Tiata Fahodzi appoints Kirsten Burrows as its new executive director

Kirsten Burrows
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Kirsten Burrows has been announced as the executive director of theatre company Tiata Fahodzi.

Burrows is to leave her role as China Plate theatre company’s general manager, to work with Tiata Fahodzi’s artistic director and chief executive Natalie Ibu.

She has previously worked for Candoco Dance Company and Islington Community Theatre and will take up the role of executive director in February 2018.

She said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Natalie Ibu and the team to help shape and deliver the company’s vision; celebrating the African heritage experience and looking forward to a future that continues to magnify the multiple experiences of all our lives.”

Ibu said: “Kirsten brings with her impressive experience, an unwavering commitment to audiences and artists and a clarity of purpose. She is joining me to make a new executive team that will drive forward our ambitions and continue to assert us as a company for the Britain of tomorrow.”

Earlier this year it was announced the company would continue as part of the Arts Council National Portfolio, with Ibu embarking on an international research trip to meet more than 30 artists across three continents.

Tiata Fahodzi leads initiatives including the Leaders of Tomorrow programme, which nurtures artistic directors from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.