Episode 2 – Tim Arthur
In this episode, we visit the Royal Academy of Dance’s global headquarters in London to meet its new chief executive – the ebullient Tim Arthur. Tim’s previous experience is dizzyingly varied – he arrives at the RAD via senior roles in theatre, publishing and finance, working with companies like Time Out and Virgin Money. Why did a dance organisation feel like the logical next step? We also explore Tim’s current training as a psychotherapist, not to mention his unexpected glory as an almost-award-winning burlesque performer. It’s a heady mix!
Tim Arthur became Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Dance in 2022. He started his career as a drama teacher, theatre director and playwright. He has been CEO/Artistic Director of Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, Derby Playhouse’s internationally renowned Community Theatre and Cardboard Citizens, a multi-award-winning charity creating theatre with and for the homeless. As Global CEO of Time Out, he transformed a beloved heritage print title into one of the world’s most innovative media brands, and as Creative Director of Virgin Money helped them to transform into a leading customer champion.
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