“I’m really interested in how the digital programming the culture sector developed out of necessity during the pandemic can continue to be relevant and impactful in enabling access and increasing diversity of audiences, especially among people who can’t or don’t attend in person.”

Ankur is an artist & culture-sector changemaker. He’s the outgoing Director of Digital Stage & Studio at leading international dance organisation Sadler’s Wells, where he also served as Director of Content & Communications. At Sadler’s Wells, Ankur led on commissioning, producing and distribution for Digital Stage, which in the pandemic shared 50+ titles and reached 5M global views.

Ankur also co-hosts the podcast Arts Work, aimed at helping underrepresented groups navigate careers into the arts.

Prior to Sadler’s Wells, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he advised Fortune 500 companies in the media and consumer industries on strategy and organisational design. Ankur is an actor, dancer and writer with a career that has spanned A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare’s Globe and Armando Ianucci’s Avenue 5 for HBO.

Ankur is an alumnus of NYU Stern School of Business, London Contemporary Dance School, and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He was the recipient of the Fulbright and Marshall Scholarships and proudly serves on the Board of Trustees of Paines Plough.