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As an independent theatre, we usually meet new creatives with every new project. Throughout the years, our theatre company had a chance to work with incredible people and every one of them brought something new to our creative vision and contributed to our growth for which the founders will be forever grateful. Here you can read about some of them.

Juliana Sersenova

Founder and Former Director


Juliana is the main founder of the theatre. If it wasn't for her, this project would have never come to life. She was the head of the theatre until 2020. Her passion to make theatre anywhere she goes is the reason our company exists. However, her life journey led her to move back to Slovakia where she settled and started a new amazing chapter of her life. She is still involved as our formal and emotional support in our theatre's development while keeping an eye on the artistic vision. Prior to her leave, she wrote the scripts and coordinated the collaborative direction. Her theatre activity among Slovak migrants in London began in 2009. She maintained the existence of the theatre by producing approximately one theatre production a year since 2009. Initially in Slovakia, she trained as a secondary school teacher. She first directed at a students' theatre (2003 - 2007). Consequently, she was devising theatre with children (2006) and she has been devising with young adults in London since 2008. Her work with both amateur and trained actors in London was reflected on during MA Applied Theatre studies at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015.

Petra Čornaková


Petra performed in Academy for Women. She has recently completed her Master‘s degree in Physical Acting at the University of Kent. She gained experience mainly through her previous studies in Theatre and Performing Arts in London - BTEC in Performing Arts and BA in Drama and Theatre Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has previously worked as a theatre maker, director, deviser, drama club teacher, site-specific practitioner and was part of numerous community projects involving local and elderly people with dementia. She is currently living and carrying on making theatre in Prešov, Slovakia.

Jana Jenčová


Jana performed in Mum, what did you want?. She comes from Dlhé Klčovo, Slovakia, she studied acting in Banská Bytrica at the Academy of Arts. For four years she worked in Café Theatre Burlesque in Palma de Mallorca as an actress and an author of plays based on physical theatre. At the moment Jana lives and works in Berkhampsted.

Monika Šimková


Monika performed in Mum, what did you want?. She was born in Banská Bystrica, studied acting at the Conservatory of J. Adamovič in Košice and graduated a year-long course at East 15 Acting School in London. She currently works in London and is looking at her options of further education.

Barbora Trubačová


Barbora performed in Mum, what did you want? She comes from Ostrava, Czech Republic. She is currently studying Advertising, PR and Branding at Middlesex University in London. She studied classical singing at the Janáček Conservatoire in Ostrava and got involved in theatre productions at the Waldorf Lyceum in Ostrava. She enjoys acting as well as the backstage work - production assistance and PR.

Jazmína Jablončíková


Jazmína performed in Mum, what did you want? She’s a daughter of Slovaks who has settled in Romania, she is from the town of Oradea. Jazmína did her bachelor’s degree in Cinematography and Media in Kluz and continues with studying Filmmaking at the University of East London.

Katarina Sliacka

Music Composer

Katarína composed and recorded all piano parts in Academy for Women. She made up the tune for the song 'The Woman'. She graduated from The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, achieving MA in Choir Conducting. Previously, she trained as a secondary school music teacher at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra. Katarína prepared all music arrangements for the previous STL production Migrants' Rhapsody, including the composition of the music to the song 'Loneliness' and recorded all piano parts for the Rhapsody sounds. Katarina is an excellent piano player and teacher, with a passion for innovative composition.

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Zuzana performed in Academy for Women and she has recorded songs for Mum what did you want. She graduated from the Catholic Conservatoire in Bratislava in performing arts. Consequently, she achieved diploma in musical theatre after two-year studies at the same school. She is a highly experienced singer, past member of BL Gospel Choir based in Vienna and Sway Band from Prievidza, Slovakia. She is currently touring Europe with the international theatre project Live Statues. Living in London, she carried on developing her passion in musical theatre by completing a specialized course in musical acting.

Simon Kopunec


Simon performed in Academy for Women. He has recently graduated from The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, completing the five-year course (BA + MA) in classical acting, following his previous secondary school studies of performing arts at State Conservatoire Bratislava. He has got rich on stage experience  and is currently involved in various Slovak theatres such as the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava or the City Theatre in Trenčín. He also makes apperances in Slovak films and TV series. Simon is a dedicated singer of the BL Gospel Choir from Vienna.

Lukáš  Bozik


Lukáš performed in Mum, what did you want?. He comes from Handlová. He studied journalism and for years he acted in an alternative student theatre VYDI at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra and a few drama companies in the region he’s from. Lukas lives and works in London.

Matěj Paprčiak



Matěj joined the crew in February 2017, excited he can finally fulfil his long-time dream to perform in a serious theatre production - he acted in Academy for Women. Matěj is an experienced model and works for prestigious model agencies in Prague and in London. He is of a mixed Slovak and Czech origin and he popped into STL members whilst studying MA Business Management at the Middlesex University in  London. Participation at STL helped him to gain necessary acting skills as well as the understanding of the challenging process of a theatre show preparation.

Klaudia Tomanová



Klaudia acted in Academy for Women. She already had a chance to shine as an actress in three countries; Slovakia, the UK and the US, where she was taught by some of the very successful Broadway actors. She was a proud cast of the musical The Producers in California. She is also a fresh graduate from BA Theatre Arts at Middlesex University in London. She was performing as Rebecca/Becky in the STL production Academy for Women in 2017. Klaudia is also a blogger at where she blogs and makes regular YouTube videos under the name CLOWD. She is also a passionate stand-up comedian.

