News: Nigel Hinds appointed as Director @ The Place

Friday 19 March 2004

The Executive Team of The Place, one of the world’s foremost centres for contemporary dance, today announced the appointment of Nigel Hinds to the role of The Place Director.
The Place Director is responsible for all aspects of The Place’s business, fostering synergy and cohesion across The Place and taking responsibility for central services. The post is one of four in the Executive Team which is responsible for leading and managing The Place, the other three being Richard Alston CBE (Artistic Director), John Ashford CBE (Theatre Director) and Veronica Lewis MBE (Director, London Contemporary Dance School). The Executive Team sets and promotes the culture and vision of The Place.
Ian Fisher, Chairman of The Place Board, said, _” We are delighted that Nigel will be taking up this key role at The Place. He is a person of great integrity, vision and experience and ideally placed to work as part of the Executive Team in continuing the great strides forward The Place has taken in recent years.” _
__Nigel Hinds commented, “ I am honoured to be joining The Place. It is the heart-beat of contemporary dance in London and to be part of its future is an exciting and stimulating opportunity.”

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Nigel Hinds has over 25 years professional experience in the contemporary performing arts. For the last four years he has worked as a freelance manager, programmer and consultant specialising in dance. His recent clients include Phoenix Dance Theatre, Jonathan Burrows and Peter Badejo, and he was Associate Artistic Director of the 2003 Brighton Festival.
He is Chairman of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and on the Board of Dance Umbrella. Nigel was Arts Programming Director of Sadler’s Wells for seven years until 2000; prior to that he was Director of Phoenix Arts in Leicester and Programming Co-ordinator of the Almeida Theatre.

The Place is one of the world’s foremost centres for contemporary dance. It is home to the Richard Alston Dance Company, the Robin Howard Dance Theatre, Britain’s busiest dance venue, and London Contemporary Dance School, a leading school for vocational training in dance and a founding member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. London Contemporary Dance School has provided vocational training for over 30 years for dance artists at certificate, degree and postgraduate level. The Place offers a wide range of dance activities, from evening classes for dance beginners to services for the dance professional. It also runs extensive and innovative education projects within the local community and beyond.

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