Dance Manchester is a small charity, currently only employing two members of staff.

Director – Deb Ashby – deb@dancemanchester.org.uk Mondays to Fridays 10am to 5pm Mobile: 07790873459

Deb has worked in the Arts for almost 27 years, starting her career as part of the team working on the National Arts & Media Strategy at Arts Council of Great Britain. Keen to move nearer to where the action is in the performing arts, she worked with final year students of the Central School of Ballet on the British Gas Ballet Central Tour, then joined the Dance & Performing Arts department at the South Bank Centre, working with companies such as DV8 on the premiere performances of Enter Achilles.

The majority of her career to date has been in dance development, with two years at Essexdance followed by a move back to home turf, taking up her current role at Dance Manchester.

She is also a Board member for Burnley Youth Theatre.

 

 

Programme Co-ordinator – Clare Brennan – clare@dancemanchester.org.uk

Clare works three days a week, Mondays to Wednesdays from 9.30am-4.30pm

Clare graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with Creative Arts BA Hons and worked as a dance teacher in further education and as freelance teacher whilst working part-time as Dance Manchester’s Administrator from 1996. In 2009 Clare took on the role as programme co-ordinator for the organisation.