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Wriggle Dance Theatre - Board of Directors

Carrie Carruthers - CHAIR

Carrie has management, communication and strategic skills proven over 20 years in the arts working in both independent arts organisations and the funding sector.  She has a strong network of contacts in the arts sector nationally and knowledge of the cultural priorities and opportunities across statutory and private sectors.  She has been an independent fundraiser since June 2011 and Development Manager for The Spark Arts for Children since November 2013.

Morag Ballantyne - TRUSTEE

Morag Ballantyne is director of Ballantyne Carmichael. She is a consultant, facilitator and mentor in the creative and cultural industries working with a wide range of cultural organisations, artists and creative businesses to help them build capacity, develop strategy and achieve their goals. She sits on the Culture and Creative Industries Board at Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at The Core at Corby Cube, and a trustee of Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust and South Northants Leisure Trust.

Yael Owen-McKenna - TRUSTEE

Yael has been working in dance and arts education for over 20 years, with experience as a teacher, university lecturer, academic and leader in cultural strategy and development.

She is currently Joint Head of Service at Coventry Performing Arts which is the Lead Organisation of the Coventry Music Education Hub. Yael leads on a wide programme of dance, music and arts partnership development, delivery and project co-ordination with children and young people and a diverse number of regional and national organisations.

Yael is a key member of the West Midlands Dance Strategy Group (Dancexchange Birmingham), a Council Member for The Laban Guild and a member of the panel for the Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund.