Kitty Ross has recently joined Dancefest in a new role as Executive Producer.

Kitty has over 15 years’ experience working within the cultural sector programming and producing large-scale participatory events and festivals as well as smaller-scale installations.

Kitty’s role is to build on the track record of Dancefest, recognising the transformational power of dance to improve and change people’s lives.

Dancefest began life in 1990 as a festival to celebrate and raise the profile of dance. It has now grown into the main community dance development organisation for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, with over 29,000 attendances in dance classes, events and performances over the last year.

Kitty will be forging relationships with a wide range of stakeholders locally and regionally, working with people and organisations Dancefest currently collaborates with, as well as seeking out opportunities for new partnerships.

Kitty’s previous roles include Managing Director at Pentabus Rural Theatre Company, Creative Producer of Empathy Museum, Producer of the GESF Opening Ceremony in UAE, Event Director for the Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park and Programme Director for the Mayor’s Thames Festival on London’s South Bank.

Kitty says:“I am thrilled to be joining Dancefest at such an exciting and pivotal time for the company and for Worcester – there are lots of exciting plans already afoot and I am looking forward to working with Rose and the team on new projects and adventures for our 30thAnniversary next year and beyond.”

If you’d like to get involved with Dancefest or to find out a little more, get in touch with Kitty at or on 01905 611199.

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