Staff & Board

Front of House staff

Active Staff

Jim Hollington | Chief Executive | Contact

Tony Mills | Artistic Director | Contact 

Isabel Moura Mendes | Centre Director | Contact

Morag Deyes | Curator for Fringe 22 and PRIME | Contact

Helen Day | Head of Finance | Contact

Bush Hartshorn | Head of Catalyst Artist Development | Contact

Emma Pirie | Head of Marketing and Development | Contact 

Emili Åström | Head of Dance for Health and Wellbeing | Contact

Kirsty Somerville | Head of Professional Programme | Contact

Pam Clilverd | Bookings & Front of House Manager | Contact

Kathryn Miller | Customer Service Coordinator | Contact

Linsey McEwan | Finance Officer | Contact

Laila Noble | Associate Producer | Contact  

Charlotte Anderson | Programmes Coordinator | Contact

Barney Strachan | Facilities Manager | Contact

Meghan Bidwell | Dance Health Manager Part-Time | Contact

Emma Smith | Project Development Officer Part-Time | Contact

Nikki Horsburgh |
Marketing and Communications Officer | Contact

Jen Cunningham
| Dance Artist (Dance for Parkinson’s) Part-Time | Contact

Michelle McKay | Assistant Producer | Contact

Board of Directors

Robert Dawson Scott
Chair of the Board of Directors

Jill Breingan
Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors

Joan Clevillé
Member of the Board of Directors

Cate Nelson-Shaw
Member of the Board of Directors

Lorna Finley
Member of the Board of Directors

Donald Simpson
Member of the Board of Directors

Holly Wagner
Member of the Board of Directors

Donald Wilson (CEC)
Member of the Board of Directors


Dance Base is always looking to strengthen its governance and advocacy at Board level. If you feel you have something to contribute, either through your professional experience or through your love for and understanding of dance in Scotland or indeed, both and you want to further the interests of Scotland's national centre for dance,  please get in touch. We welcome interest from all sections of society. In the first instance please contact Robert Dawson Scott, Chair, on 



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