Are you a Central graduate living outside of the UK and interested in helping to expand the School’s overseas alumni community?
Central is looking for enthusiastic alumni volunteers to become International Reps in various areas across the world. Reps are responsible for keeping alumni connected using our international Facebook groups, helping to provide opportunities for graduates to meet, network and collaborate, and working with the Alumni Office to create vibrant and supportive alumni communities overseas.
Our International Alumni Reps are also available to give advice to fellow alumni about how they pursued their career path once they moved back home.
If you are interested in being involved please contact email@example.com, briefly describing why you would make a good International Alumni Rep and also indicating your country of residence.
(Stage course, graduated 1968)
After training at London University and Central, James spent much of his early career in English regional theatre learning his craft. Subsequently, he played several leading roles in London’s West End and starred in many filmed series for BBC Television and PBS Masterpiece Theatre. In 1995, he toured America as Arthur in Camelot, followed by Sir Robert Chiltern in An Ideal Husband on Broadway. As a director, James has now over 30 productions in US regional theatres to his credit. In March 2007, James was appointed Interim President of the Academy of American Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and then President of Theatre of Arts, two of the oldest drama schools in the US. In 2014, he returned to his freelance directing career and is delighted to serve as the US East Coast alumni rep for Central and following through on how it all started.
(Stage Management course, graduated 1967 – Nigel Birch Award for best achievement
Pieter started his professional career as a production and stage manager on several musicals produced in the Netherlands. He worked for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada, and returned to his home country in 1977 to join the internationally orientated drama company, RO Theater, as general manager. From 1984 till his retirement in 2009 he has worked for Het Muziektheater Amsterdam as Director of Guest Programming, with full responsibility for presenting companies from abroad. Within this capacity he presented, co-produced and co-commissioned work of over 100 companies, both in dance and music theatre. From 1986 onwards Pieter joined various boards of cultural organisations, as well as having been appointed as a member of numerous advisory committees and acted as juror on several occasions at home and abroad. He was awarded the Dutch Critic Award in 2009, and the Merit Award by the Dancers’ Foundation ’79. As Alumni Rep for the Netherlands he loves to keep the Central spirit alive and in good shape!
If you are a Central graduated living in or visiting the Netherlands, then please join the Dutch Network by contacting Pieter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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