Vivian Gladwell is the founder and director of Nose to Nose and has given hundreds of workshops around the world. He lives both in the United Kingdom and in France, where he started clowning in 1978. He speaks fluent French and English.
Vivian began teaching in 1988 as part of the Lifeways Festival at Emerson College – UK. He created Nose to Nose in the UK in 1990 and Nose to Nose in North America in 2006. He was also the founder of Fool View, the social Clown. He also trained trainers in the United Kingdom, the US, Germany and Italy.
He uses his clowns work in diverse and various areas: teacher training, medicine, conflict management, ecology and intercultural work in South Africa, USA, Senegal, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Italy, Germany and Norway.
He uses the clown as a social playground for exploring our humanity.