New Programme Manager
Dance Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Programme Manager, Louise Costello. This is a key and exciting moment for Louise to be joining Dance Ireland following the recent launch of our strategy Moving Forward Together (2018 to 2023). We look forward to welcoming her when she joins us at the end of January to develop and manage the organisation’s artistic programme.
A graduate of the MA in Drama from University College Dublin, Louise has a background in dance as a performer, teacher and choreographer and has previously held positions as Dance Artist in Residence for Dumfries and Galloway Council (2006 – 2008), Dancer in Residence for South Dublin County Council and RUA RED Arts Centre (2008 – 2011), Public Programme Manager for South East Dance (2012-2014) and Creative Learning Producer at Dance Umbrella Festival (2014 – 2017). Most recently Louise was Manager of The Grainstore, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown youth arts facility.
Her work in arts and dance management encompasses engagement with young people and communities, artist development and programming public events to support engagement in dance.