Ruth Little is a theatre and dance dramaturg, a teacher and writer. She lectured in English literature at the University of Sydney, and was literary manager at Out of Joint, Soho Theatre and the Royal Court. She was artistic associate at the Young Vic and associate director of Cape Farewell, where she led and curated a series of expeditions, commissions and community projects across the Western and Northern Isles of Scotland. She has been dramaturg for Akram Khan Company since 2010 (Gnosis, Vertical Road, Desh, iTMOi, Dust, Until the Lions, Giselle, Xenos). In 2016-17 she was Festival Navigator for Perth International Arts Festival. She was dramaturg for Jonathan Watkins’ Kes (Sheffield Theatres) and 1984 (Northern Ballet), Simon Beaufoy’s The Full Monty (Sheffield Theatres), Le Patin Libre’s Vertical Influences and Threshold (Dance Umbrella, Danse Danse), English National Ballet’s Dust and Giselle. She has worked with Sadlers Wells, Barbican, National Theatre Connections, Fuel, Siobhan Davies Dance, Charlotte Spencer Productions, Fishamble, Theatre Forum Dublin, Australian Dance Theatre and Sky Arts, and was international guest dramaturg at Banff Arts Centre 2014-2017. Winner of 2012 Kenneth Tynan Award for dramaturgy. Guest editor, Dance Umbrella ‘Definite Article’, 2015-16. Publications include The Young Vic Book (Methuen), The Royal Court Theatre Inside Out (Oberon), The Slow Art of Contemporary Expedition: Islandings (University of the Arts), Art, Place, Climate: Situated Ethics (Springer), The Meteorological Body (Antennae).