Mentor

Dawn Sanders QSM

Arts Manager, Sponsorship & Fundraiser

Founder (1991) & Chief Executive of  Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ; organise annual University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals nationwide since 1992, National Shakespeare Schools Production, SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company, national workshops & seminars, overseas study tours for students, interns, mid-career actors, teachers and others, especially, but not solely, with Shakespeare’s Globe, London.

2009 organised SGCNZ dinner performance at the Wellington Club; Bard’s Birthday Dinner at Parliament; dinner performance/auction at Northern Club, Auckland for SGCNZ International Artistic Fellows
Manager SGCNZ’s Compleate Workes 2009
Course Director Uplifting Shakespeare TRCC/SGCNZ Course 2009
Part-time Dance Anatomy & Arts Life Skills Lecturer Wellington Performing Arts Centre
Event Manager & Trustee Capital Theatre Productions — recently Family Affair concert for Families Commission 2009; fundraising concert/dinner/auction for Skylight Trust 2008; tour July 2007 — QMJY Chinese Traditional Quartet under Oriental Express programme; The Amazing Grace Tour of Daniel Rodriguez and Marla Kavanaugh; their return for a concert with Ben Baker; mentoring of emerging artists; ‘umbrella–ing’ of unregistered arts organisations
General Secretary Heritage Inc
Event Manager/Tour Coordinator/Sponsorship/ fundraiser/PR manager/ Arts Consultant/Mentor for many individuals, groups & organisations
Free-lance lecturer and public speaker
Previously
Free-lance Project Manager &/or PR & Sponsorship Manager & Marketing manager &/or Producer of a vast array of events some of which have included:
Globe Theatre Hangings Project, including 2 year national tour & 1 yr international tour and raising $1,300,000 by 1993
2-week Elizabethan Festival 1990, including tour to NZ by Sam Wanamaker
2000, 02, 04, 2007, 2009 national lecture tours in NZ of Patrick Spottiswoode
Director, Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe, London
2006 Organised theatre practitioners’ workshops in Wellington by former Associate
Globe Director, UK, Tim Carroll
2001 & 2008 Organised corporate and theatre industry workshops & talks by Ben Walden and Richard Olivier, UK Director of Olivier Mythodrama Leadership through Shakespeare
Organised National Tour of New Zealand of Sarah Davey for British Council
2001-2008 Marketing Manager (by contract) for Vector Wellington Orchestra – all VWO concerts since 2001 beginning with Ben Baker Pays Tribute; advisor on submissions; sponsorship raising
Business Manager for Capital Theatre Productions – Oriental Express Tours for Embassy of China of Li Chuanyan, Sun YingDi, QMYE, many shows and events
Tour Organiser Mummenschanz 3 x 11 2006 for Embassy of Switzerland
Chair, Dance on Trust; sponsorship & Marketing Manager A right royal GALA2005
Marketing Manager for Another right royal GALA 2007
Co-producer, PR & Sponsorship Manager Rush!, Song & Dance, Rotariety and other shows and functions
Executive Producer/Publicist for Elk Safari & Inner Constellations
2003, 04, 05 Organised entertainment for ICANZ conference
2004 Coordinated performances in Wellington Cathedral for Arts Encompassing
2004 Organised corporate event & performance for The Public Trust at Circa
Theatre, Wellington
Mid 2002 – December 2006 Chair Wellington Writers Walk Committee – helpedraise funds and launch 4 more Text Sculptures, & 4 Benchmarks. Organised NZSociety of Authors AGM & Conference
2000, 2002, 04 Organised two week lecture tour in NZ of Director of Globe
Education, London
2000, 03, 06 Organiser TRCC/SGCNZ Shakespeare courses for teachers
NZ Tour of Compagnie Nomades Le-Loft Vevey dance company
Te Whaea:National Dance & Drama Centre new premises fund-raiser, manager of
events and performances
VMA (Venue Management Association) Conference
4 Alana Haines Australasian Dance Competition
Fundraiser & event organiser for Landmarks Project – Celebrating Women
Vivek Kinra’s season of Subrahmanyan
5 Karori Normal School Galas
Karori & the Valley of the Birds 125th school production at Opera House
Project Coordinator Youth Arts 2000 two week Festival
Coordinated tour from UK to NZ of corporate professional development workshops by Ben Walden from Cranfield School of Management, UK
various courses, seminars, performances, lecture tours, Vice-Regal events,
entertainment for conferences, special occasions including for Embassies & High Commissions, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, auctions, launches, street day appeal and lots more…!
Author of 5 books and many published articles & seminar & conference papers
Editor/ghost writer of 3 published books by Gisi Hirschfeld
Currently writing 2 more books
NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS
VOLUNTARY POSITIONS CURRENTLY HELD INCLUDE
Founder/Chief Executive Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ Trust (partly paid)
President Wellington Shakespeare Society Inc
Trustee Dorothy Daniels Dance Foundation Inc
Youth Committee Member Rotary Club of Port Nicholson
NZ Agent for Ben Baker – Wellington violinist at Yehudi Menuhin School
Member of UNESCO Communications Sub Commission
Chair Dance On Trust
Co-Founder/President Arts Medicine Aotearoa New Zealand
Co-Founder/Chair NZ Council of Dance Teaching Organisations Inc
Immediate Past President of NZ Society of Authors
Positions formerly held
Project Manager of Globe Theatre Hangings Project
Former Chair Wellington Writers’ Walk committee
Former Chair Sports Medicine NZ Wellington Branch
Former Chair NZ Society of Authors Wellington Branch
Founder & Former President NZ Association of Dance Teachers Inc
Former Trustee Save the St James Trust
Former Trust Board Member Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School
Fundraising & Sponsorship Manager for Te Whaea:National Dance & Drama Centre – new premises for Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School & New Zealand School of Dance
Former Trustee of National Dance Archive
Former member of a variety of other arts Boards/Trusts/Panels/…
Former full-time Administrator at National School of Ballet/ New Zealand School of Dance
Tutor/Lecturer NZ School of Dance for 30 years 1976-2006
Professional ballet dancer in Royal New Zealand Ballet & International Ballet Caravan, London, & with companies in Portugal & Spain
An inaugural part-time, then full-time student at National School of Ballet (now NZ School of Dance), achieving Diplomas in Dance Performance and Dance Teaching, award for Best All Round Student, & RAD Adv (Hons) & Solo Seal
Various training, including Human Biology; frequent conference/seminar lecturer
Originally from Blenheim where I was heavily active in ballet, music, drama, swimming, tennis, netball, softball – and an organisation I formed aged 7 – CWSA (Children’s Ward Supporters’ Association) – organised and performed in performances, wrote a magazine, etc for children in Wairau Hospital, Blenheim
Awards
2006 North & South [Magazine] New Zealander of the Year~Unsung Hero (January 2007 issue)
2006 Sam Wanamaker Award, Shakespeare’s Globe, London
2005 [Centennial] Rotary Paul Harris Fellow
1993 New Zealand School of Dance Distinguished Graduate
1992 Queen’s Service Medal – for services to the arts
1991 Runner-up Wellingtonian of the Year
I have a great passion for Wellington, the arts, for encouraging young people and bringing pleasure to people’s lives. I enjoy my family and the thousands of people with whom I interact each year.

