Protein is seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as Executive Director.
This vital role works alongside the Artistic Director and the Board of Trustees, taking the lead on strategic planning for Protein, building on our current programme of activity, and driving the company to an ever more ambitious future. The Executive Director seeks opportunities nationally and internationally to promote and develop our diverse range of production and touring activity, working with the Producer and Artistic Director to ensure that participation work is included as an integral part of our approach.
The successful candidate will have many years of experience in the subsidised arts sector, preferably with a touring company, and will have overall responsibility for Protein’s financial position.
For more information and to apply, please download the Application Pack and Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form below.
10am, Friday 23 September 2016
Born in Jesi, Italy, Luca graduated in Performing Arts at Bologna University. In 1995, he moved to London to complete his dance training at Laban. Since then Luca has worked with Maxine Doyle's First Person, Catherine Seymour Dance Company, Lea Anderson and The Featherstonehaughs, Rose's Thoughts, Bock & Vincenzi, Sarah Rubidge, Joanna Portolou, Ruth Segalis and Aletta Collins.
His choreography dates from 1997 when he co-founded Protein. As Artistic Director he is known for idiosyncratic dance theatre work provoked by its deep connections with the everyday. His personality is stamped on large-scale cross-generational and participatory events, including the world record-breaking Big Dance Class, Eat London (which won a Visit London Gold Award) and Big World Dance 2010, both of which took place in Trafalgar Square. He has created full-length intergenerational productions in Valenciennes, Athens, Barcelona, Greenwich, Turin and Wadebridge; and has taught and presented Protein’s participatory work at schools and conferences in Singapore, Spain, Italy and Japan.
In addition to his work for Protein, Luca has created work for the Royal Opera House, Transitions Dance Company, CandoCo, Bare Bones, Intoto, From Here To Maturity, Company of Elders at Sadler’s Wells, Sankalpalm and HeadSpace Dance. Theatre and opera credits include work for English National Opera, Theatre Rites, Royal Court Theatre, Duckie and Youth Music Theatre UK. He has won a Jerwood Choreography Award, a Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award and The Place Prize 2006 Audience Award and was one of the first recipients of a Rayne Fellowship for Choreographers (2006). In 2012 Luca and Protein were presented with a New Connections Award by the British Council in Italy for the valuable contribution made in developing closer relations between the UK and Italy.
He is a Work Place artist.
Hans de Kretser