Alex Poots

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Alex Poots
Born
Alexander Moinet Poots

1967 (age 51–52)
Edinburgh, Scotland
NationalityBritish
EducationCity University London
TitleArtistic Director and Chief Executive, The Shed (Hudson Yards)
Spouse(s)Kathryn Spellman-Poots
Children1 daughter and 1 son

Alexander Moinet Poots CBE (born 1967), is the founding chief executive and artistic director of The Shed (Hudson Yards) in New York City.[1][2] He was formerly the founding chief executive and artistic director of the Manchester International Festival (2005-2015)[3] and the artistic director of Park Avenue Armory (2012-2015).[4]

Early life[edit]

Alexander Moinet Poots was born in Edinburgh in 1967,[5] to a French mother and an Irish father, and studied the trumpet from a young age.[4]

Education[edit]

Poots earned a bachelor's degree in music from City University London.[5]

Awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Poots is married to American sociology professor, and author of Religion and Nation, Dr Kathryn Spellman-Poots.[9] They have two children, a girl (born 2007) and a boy (born 2011).[4][10]

Talk[edit]

  • Alistair Spalding (Chair), Alex Poots (Guest), Tania Harrison (Guest) (October 2009). In the Spirit of Diaghilev - Entrepreneurs Talk (Video). Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London: Sadler's Wells. Retrieved 5 August 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blake, David (25 November 2014). "$400m New York Arts Centre Snaps Up MIF Director Poots". Manchester Confidential. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  2. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (24 November 2014). "Alex Poots to be Culture Shed's artistic director". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  3. ^ Ellis-Petersen, Hannah (25 November 2014). "Manchester international festival founding director off to New York". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Sulcas, Roslyn (14 August 2013). "An outsize vision, forever filling voids". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b "My week: Alex Poots: The Poots CV". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. 28 June 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  6. ^ Trueman, Matt (6 July 2015). "Alex Poots: 'I always thought that if I stayed in Britain, I'd stay in London'". The Stage. The Stage Media Company Limited. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  7. ^ Kelly, Sean (26 May 2012). "Marina Abramović wins Diaghilev Award in Perm, Russia". skny.com. Sean Kelly (blog). Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Birthday Honours List - United Kingdom". The London Gazette, S1. 13 June 2015. p. B10. Retrieved 14 June 2015. Notice ID: 2347760.
  9. ^ Spellman, Kathryn (2004). Religion and nation: Iranian local and transnational networks in Britain. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 9781571815767.
  10. ^ Lloyd, Isabel (May 2013). "Mr Poots reinvents Manchester". Intelligent Life Magazine. Economist Group. Retrieved 31 July 2015.

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