We are so excited that Lia Prentaki will progress to Executive Producer of Pagrav Dance Company as we become a 2023-26 National Portfolio Organisation, supported by Arts Council England.
Lia has been our Creative Producer since 2021 – a force that has empowered, supported and nurtured our company in bringing our work to life. She was an integral part of the ‘Kattam Katti’ premiere at Sadler’s Wells & it’s subsequent two-season national tour, as well as the creation and touring of ‘DEVA’ last year.
She had this to say about the appointment:
“I am thrilled and privileged to be joining Pagrav Dance as Executive Producer at this pivotal moment for the Company. I am passionate about the work of Artistic Director, Urja Desai Thakore and thrilled to be working closer with her to fulfil her vision; and carve new paths for Indian dance in the UK dance ecology. Urja’s passion and commitment to emerging artists within the sector and drive to see a greater proportion of Global Majority artists in mainstream dance programmes resonates strongly with me – and I am excited to be developing this important offer alongside the touring work a across the coming years”
As Pagrav enters this new phase, Lia will continue to work collaboratively with our Artistic Director, Urja Desai Thakore, who comments, “I am very excited to see Lia’s position evolve within our Pagrav Dance family. Lia has been instrumental in the development of the company over the past two years and I look forward to working with her more closely in her new role.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Lia’s extensive producing expertise, caring leadership and passionate vision at the core of PDC’s team at this crucial time for the company,” our newly appointed Board Chair, Eva Martinez, adds.