Thursday, 15 August 2013

Dance UK mentorship

I have been recently selected to take part in Dance UK’s new Dancers’ Mentoring Scheme in Scotland. The programme is organised by Dance UK in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development and is funded by Creative Scotland.
The mentoring scheme offers company and independent dancers a paid mentor working in a high level leadership position from the arts sector or beyond. Over eight months, eight Scottish dancers will be able to gain confidence, develop transferable skills and receive guidance on how to transition from the studio into leadership and managerial positions.
I will be working alongside Chris Fogg, a freelance arts producer, consultant and evaluator, who has for the last two years been the Creative Producer for South East Dance in Brighton, working on their Associate Artists scheme. As part of his current portfolio Chris is the Creative Producer for the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award, as well as being an Arts Council Assessor. He has more than ten years’ experience of arts project development and management, as well as running arts organisations. Chris has also worked for many years as a writer and theatre director, and he frequently collaborates with dance artists, offering dramaturgical support and advice. These have included bgroup, Mark Bruce, Darkin Ensemble, Lost Dog, Probe and StopGap among many others.
It will be a luxury to work with such an experienced artist and producer, and I can't wait to get started! 

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