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Atamira welcomes new Executive Director

Atamira Dance Collective Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Marama Tracey Lloydd as Executive Director of Atamira Dance Company. This heralds a new era for Atamira as we farewell Moss Patterson - current General Manager and ex-Artistic Director, who has provided artistic and business leadership and sustainability since 2010.

The Atamira Trust Board is privileged to welcome Marama to the leadership team of Atamira working alongside Artistic Director Jack Gray.

Marama, of Ngati Kahu and Te Rarawa descent, is an experienced Arts Manager and joins the company after being a core member of the Auckland Arts Festival Programme Team for the last 5 festivals. Marama has a depth of knowledge in the Māori contemporary dance sector, starting her career in training with Te Kanikani o Te Rangatahi then becoming an original company member of Taiao Dance Theatre.

Marama also brings a strong understanding of the wider dance industry and governance in the arts sector following 13 years on the board of the NZ Dance Festival Trust (Tempo Dance Festival) including serving as Chair/Co-Chair from 2011 – 2016. She is a qualified secondary school teacher of dance and Te Reo Māori, a fashion designer under her label MARAMA and was a co-director of renowned Auckland fashion collective Moa Unlimited.

Marama has been part of the Atamira whanau as a costume designer for Te Houhi and the successful Atamira and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Auckland Dance Projects.

“I am humbled and excited at this opportunity to further contribute to the important mahi and kaupapa of Atamira, to the landscape of dance in Aotearoa and to the wider global indigenous arts sector." says Marama.

Marama joins the team on 25 June, as Atamira is poised for an exciting second half of 2018.

  • 4 May 2018