The Limelight Collective brings high quality performing arts together with Christian spirituality as a way of enriching individual lives and the wider community.
Our multi-disciplinary performances fill our space with a mixture of dance and theatre, live music, film, installation and other performing and visual arts, and we’ve often been seen performing on the streets around our neighbourhood.
We offer community performing arts programmes like our artistic development courses for babies and children, as well as Soul Space, our weekly artistic meditation, which provides opportunity for spiritual life development through artistic practices.
We also offer pastoral care and professional development opportunities for performing artists.
The Limelight Collective is a project of The Salvation Army .
Shaw Coleman - Artistic Director
Shaw Coleman graduated from the Australian National Theatre Ballet School in 2006, before dancing soloist roles in various ballet companies throughout Europe. After marrying in 2011, Shaw danced with the Singapore Dance Theatre, with whom he had the honour of performing for the king and queen of Malaysia. Since returning to Germany in 2013, Shaw has been working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and musical theatre performer, including in a European touring production of Dirty Dancing. Shaw has spent most of his life volunteering for The Salvation Army, and founded The Limelight Collective, a Salvation Army project, in 2016.
Almut Siebel - Artist
After working several years as an architected in Stuttgart, Almut decided to spend some time working and living in Africa and the Middle East, which reinforced her conviction of the benefit that intercultural encounters offer. In 2017 Almut came to Berlin in order to broaden her creative and professional horizons by joining a Masters’ program in Media Spaces. She completed this program with a thesis on “The Significance of Icons in the Production of Space”. Why and how artists effectively influence social developments through their art is one of the most fascinating topics for her. Almut contributes to the team on a freelance basis.
Diana Steinmetz - Dance Teacher
As a teenager, Diana discovered dance through dancing in various musicals. After entering university in 2010 to study political sciences and French, Diana worked a for a number of years in international development before returning to her first love in 2018 and moving to Berlin to study contemporary dance. Diana had been teaching dance to adults and children in Berlin and Stuttgart since 2014, and she is competent in Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Urban Dance, as well as Improvisation. Diana loves dancing herself, especially as a way of expressing her personal experience with Jesus Christ, bringing courage and hope to others.
Katharina Coleman - Project Consultant
Katharina holds a Bachelor in International Business from the University of Alberta in Canada and an MBA from INSEAD in Singapore. With a passion for entrepreneurship and international experience spanning three continents, her core expertise includes business development and strategy. Katharina co-founded The Limelight Collective with Shaw and continues to support it as a consultant on a pro bono basis while pursuing her management career.
Tejas Kumar - Webmaster
As a non-profit project, The Limelight Collective is dependent on donations to finance the work we do. The Limelight Collective is a project of The Salvation Army (Die Heilsarmee i. D. KdöR), a certified member of the Deutsche Spendenrat, a donation transparency regulator.
We are grateful for your tax-deductible donations:
IBAN: DE29 1001 0010 0636 5181 04
The Limelight Collective – ein Projekt der Heilsarmee
Kastanienallee 71 10435 Berlin +49 30 2435 8747
Tram M1/12 to Schwedter Straße/Zionskirchplatz