Founder (1991) & Chief Executive of  Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ; organise annual University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals nationwide since 1992, National Shakespeare Schools Production, SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company, national workshops & seminars, overseas study tours for students, interns, mid-career actors, teachers and others, especially, but not solely, with Shakespeare’s Globe, London.

  • 2009 organised SGCNZ dinner performance at the Wellington Club; Bard’s Birthday Dinner at Parliament; dinner performance/auction at Northern Club, Auckland for SGCNZ International Artistic Fellows
  • Manager SGCNZ’s Compleate Workes 2009
  • Course Director Uplifting Shakespeare TRCC/SGCNZ Course 2009
  • Part-time Dance Anatomy & Arts Life Skills Lecturer Wellington Performing Arts Centre
  • Event Manager & Trustee Capital Theatre Productions — recently Family Affair concert for Families Commission 2009; fundraising concert/dinner/auction for Skylight Trust 2008; tour July 2007 — QMJY Chinese Traditional Quartet under Oriental Express programme; The Amazing Grace Tour of Daniel Rodriguez and Marla Kavanaugh; their return for a concert with Ben Baker; mentoring of emerging artists; ‘umbrella–ing’ of unregistered arts organisations
  • General Secretary Heritage Inc
  • Event Manager/Tour Coordinator/Sponsorship/ fundraiser/PR manager/ Arts Consultant/Mentor for many individuals, groups & organisations
  • Free-lance lecturer and public speaker

Previously

Free-lance Project Manager &/or PR & Sponsorship Manager & Marketing manager &/or Producer of a vast array of events some of which have included:

