Career high:

So many in this job at Scottish Ballet - from moving the company to new headquarters at Tramway to seeing people transformed by extraordinary performances.

Career low: When the sale of our previous building fell through a few months before we moved to Tramway.

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Best advice received: Trust your instincts.

Last book read: The Quarry, by Iain Banks (pictured).

Favourite film: The

Shawshank Redemption.

Favourite music: I have very eclectic tastes but Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet is in my head at the moment.

Ideal dinner guests: Anyone with whom I could have a good debate about politics, religion and any other topic considered taboo for polite company.