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Wriggle Dance Theatre - Board of Directors

Carrie Carruthers - CHAIR

Carrie has management, communication and strategic skills proven over 20 years in the arts working in both independent arts organisations and the funding sector.  She has a strong network of contacts in the arts sector nationally and knowledge of the cultural priorities and opportunities across statutory and private sectors.  She has been an independent fundraiser since June 2011 and Development Manager for The Spark Arts for Children since November 2013.

Chris Sudworth - TRUSTEE

Chris Sudworth is Programme Producer at Birmingham Hippodrome and for Dance Hub Birmingham. He has been a champion of Wriggle from the company’s inception, initially in his role as the inaugural Director of The Core at Corby Cube, an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation with a particular focus on talent development and work for young audiences. Chris became  Executive Director of The Old Rep Birmingham, relaunching the theatre as a young people driven venue in the heart of the city. He previously led a strategic national young people's leadership development programme for Arts Council England.



Yael Owen-McKenna - TRUSTEE

Yael has been working in dance and arts education for over 20 years, with experience as a teacher, university lecturer, academic and leader in cultural strategy and development.

She is currently Joint Head of Service at Coventry Performing Arts which is the Lead Organisation of the Coventry Music Education Hub. Yael leads on a wide programme of dance, music and arts partnership development, delivery and project co-ordination with children and young people and a diverse number of regional and national organisations.

Yael is a key member of the West Midlands Dance Strategy Group (Dancexchange Birmingham), a Council Member for The Laban Guild and a member of the panel for the Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund.