Executive Director Jennifer Curry is to leave in July 2023 after thirteen years at DCD

Dancers’ Career Development (DCD) today announces that Jennifer Curry, Executive Director has made the decision to step down from her role after thirteen years with the charity.

Jennifer has made an extraordinary contribution to Dancers’ Career Development and to the wider dance sector – both in the UK and internationally in her role as President of the International Organisation for the Transition of Professional Dancers. Jennifer steered DCD’s response to Covid-19, ensuring that DCD was here to support more dancers than ever before at a time when they needed us most. She has built a vibrant organisation and a strong, dedicated team. She leaves with our gratitude and deep appreciation.  

Jennifer Curry says:

It has been a joy and privilege to steward DCD through a significant period in its evolution. I will step away in early July 2023, so I do hope that there will be an opportunity for me to connect with dancers, dance organisations, funders and supporters before then – so I can thank many of you personally for all of your support.’

Nancy Glynn, Chair of DCD’s Board of Trustees says:

‘Jennifer has made an inestimable impact on DCD during her tenure, significantly increasing its reach and impact on its beneficiaries. She has led with ambition and with care; with her belief in what dancers can achieve at the heart of every decision. She has built a committed team and leaves DCD in an extremely strong position for the future as we prepare to celebrate our landmark 50th anniversary year in 2023/24.

Recruitment for a new Executive Director begins from now, led by the Trustees on the DCD Board’s Nominations Committee. The role will offer the chance to join DCD at a transformational moment in our history, as we implement a new business plan 2023-2026. Our aim is to build on DCD’s legacy and core competence in enabling dancers’ transitions to post-performance careers, while continuing to help create a fairer future for all dancers – from every genre, background, at every career stage, and across the UK.’