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The Cultural Leadership Programme

Posted on September 24, 2010

The Cultural Leadership Programme has unveiled its first list of “Women to Watch”, highlighting the work of 50 female leaders, directors, producers and curators from across the UK. The list includes several dance figures. Claire Cunningham, a choreographer and performer who uses crutches on stage and in everyday life, is co-director of Waterbaby Dance Ltd.


Delia Barker is a senior officer in Dance at Arts Council England manages a portfolio of diverse cultural organisations, in partnership with local and national agencies. Gail Parmel is director of ACE Dance & Music, championing African and Caribbean dance. Sharon Watson is the new artistic director of Phoenix Dance Theatre, leading the company as it moves into a new purpose-built home.

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