Dublin Youth Dance Company CLG is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee.
Company Registration Number: 355549
Tax Registration Number: 6375549B
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sharon Murphy(Chair), Greta Bourke, Jeanette Keane, Oran Leong, Aoife Lucey, Jenny Roche and Kama Bugala
The Directors listed below are also members of the company.
Sharon Murphy is a lens-based artist and curator. She has worked in the arts for over twenty five years leading, programming, curating and producing a wide range of initiatives in the visual and the performing arts. She has significant experience in theatre and in local government arts, having held senior positions in TEAM Theatre, Abbey Theatre and as Arts Officer in Dún-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. She is currently resident curator at Draíocht. Murphy holds a BA (English & History, NUI Maynooth, 1984), a H. Dip Education (NUI Maynooth, 1985), an MA in Drama Studies (UCD, 1993) and a BA in Photography (IADT, 2014). She was the Irish recipient of the Arts Council’s 2007/2008 Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme (UK).
Greta Bourke has a degree in English Literature and History of Art from Trinity College Dublin. She worked for several years in the art world and in publishing in London and then went to live in Santiago, Chile, where she worked as a journalist and editor. She returned to Dublin in 2016 when she began working with John Scott as company manager at Irish Modern Dance Theatre. Greta has extensive writing and editing experience in the arts, as well as years of experience as an administrator.
Jeanette Keane currently holds this position of Communications and Marketing Manager for Dance Ireland. Having worked in the arts sector for the past 20 years in both in Canada and Ireland previous positions held in marketing and development with: arts consultanting company Genovese Vanderhoof and Associates; Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Crawford Art Gallery; Abbey Theatre and Ballet Ireland.
She has been a board director of Ballet Ireland and the College of Dance. She is currently a board member of Dublin Youth Dance Company.
As a former professional dancer, Jeanette has also produced work in Toronto and continues to teach ballet for CoisCeim.
Oran Leong is a multidisciplinary dance artist of traditional Irish, contemporary and aerial dance. With 18 years of competiive Irish dance training, he has won three World titles amongst numerous other regional and national Championships. He holds an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. During that time he met Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre which has been crucial to his aerial practice.
Working for a number of Irish and international companies in a variety of dance styles, Oran has also been Assistant Artistic Director of Laois Youth Dance Ensemble and was the backstage presenter for TG4's dance show 'An Ríl Deal'. He has also created his own solo dance works which have been presented at national and internatioal festivals and events. Various Arts Council funding has been awarded to him for Traditional Arts, Dance and Circus while in 2020, he received Dance Ireland’s HATCH Award under the mentorship of Fearghus Ó Conchúir. An alumnus of the Dublin Youth Dance Company, he is delighted to now serve on the Board.
Aoife Lucey is a communications professional who has worked at leading arts and culture organisations in Ireland and internationally for more than a decade. Her expertise includes strategic communications, marketing, public relations, stakeholder engagement and digital media management. Previously she held roles at Dublin Theatre Festival, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Canadian Stage and the Abbey Theatre before taking up her current position as Communications and Marketing Manager at Music Generation, Ireland's national music education programme.
Aoife is an English Literature and Drama and Theatre Studies graduate of Trinity College Dublin. She has since completed a Certificate in Community Education and Equality Studies (Maynooth University), a Certificate in Management Practice (University of Ulster) and qualified as a drama teacher through the Leinster School of Music and Drama.
Kama Bugala is an aspiring young dancer currently training as a senior member of the Dublin Youth Dance Company. Kama's continuous contemporary journey began in 2015 with DYDC, later leading her to discover Brocklebank Ballet Academy in Liffey Trust Studios, where she completed grade 3. Kama's curiosity guided her to explore circus discipline of Aerial Hoop and Pol Fitness, in Tribe Fitness and Dance Studios in Eastwall Dublin.
Whilst training with DYDC, Kama has been exposed to various amazing opportunities such as working with international choreographers Toni Bravo and national treasures such as Liz Roche and John Scott. Kama participated in the 2019 Emergence programme as s young co-choreographer in collaboration alongside Eoin O'Loughlin. Furthermore performing their duet in the Festival of Irish Choreography that year. She has been involved in Justine Doswell's projects, residencies and performances featuring most recent "A piece of my heart" screened as part of the Digital Festival of Irish Choreographers additionally having the chance of working with Brian Keegan and his newly composed music. Kama also created a solo for film project "PIVOT" (2020) screened at Lighthouse Festival.