Meet The Trustees
Now retired, Coleen feels lucky to have had a wonderful and varied career. She had a passion for dance from an early age which led her to study it in teachers' training college alongside music and education. Beginning in mainstream education, she became an advisory dance teacher working in schools and colleges. Coleen also worked in community dance, and choreographed for youth dance and theatre companies. Coleen believes creative and expressive arts are an essential part of education, a philosophy she shall trust in always.
Sue is a retired head teacher who has always championed the arts. Throughout her career she has promoted the arts as a vehicle for delivering many aspects of the curriculum, but also for the pleasure gained by participants. As well as being on NEW Dance’s Board of Trustees, she is a trustee of Cartref Ni, a north Wales based charity which enables people with learning disabilities to enjoy supported living in the community. She is also Chair of the Flintshire (Optec) Japanese Youth Exchange.
Catrin was born in Trawsfynydd and moved to Llangollen aged 10 and is a fluent Welsh speaker.
Catrin has one daughter, one son and three grandchildren. She retired from working at HSBC nine years ago and is the Treasurer of the Llangollen Support Group for Nightingale House Hospice. Catrin also belongs to Llangollen Inner Wheel.
Ceri is an Independent Arts Manager with specialisms in audience development and dance. Her current portfolio includes Anjali Dance Company, ATMA Dance, Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah, IOU Theatre Company, Made by Katie Green and Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company.
Jenny has had a varied career from being a musical instrument repairer and falconry hood maker to a graphic designer but her most long term role in life has been as one of the founders of The Patchwork Traditional Food Company. Taking this company over 36 years, from a partnership on the kitchen table to a factory employing 30 people. Through this role she has gained an extensive knowledge of all aspects of running a business. It is this knowledge that is invaluable to her position on the NEW Dance Board. She has an honours degree in Psychology and also sits as a trustee for South Clwyd Beekeepers Association.