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Atamira Dance Company

The Atamira Dance Collective Charitable Trust was formed in 2007 to support the strategic development of the company.

Dolina Wehipeihana: Chair (Ngati Tukorehe, Ngati Raukawa) Producer, dancer and choreographer and Director of Betsy & Mana Productions Ltd.

Dr. Moana Nepia: (Ngati Porou, Ruawaipu, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga a Hauiti) Performing artist, choreographer, designer and lecturer.

Wendy Preston: Artistic Director of MIXIT, Wendy Preston has a Masters in Creative and Performing Arts and over 30 years experience in the performing arts industry.

Paul McLaney: General Manager of Mushroom Music Publishing and an award-winning musician and advocate for artists' rights.

Puawai Cairns: Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pūkenga Curator Māori Contemporary Culture at Te Papa, Puawai has worked extensively in Māori arts for the last 15 years, curating international touring exhibitions, advising on major policy and research projects and participating in international cultural discussion. We are very pleased to welcome Puawai to the Atamira board in 2016.

The Atamira Whanau is a network of individuals who support the vision of Atamira. The Whanau elect one representative to the Trust Board each year.