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NDCWales seeks director, chief executive

Posted on August 29, 2014

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ndcwales rhys cozensNational Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) has advertised the posts of artistic director and chief executive.

The company is reorganising its management and board following the departure of director Ann Sholem last year. The new artistic director will lead the company and create its new signature identity.

Based at the Dance House at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, NCDWales is a middle-scale company that plays an important role in leading the dance sector and nurturing talent in Wales. It tours widely in Wales, the UK and globally and has responsibility for the imaginative use of the excellent facilities at its base.

The new artistic director will develop an exciting new identity for the company, not only through his or her own creations but by encouraging and nurturing the work of others. He or she should appreciate the company’s importance within Wales and its strong educational tradition and purpose. The successful candidate will need a strong creative track record, have experience of artistic leadership within a company and be committed to the professional development of dance artists.

NDCWales is also appointing a new chief executive, who will work closely with the artistic director. Reporting to the board, they plan an artistically exciting and financially responsible plan for the company’s future.

The new chief executive will be responsible for producing a stable business model for the company, based on artistic excellence, while developing new strands of income. The successful candidate will be ambitious and dynamic, with proven management skills, including finance, strategic planning and team leadership. He or she should have strong communication skills and be good at nurturing partnerships.

For more information and application packs for both positions, please contact Kelly Twydale, Artistic coordinator by emailing or calling 029 2063 5600. See for more information.

The closing date for applications is September 29, 2014.


Picture: NDCWales in Lee Johnstone’s They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem. Photograph: Rhys Cozens

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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