Cultural Leadership

In addition to my work a a choreographer and performer:

Creative Director of Dance North Scotland: I co-founded the organisation in 2003, inspired by the setting of Findhorn Bay and belief that the locally based arts facilities would provide the perfect venue for which to promote dance to both a local, national and international audience.  I direct the look and feel of the company and its activities, working with a small and dedicated.  I curate our annual RISE festival of contemporary dance and performance – a programme of world-class contemporary performance in the idyllic setting of Findhorn.  The company is now at the vanguard of contemporary dance development, committed to increasing the opportunities for participation in dance with a programme of artist residencies; international workshops; classes for children, youth and older adults; and classes for people of all ages with additional support needs.

Culture Cafe was stablished in 2011 by Kresanna Aigner of Findhorn Bay Art and myself  and relies on the continued engagement  of many. Culture Cafe is a meeting place for practicing artists and people who work in the arts based in and around Moray. Organisations and individuals from across the region are encouraged to host their own Culture Cafe events with different themes, networking and always good food and drink.

I am an active member of the local and national arts sector, sitting on the Moray Cultural Strategy/Moray Place Partnership stakeholders group.