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I’m from Seville (Spain) - London-based director, producer and educator in theatre & film, with a background in acting, contemporary dance, creative writing & music. I’m the founder of Persona Collective with over ten years of experience making immersive, site-specific work with communities. 

My recent work includes immersive theatre productions in multiple locations around London: 'The Village' (2022/23) multi-locations piece in Soho & Chinatown; ‘The Halfway House’ (2020) at the old Central St. Martins in Holborn; ‘The Candidate’(2019) at The Langham Working Men's Club, Harringay; Outside Inside-Out (2027) at Harringay Warehouse District, London.

My past collaborations include: Briseida (2017) - a short fiction film based in the boat canal community; Unscene-199 (2016), a site-specific month-long theatre and arts festival with New River Studios, London; Falling House (2016), film installation Exhibited in Cities Methodologies, Slade Research Centre, London; Lighthouse (2014) Canning Town, commissioned by Speirs & Majors, working with the residents of Caritas Anchor House, a residential and life skills centre supporting homeless people - the project was about using the building’s windows to reveal the personality of its residents. 


I work primarily with devised theatre techniques. I enjoy experimenting with new and playful methods of theatre creation that blur spatial, temporal and conceptual boundaries, weaving complex webs of fiction and reality, public and private, and past, present and future. In the past, I have collaborated with designers and architects, photographers and choreographers, and writers and technologists, always seeking to develop and broaden my understanding of theatre and film through interdisciplinary work.

My narratives are usually steeped in psychological realism. I am interested in the complexity of human nature, culture and experience. In my work I explore memories, dreams, rituals and magic, alongside existential fears and anxieties. I am interested in how experiences reverberate through time and space, and how buildings and objects embody collective and personal memories. People describe my storytelling as multi-sensory and dreamlike, often absurd and grotesque.


My work can take many forms, manifesting through film, theatre and immersive installations, or combinations of all three. I have experience performing a variety of roles, from teaching, writing and directing to acting, producing and curating. I have worked with sound, light and video projection, musicians, dancers and actors of all ages and backgrounds.


Along this road, I had the opportunity to collaborate with very inspiring artists, with whom I have had the chance to grow and learn from their experience and art making process - without them, many of these projects would never have seen the light. 


Satu Streatfield -

Jack Wates - 

Karolina Burlicowska -

Emma LD -

Sami Sabik -

Emily George -

Ting-Ning Wen -

More info:

Persona Collective  -

Persona Collective instagram - @persona_collective

My instagram - @rocio__ayllon


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