Delia Barker

Programmes Director

Delia is Programmes Director at the Roundhouse, a live music and performance space which is also a charity using creativity to transform, inspire and change the lives of young people aged 11- 25. Her previous role was Director of English National Ballet School, a world leading specialist training centre for highly talented ballet dancers aged 16-19, continuously rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Delia is also Chair of the Board for Studio Wayne McGregor (SWM) a world-leading, multi-faceted dance and creative organisation that is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio and that recently opened the first artist-led arts space in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

Delia is a dance specialist and as such held the post of Senior Officer, Dance for Arts Council England for seven years, leading nationally on South Asian, African Peoples' and Disability-led dance practice before going on to manage a portfolio of diverse cultural organisations receiving £9.1 million of public investment. She has delivered business and organisation development as a consultant to Drake Music, StopGap Dance, Boy Blue Entertainment and Avant Garde Dance and she regularly mentors. She is a qualified organisational development practitioner certified by the NTL Institute, experienced in executive leadership development and management and trained in Action Learning Set facilitation and Virtual ALS facilitation with Action Learning Associates.