Asha Jennings-Grant Movement Director | Intimacy Coordinator & Director
Intimacy Coordination for Screen
Asha has worked on a number of TV drama series supporting cast and crew and advocating best practice when working on scenes with a sexual nature. Liaising closely with production, directors/ADs and relevant departments in pre and post production, she ensures that the actor works comfortably and safely on set. Asha is also a member of the BECTU Intimacy Coordinators Branch: Training Working Group.
Specialist skills for IC work:
Mental Health First Aid (Dolly Mental Health-MHFA)
Creative Industries Safety Passport (Bectu)
Tackling harassment and bullying at work (ScreenSkills)
Intimacy Direction for Stage
Asha enables a safe rehearsal and working environment, implementing intimacy tools and protocols throughout the rehearsal period and performance run. Asha has had the pleasure of working as Intimacy Director on the production of Leopards at The Rose Theatre, Kingston. She also provided intimacy support for Jitney playing at Leeds Playhouse and for the company at The Maltings Theatre on their musical production of Vinegar Tom.
"Important and deeply felt work is also provided by Asha Jennings-Grant, the production's intimacy director, who has ensured not only that Higginson and Martin are at no risk physically or emotionally from their work but also that Kim Davies' writing can be presented in - with a delicate, nuanced approach to sexual violence and consent."
Sam Waite, All That Dazzles
"To ensure a safe process for the team, they're working with intimacy director Asha Jennings-Grant. 'I'm so glad that she is here and that we're working in a company that understands why she is needed in the room.'"
Actor Saffron Coomber in Leopards (The Stage)
"The creative team includes intimacy coordinator Asha Jennings-Grant and the bedroom scenes are superbly choreographed."
Theo Bosanquet, The Stage