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date: 15 July 2024

Tamen, (Maria) Isabel (Bénard da Costa) free

Tamen, (Maria) Isabel (Bénard da Costa) free

Born Lisbon 8 July 1963; d of Dr Pedro Mário Alles Tamen and Dr Maria Isabel Bénard da Costa Tamen; m 1999, Henri Oguike (marr. diss. 2013); one s one d

Executive Director, Akram Khan Company, since 2021 (Operations Manager, 2020–21)

Education

Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon (Modern Langs and Lit. 1982); London Contemp. Dance Sch. (Dip. Contemp. Dance and Choreography 1986)

Career

Dancer: Images Dance Co., 1986–88; London Contemp. Dance Th., 1988–94; Richard Alston Dance Co., 1994–99; trainee manager, Independance, 1999–2000; Educn Officer, Sakoba, 2000–02; Gen. Manager, Henri Oguike Dance Co., 1998–2009; Exec. Dir, Richard Alston Dance Co., 2009–20

Recreations

literature, languages, music and dance