Magnetic North Theatre Festival announces new Managing Director
Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Canada’s national theatre festival showcasing some of the best Canadian talent is pleased to welcome a new managing director. This month the festival will welcome Nancy Oakley, a renowned not-for-profit leader from the Ottawa region.
For over 25 years, Nancy has worked in the not-for-profit sector in strategic planning, operations, project management, revenue generation, financial and risk management, human resources, and governance as a presenter and producer in the performing arts sector. In Ottawa, she has led the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), the Canada Dance Festival and Passionate Balance Theatre Company, as well as the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre in the Northwest Territories.
As a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a bachelor’s degree in theatre, Nancy’s background makes her an ideal fit for Magnetic North Theatre Festival. She is also a graduate of the Income Managers Program conducted by Genovese, Vanderhoof and Associates, in conjunction with the Centre for Cultural Management at the University of Waterloo and Orchestras Canada, during which time she interned at the Guelph Spring Festival and the National Ballet of Canada.
“Nancy’s experience and knowledge in the arts space and not-for-profit sector will prove extremely valuable to Magnetic North as the festival looks to grow across the country and throughout the theatre space,” says Magnetic North Board Chairman, Michael Hawkes.
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