News: New Executive Director for Candoco

Wednesday 20 April 2005

The flagship integrated dance company, have appointed a new Executive Director. Lauren Scholey will be working in partnership with the Artistic Director, Celeste Dandeker, playing a key role in setting strategy and delivering the company’s mission.

Lauren has recently been working on a range of dance projects as a freelancer. She previously worked for Arts Council England and East London Dance in the independent dance sector, with a particular specialism in the social inclusion, youth and integrated dance sectors.

Celeste Dandeker said ‘It’s fantastic news that Lauren will be joining us. She has always been tremendously supportive of the work of the company and truly understands and advocates the company mission of broadening the perception of what dance is. She will be an asset to CandoCo.’

Candoco celebrate their fifteenth anniversary in 2006 and have recently received an increase of 22% in their grant from Arts Council England. Dawn Prentice, the current Executive Director, is leaving after ten years with the company to pursue a freelance career.

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