Spotlight: Citi Cheshire, Head of Participation, Outreach & Widening Participation
19th December 2022
Today we welcome Citi Cheshire, Rambert School’s Head of Participation, Outreach & Widening Participation, into our spotlight. After graduating from the University of Chichester with a BA (hons) in Contemporary Dance, Citi has worked at the Point, Eastleigh in a number of roles over the last few years, as rehearsal assistant for Hampshire Youth Dance Company, Dance Development Intern and co-ordinator of their 7 youth and community dance companies, including Hampshire Youth Dance Company and ORB Male Youth Dance Company, run in partnership with Luke Brown Dance.
Citi also worked for Luke Brown Dance as Associate Producer, supporting the development and touring of their education and professional programme. Citi’s work has a focus on youth dance excellence development, supporting young dancers from a variety of backgrounds make the next steps into training.
Q – Tell us more about your role at Rambert School, Citi
A – I produce the projects and programmes we run for young people, from Saturday courses, to short courses in the holidays, to schools projects and partnerships with youth companies. So one day I can be in a school supporting dance workshops, and the next I can be welcoming 90 young people to come and dance with us!
Q – What is your favourite thing about Rambert School?
A – I love the energy of the building. There are so many exciting things happening constantly – no two days are the same!
Q – Tell us something we may not know about you
A – I love all things flowers, from floristry to gardening.
Q – What’s your New Year’s resolution?
A – I want to cook something new each week, and meet as many young people as possible who are interested in dance. Providing them with high quality training opportunities, and particularly working with young people who might have had less access to opportunities.