New director of performing arts puts creativity at the heart of dover’s education scene
After a nationwide recruitment campaign, Dover College has appointed Kitty Myers to the newly-created post of Director of Performing Arts.
Kitty will be integral to the development of performing arts at Dover College and the design of the new Creative Arts Centre project, which forms part of the College’s development plan, Project 150.
Kitty Myers, currently Artistic Director of The Quarter Too Ensemble, and Professional Industry Liaison at Rose Burford College, will re-define the approach to the drama curriculum, create a network of artistic partnerships across Kent. Alongside other members of the Management Team, Kitty will oversee the development, design and build of a new Theatre and Arts Hub, which will serve not only the school, but also will be available to the general public in Dover and throughout Kent for programmes and creative learning.
Bringing a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the role, Kitty trained as an actor-musician at Rose Bruford College and gained her teacher’s qualification from Canterbury CCU. For the last fifteen years she has been directly involved in the professional performing arts industry working as a project manager for the International Work Shop Festival; directing performances for The Bromley Youth Music Trust; company managing and performing in productions and tours developed by her own theatre company, The Quarter Too Ensemble. As an actor, Kitty has appeared in an number of shows and films, including ‘Hollow’ and ‘Wednesday’.
In her first year of appointment, Kitty has planned an intensive overhaul of performing arts at the College and promised a series of performances that will embody her creative vision.
Gareth Doodes, Dover College’s Headmaster, is delighted that she has accepted the role. ‘Kitty impressed everyone at interview with her passion, her dynamism and her ambition. These extraordinary attributes, coupled with her extensive experience, heralds an exciting time for the arts at Dover College. At a time when other schools are being forced to cut-back on arts teaching, the College is making a long term commitment to ensure that it is at the very centre of our curriculum and provision’.
In reponse to her appointment, Kitty commented, ‘I plan to explode performing arts like a glitter ball. It will be everywhere - making the most unlikely places sparkle’.
Posted on 22/03/2017