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Dalibor Buranda


Dalibor Buranda's performed in Extreme [the new norm]. Dalibor graduated from the London College of Music with BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. Before moving to the UK, he also studied Music and Drama at the Private Conservatoire in Nitra, Slovakia. He has played the lead role of Jesse in "Cyber Heist" directed by Helena Carlsen. He also appeared in the supporting role of Michael in "Crossroads" by Tommaso Frixione and is about to play the role of Nikolay in an upcoming film "Rivals". He played the lead role of Rudi Kruger in 'A History of Violence', King Herod in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and Young Clyde in 'Bonnie & Clyde'. In 2021, Dalibor secured a place at two of the best drama schools in the world - Arts Educational Schools in London, UK and The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, where some of the biggest celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Chris Evans or Marilyn Monroe trained acting. Dalibor is a very open, easy-going and friendly person who always strives to bring excellence and originality into his work. In his free time, he loves to read, travel, and speak all things Marvel. He joined the theatre in 2020.


Katarína Martin


Katarína joined our cast in 2021 for Extreme [the new norm]. Her acting journey started when she moved to London 11 years ago. She trained as an actress at the Drama Studio London. Since then, she predominantly played in film and TV shows including well-known productions. Her credits include Sonja /Crown S4, Dylan's girlfriend/, Cuckoo S3, Hazel George/ Life of Walt Disney, Rosa/ short film, I love you because I love you, Reporter/Deceit, featured role Countess/ The Great, Swinnerton lady/ Grantchester S7, doubling role in Marvel movie. In her free time, she writes short scripts for movies and now also for our plays. Fun fact: Katarína has an international origin, being born in Slovakia with Italian, Balkan, Scandinavian and Russian roots.


Tereza Růžičková


Tereza comes from the Czech Republic bringing an international vibe to our theatre. Tereza gained her acting experience in youth drama groups, she performed at the amateur theatre in Hodkovice nad Popelkou HAD, where she performed in plays inspired by Chekhov. Later, she was a cast member of Theatre F.X. Šaldy in Liberec, Czech Republic. Her credits include ‘History of the Party of Modest Progress Within the Law’ (2014), and ‘The End of Old Times’ (2018). She took a part in the summer acting course at The Academy of Dramatic Arts in Prague. Tereza moved to London in 2019 to study BA in Performance and Production. Apart from acting, she is a skilled vocalist being a member of the choir Severáček since 6 years old. Her creative work interests are predominantly modern arts and physical theatre. Tereza joined the theatre in 2021.

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Simona Gibejová


Simona's performed in Extreme [the new norm]. She has gained extensive acting and music training at The Private Conservatoire of Dezider Kardoš in Prešov, Slovakia. She took part in the workshops focused on Comedia del Arte and Puppetry. Simona moved to London as a 19-year graduate to pursue her acting career, and since then she has appeared in a number of film and TV productions. Her film credits include lead roles as 'Mother Nature' in 'L'effet Humain' (2021), 'Her' in 'Sheltered'(2021), 'Daughter' in 'Daughter' (2021), 'Venus' in 'Polyamory' (2020). Her theatre credits include 'The Fox' in 'The Little Prince' (2019), 'Dead Woman' in 'La Valse du Hasard' (2019), 'A Dog' in 'Dog's World' (2018). Simona is also a solo performer who creates and directs her own short movies and videos. She plays the piano and sings. However, her creativity goes beyond theatre, Simona also creates designs for clothes and accessories which she sells under her brand SimonettArt. She joined the theatre in 2020.

Barbora Sláviková

Former Co-Manager

Barbora helped with the management and production of Extreme [the new norm]. She also created the new design of our website. In 2021, Barbora graduated with Master's in Digital Marketing. Her BA in Music Business and Arts Management from Middlesex University kicked off her ambition of working within the arts industry mainly because of her passion for collaboration with artists. Barbora currently works for Tagsmart, a business that provides Certification and DNA tagging for fine art. Outside her daily job, she is collaborating with a photographer and visual artist Olga Suchanova and a young musical talent Nina Kohout. She also co-curated a visual arts project focused on sustainability and climate changes through art practices which in August 2022 at Thames-Side Studios.

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Jozef Radovský


Jozef is our newest member, cast for Extreme [the new norm]. After his studies at the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, he moved to London and decided his pathway will turn towards acting. Jozef did his acting training on courses at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts with well-established actors. He has recently graduated from the Identity School of Acting the double award-winning drama school based in London and Los Angeles which provides direct casting for its students. Over the past three years, Jozef’s gained more acting experience in international film and TV productions as well as several music videos in the UK. His credits include roles in independent films: Daniel in 'Mama’s Bois', Waiter in 'Bus Girl', supporting role in 'Sandwich Boy'. He also had supporting and extra roles in Netflix productions such as 'The Crown'.


Sara Šišková

Theatre Designer

Sara is a set and costume designer based in London. In 2017, she designed the set for 'Academy for Women' and developed the common idea of costume design. Sara designed the costumes and arranged props for the latest production Extreme [the new norm]. She began her journey as a theatre designer back in Slovakia, studying costume design at a secondary school. She also finished her undergraduate studies at the University of the Arts London focusing on set and costume design. Amongst her projects are the designs for The Corbett Theatre in collaboration with East 15 Acting School, The Place in collaboration with London Contemporary Dance School and the design for a production of 'How to Survive a Swarm of Bees' at The Lyric Hammersmith.

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