Rimi is a researcher who looks at demographic arts data. At the school she is helping to improve access to ballet and contemporary dance through the analysis of admissions data and the evaluation of outreach and widening participation programmes.
Previously Rimi was a senior researcher at The Audience Agency where she worked with big data driven by the behaviours of UK arts and culture audiences. She has worked on arts data collection and evaluation of projects for The British Museum, Arts Council of Ireland, Manchester International Festival.
Rimi has always worked in performing arts but behind the scenes. She started her career in Avalon Television in their marketing department, then went freelance. She worked with Show And Tell, an independent comedy and theatre production company, putting on stand-up shows for Josie Long, Adam Buxton and James Acaster. She has been to the Edinburgh Fringe many times and fondly looks back at it.
Rimi has also worked for the children’s arts charity, Creative Futures, and believes in the importance of widening access to the arts, for all age groups. She is currently director of the charity Aid For Japan which lends emotional support to the orphans of the tsunami of 2011 in Tohoku, Japan.