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Curriculum Vitae


Career Summary:

Arts Management

Elizabeth Anderson has over twenty-five years experience in a broad range of managerial and administrative positions in the performing arts. Her work has included international conference production, general management, financial management, artist representation, domestic and international tour booking and management, fundraising, project development, and marketing. She has excellent communication skills, and creates harmonious working relationships both with the people she works for, and with the people she manages. Her greatest strength lies in her ability to keep an eye on the ‘big picture’, while at the same time attending to the smallest details.

Polestar Pilates UK Ltd.

In 2001, Elizabeth set up the UK branch of Polestar Pilates Education – a company she had come to know through her involvement with dance medicine. Polestar is one of the world’s leading Pilates teacher-training companies, based in Miami, Florida, with branches in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand and Spain. Elizabeth was granted a license to promote Polestar’s curriculum in the UK and Ireland, and her company Polestar Pilates UK Ltd. began trading in 2002. Since that time her company has offered training programmes in Pilates Rehabilitation, Mat and Studio exercise and to date has trained approximately 200 practitioners. Polestar UK has garnered an excellent reputation as a UK Pilates training provider, despite entering the market late and competing with established companies. Elizabeth has taken a leading role in galvanising the UK Pilates industry to come together to set up National Occupational Standards for Pilates – a challenging undertaking in a highly factionalised and political industry. www.polestarpilates.co.uk (UK company); www.polestarpilates.com (US parent company)


Experience prior to launching Elizabeth Anderson Associates in 1996:

Siobhan Davies Dance Company, London, England
General Manager, 10/90 – 12/95

After honing her production and management skills in dance and theatre in New York City, Elizabeth came to England in 1990 to serve as founding General Manager of the newly established Siobhan Davies Dance Company, which was to become Britain’s flagship independent dance company.

Responsibilities included:

Main achievements:

During Elizabeth’s time at General Manager, Siobhan Davies and her company were awarded:

1991 Prudential Award for the Arts (Commendation)
1992 Prudential Award for the Arts (Commendation), Digital Dance Award
1993 Prudential Award for the Arts (Commendation), Laurence Olivier Award
1995 Prudential Award for the Arts (Commendation), Member of the British Empire

Pentacle DanceWorks, Inc., New York, New York
Artist Representative, 6/88 –6/90

Tour Booking Manager for emerging contemporary dance companies including the Ralph Lemon Company, Doug Varone and Dancers and DanceBrazil.

Freelance projects - New York, New York, 8/87 – 5/88

Bill Treusch and Associates, New York, New York
Associate, 10/86 – 7/87

Associate Personal Manager of film and theatre actors including Peter Weller (Robocop), Eric Roberts (Runaway Train), John Heard (The Pelican Brief), Sandy Dennis (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf), Tom Hulce (Amadeus), Elizabeth Berridge (Amadeus), and others.

The Public Theatre, Casting Office, New York, New York
Trainee, 3 – 9/96

Trained as Casting Assistant under Head of Casting, Rosemarie Tichler. Assisted on Public Theatre and New York Shakespeare Festival productions with actors such as Robert De Niro, Burt Young, Ralph Macchio, Irene Worth, Peter MacNichol, John Shea, Joan Allen, and many others.

Eureka Theatre Company, San Francisco, California
Box Office Manager, 6/84-9/85

Designed, instituted and managed box office systems for newly opened theatre space.

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Production Manager, 9/83 – 5/84

Production Manager for 12-month Graduate level Directing programme of 12 one-act plays.

Cal Performances Ticket Office, University of California at Berkeley
Box Office Staff, 7/80 – 4/82

Ticket seller for three different computerised ticket services for numerous San Francisco and Berkeley venues.

1996 - 1998 Director, V-TOL Dance Company, London

Elizabeth Anderson was included on the Panel of Assessors for the Arts Council of England's 'Arts for Everyone' Lottery Fund.

1984 University of California at Berkeley, BA, Department of Dramatic Art (Hons), Phi Beta Kappa
1984 Recipient: The Departmental Citation in Dramatic Art, UC Berkeley
1984 Recipient: The Mark Goodson Scholarship for Distinguished Theatrical Talent, UC Berkeley
1984 Nominee: Mortar Board Honour Society, UC Berkeley

Specialist Training:
2000 Developing a PR Strategy
1999 Time Management, Brian Tracy
1996 Arts Council Board Development Programme
1994 ITC, Financial Management, Parts I and II


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