Dance Changes Lives says Sharon Watson EP6


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In this week’s episode, we have Sharon Watson is the Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre in the UK  and Chair of the bid for European Capital of Culture Leeds  2023.

Sharon shares with us:

  • The power of having a teacher who believed in her – Nadine Senior MBE
  • Her bold action at the age of 16
  • What it is like to be one of the few black Artistic Directors in the UK
  • How she ensures her voice is heard
  • The power of sharing your vision for an organization when you are interviewing for a leadership role
  • How dance changes lives
  • Who she turns to when she is facing challenges

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The headline performance piece for the Tour de France Sharon choreographed and talks about in the interview. Phoenix Dance Company perform Ghost Peloton:

She’s Got Drive is produced by Cassandra Voltolina and music by Blonde. Artwork by Natasha Merrifield

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