Lucie Mirkova

In my role I am responsible for programming and managing performances for DanceXchange and International Dance Festival Birmingham, and I am also leading on and managing our Artist Development programme including the Associate Artists scheme.

My passion and enthusiasm for dance started at my early age. It was first documented by my parents when I was about 5years old and tried to stage my first ballet in the living room on the music of Bedrich Smetana. I founded and for seven years led artistically a Prague based community dance company before going to study choreography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where I gained my MA in 2006. After graduation I started to work as a producer and worked for a Prague based DOT504 Dance Company. During my time with the company I produced and managed numerous dance projects and was touring internationally.

I moved to the UK in 2010 to pursue my MA in Arts Management and Policy at Birkbeck College in London. Before joining DanceXchange in 2013 I worked for Retina Dance Company in Nottingham. In 2015 I completed The Clore Leadership short course.