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Alistair Spalding CBE

Alistair Spalding CBE

Alistair Spalding CBE is Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Sadler's Wells Theatre, London. He joined as Director of Programming in February 2000, before taking his current position in October 2004.

Under Spalding, Sadler's Wells has become the UK's leading venue for dance, presenting a highly ambitious programme of cutting edge dance in all its forms, hosting world class companies. A key part of his vision has been to expand the theatre's remit to become a producing house, as well as a presenting house. Since 2005, more than 80 shows have thus far been commission and produced, 13 artists have become Associate Artists and a number of ground-breaking annual festivals have been launched.

Alistair was appointed as a national member of the Arts Council of England Board in January 2009. He was a member of the Arts Council England Dance Advisory Panel between 1995 and 2003. He was awarded Le Chevalier des Artes et Lettres by the French Embassy in October 2005 and was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Jubilee Honours list in June 2012.

Term of appointment: 26 January 2009 - 25 April 2017 (reappointed April 2013)

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