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  Christopher Nourse takes over as Administrator of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards
September 2004

The Awards Committee is delighted to announce the appointment of Christopher Nourse as Administrator of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. Christopher’s distinguished career as dancer and arts administrator has established him as a popular and highly respected figure in Britain’s dance world. His experience in all areas of the art of dance makes him the ideal person to co-ordinate and help steer the Awards as they continue to develop as the UK’s most important celebration of dance and dancers.

Christopher worked initially at the Royal Opera House and for its various companies and later as assistant to the ROH general director and then administrative director of the ROH Trust. As Birmingham Royal Ballet’s administrative director, he contributed substantially to the successful expansion of the Company and played a key role in it’s move to Birmingham.

Christopher has also been executive director of Rambert Dance Company and managing director of English National Ballet, where he was responsible for the Company’s first appearance at the Royal Opera House. In addition to his work for the National Dance Awards, Christopher is a freelance consultant, writer and speaker specialising in the lyric arts.

Christopher is a trustee of Youth Dance England/National Youth Dance Trust, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an associate of the Theatrical Management Association. He will take up his position as the National Dance Awards Adminstrator on 1 September, 2004.

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