Sam Miller (He/Him/His)

Artistic Director

‘I love the rich diversity of the people we work with across Barking & Dagenham, and I am constantly amazed by the endless creativity and resilience of our community’.

Sam leads Green Shoes Arts and steers the company’s artistic and creative life. Get in touch with Sam if you’re interested in working with Green Shoes Arts, or if you have a project you’d like to discuss.

Sam has a background as a stage director, youth theatre director, and acting tutor, and has previously worked with Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, Identity School of Acting, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, and Lewisham Youth Theatre.


Vicki Busfield (She/Her/Hers)

Creative Programmes Manager

‘I’m really passionate about all people being able to access the arts and believe it has an important role in supporting a positive and thriving community’

Vicki works across the programmes for both Children and Young People, and Adults.

Vicki is an inclusive dance artist, choreographer, producer and community facilitator for people aged 2 to 102! She trained at the Northern Ballet School and later London Contemporary Dance School. She is Artistic Director and founder of DashDotDance, an inclusive dance company in East London. She also works for Stopgap Dance Company, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Dance East, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and The Dance Network Association and is a Trustee for CoDa Dance Company.


Kirsty Cherrett (She/Her/Hers)

Creative Programmes Manager

‘The arts have so much to offer.  It really has the power to unlock potential and create lasting change within people.  The process of creating is so valuable and worthwhile.’

Kirsty works across the programmes for both Children and Young People, and the Adult Programme.

Kirsty is an actor and singer who has performed across London and the UK.  She trained at the London School of Musical Theatre, and Middlesex University.  She works as a facilitator in educational and community settings.  She is also a Producer at the new Ruined Theatre.  She is an audition coach for children who are working professionally with her students appearing in The Lion King, School of Rock, Motown, Les Miserables and many more.


Robin Paley Yorke (He/Him/His)

Project Manager

‘I love making spaces for our participants to play, learn and create!’

Robin leads several projects for Green Shoes Arts. Get in touch with Robin if you want to know more about Speak Up or See Hear Speak.

Robin is a performer, practitioner and theatre maker. He has performed from off-West End, to UK tours and internationally at the Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival, Venice Biennale and Kampala International Theatre Festival. He works as a practitioner with Graeae, Extant, ISTA and Invisible Flash, and a visiting lecturer at various drama schools & universities.

Verona Smith

Verona Smith (She/Her/Hers)


‘I am passionate about equality and inclusion and love to see people of all ages with different races, genders, cultures and religions get involved in the arts. I believe Green Shoes Arts is a supportive company which welcomes everyone.’

Verona assists on projects run by Green Shoes Arts and supports the company’s artistic and creative goals. Get in touch with Verona if you have any queries regarding the projects and activities run by Green Shoes Arts.

Verona has a background of music and theatre. With a passion for performing, she studied music performance at The British Academy for New Music and has performed in off west end venues as part of a new writing theatre company.

Callum Graham-Robertson

Callum Graham-Robertson (He/Him/His)

Development Officer

‘For me, it is the people who really make Green Shoes Arts. The artists and community members who take part, the staff and the trustees; they are all so committed to making Barking and Dagenham an exciting, thriving and creative place to live’.

Callum works across the arts and charities sector supporting organisations to grow sustainably. This often involves developing business and fundraising strategies. During his career he has also produced large scale events and films, written innumerable funding bids, and sometimes even finds a little time to do photography. He is a Prince2 Practitioner Level Project Manager and IRM certificated Risk Manager.