Introducing the Members of the KND Advisory Board
We are thrilled to announce the members of KND’s Advisory Board: a body that will support, guide and challenge KND over the next 18 months as we continue to influence and contribute to arts in the UK. We are looking forward to this new developmental chapter and are excited to be steered by these fantastic members.
Maggie Semple OBE FCGI (CHAIR)
Maggie established The Experience Corps Ltd (TEC), a global consultancy firm in 2001. TEC provides leadership programmes and coaching to companies on cultural change, organisational effectiveness, board development, women’s development and exploration of new markets. TEC has a team of global associates and has clients in UK Government and the financial, technological, science and pharmaceutical sectors. Maggie also works with family businesses in the Middle East.
Originally an academic, Maggie began advising governments in the 1990s. She was a member of several high profile UK Government and European Union task groups and represented the UK in Greece and Hong Kong. From 2001-2008 Maggie was a Civil Service Commissioner responsible for upholding the values of appointment on merit.
As Director of the Learning Experience at the Millennium Dome, London, Maggie was responsible for raising funds, devising and delivering the learning programme for 1.2 million people and the commissioning and decommissioning of buildings on site. Maggie was also a media spokesperson. Maggie has extensive experience of managing multi-million pound projects and working with large teams across organisations.
Maggie currently serves as a Board Non-Executive Director of the Criminal Cases Review Commission where she Chairs the Audit & Risk Committee, Trustee of the British Library, South Bank Arts Centre, Brit School and the City & Guilds Institute.
Maggie is a Fellow of the City & Guilds Institute, one of 500 Fellowships awarded since 1878. Maggie is cited in the World Who’s Who; she was awarded an OBE in 2000.
Theresa is a curator, creative producer, organisational development consultant, evaluator and researcher. She specialises in dance, also working across the performing arts and in Higher Education. She is currently Associate Producer for the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project, advising Rosetta Life and Wac Arts on organisational development and evaluator for a number of UK and international choreographic development projects.
Helena Gaunt PhD MBA (DISTINCTION), LGMS (PCS) BA HONS (CANTAB), FGS, FRSA
Professor Helena Gaunt is Vice Principal and Director of Academic Affairs at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, providing strategic leadership in academic development, research, enterprise and internationalisation. She is a National Teaching Fellow (2009) and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Having been a professional oboist and member of the Britten Sinfonia, she has more recently developed research expertise and has published widely. Current interests focus on ensemble practices in the performing and fine arts, creative entrepreneurship, and the potential for the arts to contribute to education and development practices more widely. Helena is the Chair of the Innovative Conservatoire (ICON) partnership, providing pioneering professional development internationally for conservatoire teachers.
Hannes has worked and collaborated with numerous artists and companies throughout Europe. These names include William Forsythe, Angelin Preljocaj, Wayne McGregor, Akram Khan, Fabulous Beast and Punchdrunk to name a few.
In 2007 he joined DV8 Physical Theatre to be part of the original cast of the critically acclaimed stage productions "To Be Straight With You" (2007-2009, nominated for an Olivier Award) and “Can We Talk About This?” (2010-2012), both conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson.
From 2014 to 2016, Hannes was DV8’s Creative Associate and played the title character in their most recent production “JOHN”.
As choreographer he has created work for The London Eye Company, Munich Dance Festival, The Onassis Cultural Center in Athens and the Susanne Linke Dance Company among others. He was a member of the contemporary teaching faculty of the English National Ballet School (UK), Iwanson international school for Contemporary Dance (GER), and London Contemporary Dance School – The Place (UK). Hannes is part of a selected collective of 50 international artists from 29 different countries that had the unique opportunity to spend a 10- week intensive period with David Zambrano in Costa Rica in 2010. There, he experienced the philosophies of “Flying-Low” and “Passing Through” which he is since integrating in his own artistic work and teaching. His teaching credits include DV8 Physical Theatre, The Featherstonehaughs and Matthew Bourne – New Adventures among others.
In 2015, Hannes was nominated as one of the 100 most influential and innovative people working across Britain’s creative industries by The Hospital Club London.
Caroline Miller is Executive Director of Orlando Ballet in Florida, America. Previously she was Director of Dance UK for ten years. Dance UK was the national support body for the professional dance sector. Under her leadership Dance UK and industry partners launched the ground-breaking National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science for which she was recognized in the 2014 Evening Standard list of 1000 most influential Londoners. In April 2016, Dance UK successfully merged with three other major dance charities to form a larger industry body called One Dance UK.
Caroline started her career as a box office assistant in 1994, and worked as a theatre marketing manager and as a publicist for major arts venues in London, England including the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Southbank Centre and Sadler’s Wells. She was Head of Publicity for the international illustrated book publishers, Phaidon Press. In 2006 she won a fellowship from the European Union identifying outstanding female emerging cultural leader and completed an MA in Cultural Leadership at City University, London. From 2011 – 2013 she was a Fellow of the De Vos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, USA.
Caroline is Vice Chair of Studio Wayne McGregor. She has previously been a Trustee of Akademi South Asian Dance UK, Tilted Productions, essexdance, and the Live Arts Development Agency.
Caroline was awarded the 2015 De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.
Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy is Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Boy Blue Entertainment (Associate Artists at The Barbican Centre) and one of the top Choreographers and Artist in the UK Urban, Commercial & Hip Hop Theatre Scene. His credits include London 2012 Olympic Opening ceremony: ‘Thanks Tim' segment, Sochi 2014 Paralympic Closing Ceremony, Tour De France Opening Ceremony in London, Street Dance 3D Movie, AllStars Movie, So You Think You Can Dance 2011 Hip Hop pieces and Laurence Olivier Award Winning Production 'Pied Piper'. He has choreographed for Artists such as Plan B, Rita Ora, Stooshe, Alexandra Burke and Dizzee Rascal. Other credits include Passion Of Girl’s Aloud with Cheryl Cole, Judge of CBBC’s Alesha’s Street Dance Stars and most recently Hip Hop Judge of BBC Young Dancer’s Grand Final. As well as a Choreographer, Kenrick has danced for various Artists such as Fergie of 'Black Eyed Peas', Victoria Beckham, Duffy, Sophie Ellis-Bexter, The Saturdays, Simon Webb from ‘Blue’, Leona Lewis, Misteeq, Sugababes, George Michael and Ladies First.
Kerry Nicholls Dance is generously supported by Arts Council England and The Linbury Trust.