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Laura Cameron Lewis appointed as Head of Dance

Published: 03 Jun 2016

Following an open recruitment process, Creative Scotland is delighted to announce that Laura Cameron Lewis has been appointed as our new Head of Dance. Laura will take up the post on June 20.

Laura Cameron Lewis

Laura began her career in youth arts and has more than 20 years experience in the arts in Scotland. Most recently, Laura was Director of The Work Room, a purpose built independent dance space and centre for choreography based at Tramway in Glasgow.

Through The Work Room, Laura has supported many artists and companies to develop artistic work that has been presented nationally and internationally. She has produced major events and programmes at international festivals including co-programming British Dance Edition 2014. She also created the innovative new touring festival model, Pioneers of Performance.

As well as supporting others to produce artistic work, Laura has also contributed to the creation of work herself, including the award winning multi-arts project, Whatever Gets You Through The Night and Edinburgh’s first virtual festival, (g)Host City

I look forward to supporting the committed and talented people working in dance in Scotland- Laura Cameron Lewis

Of Laura’s appointment, Leonie Bell, Creative Scotland’s Director of Arts & Engagement said:

"We very much welcome Laura to Creative Scotland and look forward to working with her to support dance across Scotland and to develop its international reach. Laura has a brilliant mix of experience, and has a clear and unwavering respect and passion for dance and all that it can do for us as individuals and as communities locally, nationally and internationally."

Laura Cameron Lewis - photo by Jannica Honey 

Laura Cameron Lewis said:

"I am honoured to take up such an important role. I look forward to supporting the committed and talented people working in dance in Scotland to help them achieve their ambitions and build on their international recognition and homegrown success. Dance artists in Scotland are endlessly inventive in creating ways for us to explore our humanity and reconnect with our bodies. Dance changes people’s lives and is open to anyone to experience. Movement is our first language, the communication we acquire before speech and, throughout our lives, dance remains one of the most powerful forms of expression that we have."

Photo by Jannica Honey