Tania Wilmer is the Executive Director of Dance Umbrella, with a particular focus on business development. An experienced leader in the cultural sector, Tania was previously CEO of Stratford Circus Arts Centre where she programmed ambitious and imaginative work by leading artists and companies such as Punchdrunk and Fevered Sleep, commissioning Akram Khan and Inua Ellams’ first works for young audiences. Under Tania’s realm the organisation built a reputation for its inclusive and participatory ethos and commitment to supporting emerging talent, alongside achieving significant financial growth. She has previously worked for Arts Council England, Sadler’s Wells and the British Council. Tania sits on the advisory board of the charity Power the Fight.