Executive Director of People Dancing, Chair of Dancefest's Board

Chris Stenton has worked in community and participatory dance since 1992 is currently Executive Director of People Dancing. It is People Dancing’s job to get more people dancing, and to support the artists and organisations that make this happen.

Chris leads on strategy and development, pioneering the organisation’s approach to partnership working both within the dance industry and with organisations from other art forms. He heads up a team of specialist Producers and Programme Directors who are focused on professional development, inclusive dance practices, public engagement and membership services for artists, teachers and organisations.

In 2011-2012 he was seconded to lead the UK programme for Big Dance 2012, part of the London 2012 Festival. Chris has written for several books, is a regular contributor to conferences in the UK and internationally and has served on various Boards, including the Voluntary Arts Network and East London Dance.

Arts Council England Worcester Municipal Charities Dance Hub Birmingham Bransford Trust People Dancing Professional Member Arts Award Supporter