Capital Theatres Welcomes Artistic Director of Dance Base, Tony Mills, to Board

Artistic Director of Dance Base, Tony Mills, joins fellow trustees  Karen Cairney, Lesley Drummond, Gordon Jack, Helen Mackie, Cllr Melanie Main, Cllr Amy McNeese-Mechan, Cllr Max Mitchell, Andrew Neilson, Alasdair Peacock, Karyn Watt and Cllr Donald Wilson, under the chairpersonship of Professor Dame Joan Stringer on the Board of Capital Theatres.

Tony Mills, who moved to Orkney from Ghana at the age of six, has been working as a professional dance artist in Scotland for almost 20 years. He recently joined Dance Base as the Artistic Director, having previously fulfilled the same role at Room 2 Manoeuvre (R2M) and is a keen ambassador for the breakdance scene in Scotland. Since 2015, R2M has been in residence at The Brunton in Musselburgh allowing Tony to facilitate artist development opportunities through residencies, mentoring and access to free class and space.

Chair of Capital Theatres Joan Stringer said “My fellow trustees and I look forward to working with Tony at an exciting moment for Capital Theatres as we emerge from the pandemic and develop our vision to offer the brightest and best of touring work at the Festival Theatre, a redeveloped King’s Theatre with community at its heart and make the Studio a home for Scottish talent. Tony’s skills and experience in artist development, leadership, and inclusivity will be key to our journey and complement the board’s existing talents.”

Irene Brown

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