Jim Hollington | Chief Executive
As Chief Executive, Jim’s responsible for making sure that Dance Base supports the success of dance and dance artists not just in Edinburgh, but across the whole of Scotland.
Jim worked for almost two decades across Asia and Europe for the British Council, supporting international collaboration and exchange for the UK’s artists.
He joined us from the Edinburgh International Festival, where he managed their government and public sector relationships in Scotland and around the world. He’s also the Chair of Creative Edinburgh, which supports Edinburgh’s creative community to connect and collaborate.
After nearly a year working from his bedroom, he can’t wait for the time we can open the Dance Base doors for everyone again, complementing our expanding collaboration with partners across Scotland.
Isabel Moura Mendes | Centre Director
Morag Deyes | Artistic Director
Fiona Dick | Head of Finance
John Lyndon | Head of Marketing & Communications
Bush Hartshorn | Head of Catalyst Artist Development
Kirsty Somerville | Programmes Manager
Laila Noble | Assistant Producer
Pam Clilverd | Bookings & Front of House Manager
Kathryn Miller | Customer Service Coordinator
Linsey McEwan | Finance Officer (Maternity Cover)
Lyn Conroy | Marketing & Development Coordinator
Charlotte Anderson | Programmes Coordinator
Barney Strachan | Facilities Manager
Meghan Bidwell | Dance Health Manager (Part-Time)
Meghan joined Dance Base as Dance Health Manager in April 2019. Her role focusses on the co-management of the Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland network together with Scottish Ballet. She champions the idea that dance is a powerful tool for supporting health and wellbeing, and enjoys working directly with artists and partner organizations to deliver dance health programmes.
Emma Smith | Project Development Officer (Part-Time)
Jen Cunningham | Dance Artist (Dance for Parkinson’s) (Part-Time)