Katy Spicer is the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, joining the organisation in February 2008. She has been responsible for leading the organisation’s rapid development including securing its Arts Council England regular funding and developing a performance and artists’ development programme.

Prior to this Katy worked in senior positions for Chester Gateway Theatre, Arc Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company and Green Candle Dance Company.

Katy is currently a Trustee/Director of Voluntary Arts, European Folk Network and the National Music Council, and member of the Folk Advisory Committee for Sage Gateshead, and committees for the Family Arts Campaign, ICOMOS Intangible Cultural Heritage, and Make Music Day UK.