All-new leadership for South-Asian dance company Akademi

Akademi, the London-based South-Asian dance organisation, has appointed two new CEOs. Subathra Subramaniam becomes artistic director, with Kirsten Burrows as executive director.

Subramaniam has previously led two other UK-based South-Asian dance companies: Angika and Sadhana Dance. She replaces outgoing artistic director Mira Kaushik.

Burrows, meanwhile, has worked at major companies including Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Candoco Dance Company and Company Three. She has been Akademi’s administrative director since May of this year.

Remarked Akademi’s chair of trustees Paul Parashar: “We are delighted to make this announcement as we head towards the final segment of a busy year-long programme celebrating our 40th anniversary.

“We are now looking to the future and a leadership team that will spearhead the evolution of Akademi. They were the two outstanding candidates and both have a heritage with Akademi that ensures that we will continue to deliver passionate, important work.”

Both Subramaniam and Burrows take up their new roles in November.