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

Chris Stenton is Chief Executive of People Dancing, the development organisation and membership body for community and participatory dance. He leads on strategic development, partnerships and external relations/advocacy for People Dancing and brings 30+ years' experience of working with dancers, teaching artists, community practitioners, and arts organisations to this role.   

In 2011-12 Chris was seconded to lead the UK-wide programme of Big Dance 2012, part of the London 2012 Festival and is a regular contributor to publications and events in the UK and internationally. He has served on various Boards including East London Dance and Creative Lives, andis currently a Board Advisor for The Centre for Classical Indian Dance and Chair of Dancefest, the community dance organisation for Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Chris has previously been a dance assessor for Arts Council England and serves on various advisory/reference groups including for the Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance. 

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Arts Council England Worcester Municipal Charities Eveson Charitable Trust People Dancing Professional Member Arts Award Supporter

Dancefest is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and also gratefully receives funding from Worcester Municipal Charities, The Eveson Trust, Dumbreck Charity, Albright Grimley Charity, and WA Cadbury Charitable Trust.