DCD Board, Committee Members and Patrons

'I’m proud to be Patron of such an extraordinary organisation. Dancers’ Career Development’s support for dance artists across the UK, including so many dancers I’ve worked with, is vital for our industry. I would encourage all dancers, no matter what genre or stage of career, to reach out to DCD to find the right direction forward after a professional career'


Christopher Wheeldon OBE
DCD Patron



  • Chair: Zoë van Zwanenberg MA BA MHSM MCIPD FRSA
  • Charles Glanville, Vice Chair
  • Fred Emden
  • Hilary Hadley, Equity Representative
  • Rob Alexander
  • Ida Levine
  • Sue Sloan
  • Ingrid Mackinnon
  • Dr Sara Wookey
  • Jean-Marc Puissant
  • Viviana Durante
  • Joce Giles

Grants Committee

  • Chair: Sue Sloan
  • Cherry Gillespie
  • Marguerite Porter MBE
  • Nicholas Keegan
  • Hannah Gibbs
  • Clare Smart
  • Silvia Melchior
  • Edward (Eddie) De Souza
  • James (Jamie) McAlpine

Audit and Risk Committee

  • Chair: Fred Emden
  • Rob Alexander
  • Ida Levine


  • Dame Ninette de Valois OM, CH, DBE – Founder Patron
  • Peter Williams OBE, Founder
  • Christopher Wheeldon OBE
  • Dame Beryl Grey
  • Leslie Caron
  • Sir Peter Wright CBE

Help dancers take their next step in their careers beyond performance