Melanie Wilson has enjoyed over twenty years working in the arts. She began working in the visual arts at the Serpentine Gallery, the Anthony d’Offay Gallery and the V&A, and continues to work on the Live Performance and Film Programme at Tate Modern on a freelance basis. From 2000 to 2010 Melanie worked in the Classical Music Projects team and Artistic Programming team at the Southbank Centre programming their own promotion music season. Some of the highlights were the composer curated two week festivals, Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Sir Maxwell Davies amongst others, the World Voice festival of choirs from around the world, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra’s week long residency under Gustavo Dudamel as well working with other resident artists at the South Bank including the Takacs Quartet and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons. Developing Song on the Southbank with the Head of Music, Amelia Freedman, CBE, was a wonderful opportunity to programme recitals with Jessye Norman, Willard White, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dimitri Hvorostovsky and Renee Fleming amongst many others. As a freelancer Melanie has worked as Competition Manager for National Choir of the Year 2016 broadcast on BBC Four, Art Fair Manager for SUNDAY Art Fair 2013 and 2014, Senior Manager for Vocal Futures a charity aimed at engaging 16-22 year olds in all aspects of classical music and is currently Operations Manager at Bloomsbury Festival. She is looking forward to working with everyone at National Youth Ballet.