Christopher Fonesca who is a choreographer, performer and global D/deaf ambassador is wearing a black vest top with short black hair, and is addressing an audience using sign language. On Christopher's right to our left sits musician Tom White, who is wearing a blue shirt with glasses and has short hair with a beard. On Christopher's left to our right is Executive Director and Founder of Surface Area Dance Theatre Nicole Vivien Watson, who is wearing a beige coat and has long red hair. They sit in company on stage during a discussion.

Chief Executive Nicole Vivien Watson, a qualified Communication Support Worker, set up SADT with a clear mission in mind. Nicole’s combined experience and skills as an Artistic Director, Producer, Facilitator and British Sign Language support worker make Nicole a valuable asset to SADT and the broader arts sector. In 2022, through an independent validation, SADT became a Disability Confident Leader. This means SADT agrees to help recruit, retain, and develop disabled people who will help our business succeed. The Disability Confident badge shows disabled people that we recognise their value. We pay our staff and collaborators above Independent Theatre Company, Equity and Living Wage minimum so that our team feels valued and supported, particularly as the cost of living rises.