The Creative Homes team

Sally-Anne Donaldson

Creative Director

Sally is a multi-tasking mum of two who comes from a varied performance background including circus, dance and choreography. She also has a background in education, having taught dance to young people in prison as well as training practitioners in community dance outreach and education.
In 2009 Sally completed an MA in Dance Anthropology, at Roehampton where she focused her research on creative movement practise in 0-2 year olds. In 2010 she set up Tea Dance for Little People to promote the health, wellbeing and development of children through theatre and movement.

Sally’s belief in the importance of creativity and movement in all aspects of young children’s lives lead her to start Creative Homes in order to explore these things with families directly in their own homes where they need it most.

Helen Maier

Lead Designer and Hub Manager

Helen is a designer, writer and illustrator. She believes that stories are one of the most important ways for young children and adults to communicate. She loves working with families to find new ways for them to share stories and play together.

Helen is also a Hub Manager, running one of our community hubs to provide support and play to local families at weekly group sessions and through creative home visits.

Sarah Walker

Visual Co-ordinator

Sarah manages “the cave” otherwise known as our working studio. Here, everything is designed and made, from costumes, props and sets to craft packs that are delivered to families.

Sarah originally worked as a dancer before a diverse circus career was born: performing, choreographing and teaching, with a particular interest of working with those with additional and special needs.

Grassi Francesca

Junior Designer

Francesca studied design in Milan and after working for more than 6 years in a creative studio, she moved to London to expand her horizon.  Francesca works for Creative Homes and TDLP, taking care of the graphic projects and helping to communicate the work to families, housing, children’s services, nurseries and other partners.


Eliza Wilson

Sales and Programming Manager

Eliza is a freelance arts education manager and mum of two. While studying a BA in World Theatre and Media Studies at Southbank University and Central School of Speech and Drama she became passionate about community arts and the importance of access to high quality artistic experiences for everyone. Shortly after graduating she started working for Bromley Council as an Arts Development Officer before becoming Head of Education at Stratford Circus for 11 years, managing the education strategy and community, education and children’s theatre programmes. Eliza works with TDLP supporting fundraising and programme development for Creative Homes as well as helping to build relationships with venues.

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