czech correspondent.
Transcendent Crabapple a.k.a. Tangle
Tangle is a passionate self-taught photographer who loves taking natural photographs of people in any given situation. Tangles first love is stage and live performance photography, we have been working with him for the past year and we have some exciting collaborations coming up soon. For more information and to view Tangle's excellent online portfolio please visit his website at www.tanglephotography.co.uk
Pink Lady a.k.a. Aimée Holmes
Aimée is a founding member of Smoking Apples. She trained at Rose Bruford College on the European Theatre Arts Course, and graduated in 2009. It was here, and during her Studies at V.S.M.U in Bratislava, Slovakia, that she developed her skills in physical theatre and puppetry. Her experience of studying abroad also equipped her with directorial and classical theatrical skills. Aimée has a passion for blues and jazz music and regularly composes her own songs. Additionally, her passion for lyrical communication often means she can be quite poetic in her approach to text. Aimee left Smoking Apples in 2011, to continue her other creative work.