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Governance & Management

An outline of the professionals involved in running MPA.


Governance Board: MPA Senior Management Team are forging closer links to the Dancer’s Development Fund charity, which owns the lease to 29 Thomas Street in which Millennium rents its space. The established Board of Trustees of the DDF are wholly informed of and give advice pertaining to the strategic plans for Millennium and the CEO for the DDF is Ikky Maas, one of the founding members of Millennium and also part of the management team at Millennium.

Particular responsibility for the long-term direction of MPA, including its objectives and purpose and providing clear governance directives to the management team of Millennium, involving planning for the future, guarding the organisation’s values and reputation, will lie with these boards going into the future. It is acknowledged that good governance plays an essential part in securing the future of Millennium.

The Board of Trustees for the DDF bring passion and commitment as well as skills and experience in advising both organisations.

DDF board members

Gil Cohen Alloro (chair)
Michelle Hodgson
Alison Beckett
Donald McLennan

Management Staff

CEO: Ikky Maas PostGrad Dip, PTLLS.
Management Advisor: Donald McLennan Dip RBS TTC
Director of Teaching and Welfare: Sarah Hanson RBS Dip, RBS TTC, ARAD, AISTD (Ceccheti & National) Benesh Teach. Cert. – Responsible for timetables, student records, student liaison and Staff Management/ Appraisal. Sarah operates as Executive Administrator for MPA and is part of the Injury Liaison team.
Director of Resources: Cédric Chapelin B.Ost – Responsible for reception and student enquiries. Cédric operates as Building Manager for MPA, is the on-site Osteopath and is part of the Injury Liaison team.
Director of Learning and Quality Enhancement: Karen Chetwynd MA, BA Hons. Cert T&L, Assessor, IQA – Responsible for all strategic matters in Academic Affairs, external validation and accreditation liaison and management of Quality Enhancement.

TTC Academic & Artistic Staff

Head of Dance: Zak Nemorin BA (Hons.)
Head of Musical Theatre: Nigel West
Advisor for Singing curriculum and main tutor: Joe Bunker BA Hons English; Lv 4 PTLLS
Advisor for Acting curriculum and main tutor: Nigel West
Advisor for Jazz Dance curriculum and main tutor and Artistic Director Performance Course: Zak Nemorin BA (Hons.)
Advisor for Contemporary Dance curriculum and main tutor: Milla Kauhanen MIfL, Cert in Education in Performing Arts
Advisor for Tap Dance curriculum and main tutor: Jo Morris Prof .Dip.
Student Support Officer & Student Counsellor: Fuschia Peters BA Hons; BSc Psychology; BACP Member; Dip. Counselling
Auditions and Registry: Ikky Maas PostGrad Dip; Lv 4 PTLLS
Marketing & Outreach: Mike Carpenter

Advisory Board

Patron: Sir Derek Jacobi, CBE


Professor Mary King – Singing
Stephen Mear- Musical Theatre
Darshan Singh Bhuller – Contemporary Dance