Directors

The board of directors comprises of Lisa Simpson and John Glass. Advisory Directors include Ruth Gould, Rachel Sweeney, Lucy Nicholson and Helen Gould.

Ruth Gould 

Ruth Gould is the Artistic Director of DaDaFest, a disability and d/Deaf arts organisation based in Liverpool with an international reputation for delivering high quality and accessible events and projects, including a critically acclaimed biennial festival. Ruth is seen as a leader, pioneer in her field, and is passionate about empowering disabled artists, challenging social attitudes and pushing boundaries in the disability arts scene. Ruth is also on the Board of Michigan based DisArt, Chair of Unlimited’s Main Commissions Panel, and an advisory member for both the Granada Foundation and Liverpool City Council Tourism and Culture Select Committee. She became a Deputy Lieutenant for Merseyside in 2015, and was awarded an MBE in 2016. Ruth is also an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University. This year, the Women’s Organisation included Ruth in their book ‘Twenty One’, celebrating the lives of 21 influential women who have helped shape the Liverpool city region, and beyond.rship from John Moores University, is on the board of Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance in Knowsley, is acting chair of ZU-UK – London based immersive theatre organisation and became Chair of Homotopia in Liverpool in December 2017.

Rachel Sweeney

Biography to come

Lucy Nicholson

Lucy is a senior lecturer and co-course leader of the BA (Hons) Dance Performance & Teaching course at The University Of Central Lancashire, Preston.  Her practice focusses on working with non-dancers, often considered to be marginalised both nationally and internationally.  As a lead dance artist with Dance United much of her work was focussed within the criminal justice system and more recently with adults in recovery through a Asset based creative writing and performance project called Reading The World. The essence of Lucy’s work is to return to the body as a starting point for creative practice, she uses a grounding in Laban / Bartenieff movement theories to underpin these explorations and is currently collaborating with UCLan’s Criminal Justice Partnership.

Helen Gould

Biography to come

Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance: Directors

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