Director, Scottish Drama Training Network
I joined Scottish Drama Training Network as Director in February 2016 and with experience of working both in Theatre and in Further Education, I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead the work of the Scottish Drama Training Network.
For most of my career I have worked in either the theatre or education sectors, creating, developing and producing opportunities for young people to experience high quality theatre engagement and to develop their own creative skills.
My own interest in theatre began as a child, when I was a participant in what was then the Junior Drama Academy at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama (now Junior Conservatoire at the RCS), and was also a member of the National Youth Theatre. I went on to be a full time student at RSAMD and and graduated with a BA Dramatic Studies.
I have worked with several theatre companies across the UK, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, 7:84, the Brunton Theatre and the Tyne Theatre Company.
After working in Youth Theatre, in Theatre Marketing and also as a Lecturer at Edinburgh’s Telford College in the Performing Arts programme team, between 2004 and 2014 I was Head of Creative Learning for the Lyceum Theatre Company in Edinburgh. I led a team of youth theatre and creative learning practitioners delivering a diverse programme that included one of the largest Youth Theatres in Scotland, work with schools and colleges, and a participation programme for people of all ages, linked to the Company’s annual Season of seven plays.
I am looking forward to working with colleagues in Industry and in Education to develop the work of the SDTN and for SDTN’s programme to contribute to the practice-based drama training and courses taking place in the Colleges and Higher Education Institutions across Scotland.< Browse All Profiles