Eddie Nixon is the Artistic Director of The Place, London. Surrounded by dance within his family, Eddie started tap and modern dance classes when he was just 5 years old. He loved singing and acting and grew up a true musical theatre kid, appearing in The Sound of Music and Bugsy Malone in London’s West End. Initially studying Chemistry at Bristol University, his love for dance won and he made a full detour to gain a BA (Hons) and MA at London Contemporary Dance School. For 12 years he performed for a wide range of companies and choreographers including New Adventures, The Featherstonehaughs, Protein Dance, DV8 Physical Theatre, Adventures in Motion Pictures, Rosemary Lee, Aletta Collins and Mark Bruce.
In 2004 Eddie was awarded a Fellowship from The Clore Leadership Programme, giving him the opportunity to learn about strategic arts management. He became Associate Director of The Place in 2005, programming theatre seasons and leading the theatre’s projects and artist development programmes. He was appointed to the role of Director in 2009. He is the UK representative for the Aerowaves network and represents The Place on the National Dance Network and European Dancehouse Network. In November 2018, Eddie took over the role of Artistic Director.