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Prof Steve Dixon is a world-renowned academic, researcher and interdisciplinary artist with a distinguished career in both higher education leadership and the professional creative industries.
He joined LASALLE College of the Arts as its sixth President in February 2012. Under his leadership, the College has matured to become one of Asia’s leading arts institutions, and remains the only local institution to win the coveted EduTrust Star, Singapore’s highest mark of quality in private education.
Following a successful career as an actor and award-winning director of film and digital media productions, Steve became an academic in 1991. He quickly established an international reputation for his research in the use of media and computing technologies in the performing arts.
His 800-page book, Digital Performance is recognised as the most comprehensive scholarly work on the subject and won international awards including the Association of American Publishers Award for Excellence in Music and the Performing Arts. His latest book, Cybernetic-Existentialism: Freedom, Systems and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance (Routledge, 2020) reformulates philosophical and scientific ideas to propose an original aesthetic theory of contemporary arts and performance.
He has an accomplished record as a strategic and visionary leader. Prior to LASALLE he was Head of the School of Arts, then Pro Vice Chancellor at Brunel University, London, where he spearheaded initiatives to develop business partnerships, secure multi-million pound research contracts and maximise the external impact of the University’s portfolio of research and teaching programmes.