Appointed to the board in 2019. Caroline is a people enthusiast and currently enjoys a varied portfolio of work activities namely as an Independent Civil Celebrant, Mediator, Conflict Coach and Professional Training Role Player. After an initial career in Investment Banking and Marketing Communications & P.R. she followed her dream into Acting. She graduated from UCD with a law degree (BCL) and has diplomas in Drama, Theatre Arts and Stagecraft from Coláiste Dhúlaigh and Speech and Drama Teaching from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Caroline is a co-founder of Serendipity Celebrants who perform ceremonies for every chapter of life.
Appointed to the Board in 2019. Ursula Robb graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 1989 and began her dance career with the Douglas Wright Dance Company, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet (1990 -1995). Ursula was a founding member of the New Zealand Dance Company (2012) and toured NZ with the company in 2013. Since 2005 Ursula has worked as a freelance dancer and tutor and teaches regularly at P.A.R.T.S, (Performing Arts and Research Studios) Brussels, DDSKS,(Danish National School of Performing Arts) Copenhagen, NZSD (New Zealand School of Dance), Wellington, and most recently, on the BA and MA programs at the University of Limerick. As a rehearsal director she has worked with Rosas, Paris Opera and Lyon Opera, setting Rosas repertoire. Ursula holds an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management.
Appointed to the board in 2020. Garret Ward has been working in the Financial sector for over 25 years in both London and Dublin. He specialises in Capital Markets, predominantly institutional equities with clients in Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America.
Appointed to the board in 2020. Dr Lucia Prihodova works as Research Manager at the at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Lucia holds a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at University of Groningen, Netherlands and her research focuses on various aspects of health systems related to work environment, workforce training and wellbeing and patient outcomes. Lucia is a holder and collaborator on national and international research grants and she has managed large scale research projects along with their subsequent knowledge translation and dissemination. She is an experienced manager, with key skills in leadership, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning. Avid consumer of all things arts, with a particular interest in modern female artists.
Helen Meany is an arts writer, curator, independent arts consultant and coach. As a theatre critic she covers Irish theatre for the Guardian, and has contributed to many other publications. She is the Curator/Producer of the Classics Now festival programme of public debate on culture and ideas, 2005-06, and Editor of Irish Theatre Magazine, 2005-11. Previously Helen was an arts journalist and commissioning editor with the Irish Times. Helen was Chairperson of the board of Dublin Dance Festival from 2011-19 and is currently on the board of the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.
Appointed to the board in 2022. Finola danced in Germany with Vivienne Newport in TAT Frankfurt, and with Pina Bausch in Wuppertal, and most recently with Raimund Hoghe in Düsseldorf. She teaches in the School of English, Drama, and Film at University College Dublin. Finola has performed with Liz Roche Company in Naher… closer, nearer, sooner 2018/2019 at the Goethe-Institut Irland.
Appointed to the board in 2023, Dr. Arudhra Krishnaswamy is a Contemporary dancer, performance maker and scholar from India who is currently based in Limerick, Ireland. She is currently a lecturer of Contemporary dance at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick. She has a PhD in Dance Anthropology (NUS) and a Masters in Drama and Performance (UCD). She has been a lecturer of dance at the Lasalle College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine arts (NAFA) , Singapore and a lecturer of Theatre and Performance at both UCD and Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland. She is also an independent artist who teaches guest faculty classes and choreographs work for a number of schools, studios and dance companies throughout the year. She has taught various workshops and intensive programmes both locally and internationally including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, India and Ireland. She is a former company dancer of The Danceworx, India and The Royal Dance Off Company, Singapore. She is a scholarship recipient to the International Student Visa Programme, Broadway Dance Centre, New York and an Emerging Scholar Award recipient of the International Conference on the Arts in Society held in Portugal in 2019.
Appointed to the board in 2022. Dylan Quinn has worked as a professional dance artist for over 17 years. He trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds England. Dylan worked for several years with Ludus Dance Company and it was during this time that he further developed his interested in creating work that says something about the world within which we live. In 2001 Dylan relocated to Spain to undertake an MA in Peace and development Studies at the Universtad Di Cataollina. Upon returning to Northern Ireland Dylan worked as a lecturer on a Peace and Community Development course in Sligo and became Artist in Residence with Fermanagh District Council. In 2009 Dylan and Dance Manager Hannah Curr established Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre. Since then Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre has established an extensive programme of community and education work across Fermanagh and beyond. The company has created 5 professional commissions and a number of external ones.
Liz Roche Company is strategically funded by The Arts Council of Ireland.
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Artistic Director and Choreographer
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