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Jeanette Siddall CBE

Chair

Freelance consultant working mainly in dance since 2006, Jeanette was previously Director of Dance for Arts Council England and Director of Dance UK. Freelance work has included interim leadership roles for DanceEast and ISTD, co-facilitation of several DanceEast Rural Retreats, funding applications with various NPOs and emerging artists James Cousins and Aakash Odedra, teaching, research and evaluation.  She is Executive Consultant for Dance Consortium and, until March 2016, was Head of Creative Programme for DanceEast covering a maternity leave.

With an MA in Arts Policy and Management from City University and currently studying Social Sciences with the Open University, Jeanette wrote 21st Century Dance, Dance In and Beyond Schools for Youth Dance England, and co-edited ‘Managing Dance’. 

Jeanette has been a dance judge for the Olivier and UK Theatre Awards, and in 2013 received the Dance UK Industry Award and a CBE for services to dance.  In 2015 she became Chair of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Re:Bourne.


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