Nicky Napier

Interim Creative Director
Nicky is a curator and producer with over 25 years experience in the dance and performance sector.

She is now supporting Candoco as Interim Creative Director and facilitating the transition into the company’s next leadership chapter.

Nicky was previously Head of Dance and Performance at the Southbank Centre in London, and Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance4 and the nottdance festival. Other work includes projects with the European Commission, the Hayward Gallery, Yolande Snaith and Rosemary Butcher, and as a senior member of the team that delivered Trinity Laban’s award-winning building in 2003. In 2009 Nicky was awarded a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Artes et des Lettres (Republique Français), for her services to dance.

Nicky trained at the Arts Educational Schools, Trinity Laban and at Birkbeck College (MA Dramaturgy). Other current work includes generating and developing new ideas with fellow explorers via the collaborative framework – a meeting place.

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