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Carolyn Lappin

Executive Director

Carolyn was educated at Glasgow University. From 1984 to 2001 she worked with Scottish Youth Theatre as General Manager, also managing the Old Athenaeum Theatre. She has also represented Scotland on the Board of the Independent Theatre Council. She joined Scottish Youth Dance as General Manager in 2002.

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Anna Kenrick

Artistic Director

Anna trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance before working with the Education Team at The Place – London, Magpie Dance Company, Anjali Dance Company and teaching for many different schools and organisations across the UK as a choreographer, teacher and facilitator. In 2002 Anna joined Ludus Dance Company where she worked as both a dancer and teacher. She performed in UK and international tours of Perfecting Eugene, Trapped and Zygote, working with choreographers Rosie Kay, Filip Van Huffel and Hannah Gillgren. She joined YDance in 2007 as Project Director for the Free to Dance project as well as a choreographer for a number of projects including Project Y where she has choreographed 10 new works to date touring across the country.

In 2011 Anna was appointed as Artistic Director of YDance and has gone on to create and choreograph new works for the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland – A Million Eyes on You (2012), If I Told You (2014), Stuck in My Throat (2015), Maelstrom (2016) and Di-ver-gent (2018), plus co-choreographed pieces with Filip Van Huffel and Ruth Osbourne for international exchange projects. She has been commissioned to create outdoor and indoor pieces for the cultural programmes for the Olympics in 2012, the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the World Gymnastics Championships in 2015, as well as directing and programming the first ever Commonwealth Youth Dance festival in 2014. In 2018 Anna choreographed and directed a large scale intergenerational project, “Generation Dance Festival” in partnership with Scottish Ballet and choreographed a collaborative production “Tell Us Who We Are” with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and Scottish Youth Theatre. Anna is a coach and mentor for the Federation of Scottish Theatre and works as a visiting assessor and sits on the qualifications design team for dance for the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

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