Sue Mitchell – Chair

Sue has had a lifelong interest in dance, theatre and education. She has been Dance Artist in Residence for Aberdeenshire, Director of Out of the Darkness Theatre Company and currently manages the Workers Education Association for Highland.

Alan Busby

Alan is Head of Events at the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce where he’s worked since 2005. He has a BA (Hons) in Marketing and Politics and an MSc in Entrepreneurial Studies and Business Growth and brings a wealth of business experience from his roles with the Methodist Church in London, Marks & Spencer and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

Theresa Campbell

Theresa began her career as a teacher of physical education in Secondary, Primary and Special schools. For 25 years she worked in the field of Initial Teacher Education and from 1999 held the post of Senior Lecturer in Physical Education at the University of Glasgow. During this time she worked on many projects and forged partnerships with a range of organisations and groups, including helping to establish and deliver the Postgraduate Dance qualification for teachers in collaboration with YDance. Teacher education remains her passion and, although now retired, she continues to work with staff and pupils to develop teacher confidence and to improve the physical education experiences for young people with a particular focus on Early Motor Development.

Anita Clark

Ian Dewar

Ian is currently an accountant with Dunalastair Estates Ltd. Prior to this he worked for the King’s and Festival Theatres in Edinburgh as Depute Finance Manager. He has been involved in Youth Theatre for many years and during this time has directed many plays and musicals for high profile events such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ian is also a Scout Leader and a volunteer befriender with Children 1st in Edinburgh.

Laurie Houston

Carolyn Lappin

Carolyn, who is also Executive Director of YDance, was educated at Glasgow University, and began working in the arts front of house at the Citizens’ Theatre in Glasgow. From 1984 until 2001 she worked with Scottish Youth Theatre as General Manager, also managing the Old Athenaeum Theatre. Carolyn has also been Administrator for Winged Horse Touring Productions, IPB Productions and Spontaneous Combustions, and has represented Scotland on the Board of the Independent Theatre Council. She joined Scottish Youth Dance as General Manager in January 2002.

Lucy Vaughan


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