  • Globe Theatre Hangings Project, including 2 year national tour & 1 yr international tour and raising $1,300,000 by 1993
  • 2-week Elizabethan Festival 1990, including tour to NZ by Sam Wanamaker
  • 2000, 02, 04, 2007, 2009 national lecture tours in NZ of Patrick Spottiswoode
  • Director, Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe, London
  • 2006 Organised theatre practitioners’ workshops in Wellington by former Associate Globe Director, UK, Tim Carroll
  • 2001 & 2008 Organised corporate and theatre industry workshops & talks by Ben Walden and Richard Olivier, UK Director of Olivier Mythodrama Leadership through Shakespeare
  • Organised National Tour of New Zealand of Sarah Davey for British Council
  • 2001-2008 Marketing Manager (by contract) for Vector Wellington Orchestra — all VWO concerts since 2001 beginning with Ben Baker Pays Tribute; advisor on submissions; sponsorship raising
  • Business Manager for Capital Theatre Productions — Oriental Express Tours for Embassy of China of Li Chuanyan, Sun YingDi, QMYE, many shows and events
  • Tour Organiser Mummenschanz 3 x 11 2006 for Embassy of Switzerland
  • Chair, Dance on Trust; sponsorship & Marketing Manager A right royal GALA2005
  • Marketing Manager for Another right royal GALA 2007
  • Co-producer, PR & Sponsorship Manager Rush!, Song & Dance, Rotariety and other shows and functions
  • Executive Producer/Publicist for Elk Safari & Inner Constellations
  • 2003, 04, 05 Organised entertainment for ICANZ conference
  • 2004 Coordinated performances in Wellington Cathedral for Arts Encompassing
  • 2004 Organised corporate event & performance for The Public Trust at Circa
  • Theatre, Wellington
  • Mid 2002 – December 2006 Chair Wellington Writers Walk Committee — helped raise funds and launch 4 more Text Sculptures, & 4 Benchmarks. Organised NZ Society of Authors AGM & Conference
  • 2000, 2002, 04 Organised two week lecture tour in NZ of Director of Globe Education, London
  • 2000, 03, 06 Organiser TRCC/SGCNZ Shakespeare courses for teachers
  • NZ Tour of Compagnie Nomades Le-Loft Vevey dance company
  • Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre new premises fund-raiser, manager of events and performances
  • VMA (Venue Management Association) Conference
  • 4 Alana Haines Australasian Dance Competition
  • Fundraiser & event organiser for Landmarks Project — Celebrating Women
  • Vivek Kinra’s season of Subrahmanyan
  • 5 Karori Normal School Galas
  • Karori & the Valley of the Birds 125th school production at Opera House
  • Project Coordinator Youth Arts 2000 two week Festival
  • Coordinated tour from UK to NZ of corporate professional development workshops by Ben Walden from Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • various courses, seminars, performances, lecture tours, Vice-Regal events, entertainment for conferences, special occasions including for Embassies & High Commissions, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, auctions, launches, street day appeal and lots more…!
  • Author of 5 books and many published articles & seminar & conference papers
  • Editor/ghost writer of 3 published books by Gisi Hirschfeld
  • Currently writing 2 more books

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS

Voluntary positions currently held include

  • Founder/Chief Executive Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ Trust (partly paid)
  • President Wellington Shakespeare Society Inc
  • Trustee Dorothy Daniels Dance Foundation Inc
  • Youth Committee Member Rotary Club of Port Nicholson
  • NZ Agent for Ben Baker — Wellington violinist at Yehudi Menuhin School
  • Member of UNESCO Communications Sub Commission
  • Chair Dance On Trust
  • Co-Founder/President Arts Medicine Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Co-Founder/Chair NZ Council of Dance Teaching Organisations Inc
  • Immediate Past President of NZ Society of Authors
  • Positions formerly held
  • Project Manager of Globe Theatre Hangings Project
  • Former Chair Wellington Writers’ Walk committee
  • Former Chair Sports Medicine NZ Wellington Branch
  • Former Chair NZ Society of Authors Wellington Branch
  • Founder & Former President NZ Association of Dance Teachers Inc
  • Former Trustee Save the St James Trust
  • Former Trust Board Member Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School
  • Fundraising & Sponsorship Manager for Te Whaea:National Dance & Drama Centre – new premises for Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School & New Zealand School of Dance
  • Former Trustee of National Dance Archive
  • Former member of a variety of other arts Boards/Trusts/Panels/…
  • Former full-time Administrator at National School of Ballet/ New Zealand School of Dance
  • Tutor/Lecturer NZ School of Dance for 30 years 1976-2006
  • Professional ballet dancer in Royal New Zealand Ballet & International Ballet Caravan, London, & with companies in Portugal & Spain
  • An inaugural part-time, then full-time student at National School of Ballet (now NZ School of Dance), achieving Diplomas in Dance Performance and Dance Teaching, award for Best All Round Student, & RAD Adv (Hons) & Solo Seal
  • Various training, including Human Biology; frequent conference/seminar lecturer
  • Originally from Blenheim where I was heavily active in ballet, music, drama, swimming, tennis, netball, softball — and an organisation I formed aged 7 — CWSA (Children’s Ward Supporters’ Association) — organised and performed in performances, wrote a magazine, etc for children in Wairau Hospital, Blenheim

Awards

2006 North & South [Magazine] New Zealander of the Year~Unsung Hero (January 2007 issue)

2006 Sam Wanamaker Award, Shakespeare’s Globe, London

2005 [Centennial] Rotary Paul Harris Fellow

1993 New Zealand School of Dance Distinguished Graduate

1992 Queen’s Service Medal — for services to the arts

1991 Runner-up Wellingtonian of the Year

 

I have a great passion for Wellington, the arts, for encouraging young people and bringing pleasure to people’s lives. I enjoy my family and the thousands of people with whom I interact each year.

 

 

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