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Dance Theatre of Ireland


Dance Theatre of Ireland is currently working to be compliant with the following codes of conduct with regard to charitable organisations and intends to have completed the process by the end of 2019.

The Governance Code as a Type B organisation

ICTR Statement of Guiding Principles on Fundraising
Website compliant to Standard B on the Governance Transparency Scale

Our Mission and Values Here

Board of Directors

Mary Apied

Mary Apied is the founding director and former President of the Trinity Foundation; the fund raising arm of Trinity College. She is currently a member of the Board of the Landmark Trust and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Mary has over thirty years experience of fundraising for third level and non-profit organisations.

Robert Burke

Robert Burke is a solicitor who has retired from full time legal practice and now mainly acts as a director on boards of a number of companies engaged in a wide range of activities, many of which are regulated entities. He also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He is the longest serving member of the board of DTI and has wide experience of artistic, educational and other not-for-profit organisations and the governance regimes applicable to them.

Nick Curtis-Davis

Nick Curtis-Davis is an innovator and marketer with a passion for enabling businesses to do things differently in the pursuit of new opportunities and growth. He is is currently Director of Strategic Insight and Head of Brand Dvelopment for Bord Bia.  Prior to joining Bord Bia hew was leading Guinness innovation for Diageo's Western Europe business and has worked with Bewleys and The Coca-Cola Company in a variety of leadership roles in innovation, change management and technical & operations management


Patrick Delaney

Patrick Delaney has worked for the Irish Tourist Board, and as Vice president of Sales & Marketing Adare Festival, Adare Manor, was president of Site (Society of Incentive and Travel Executives), and has been on the power 50 list by Conference & Incentive Travel (UK) a directory of the most inspirational people in the UK and Ireland. He has been Vice President of MCI/ Industry Relations and Ovation Global, a communications an event management company. He is currently Managing Partner of SooNua, along with Padraic Gilligan, a Boutique Consultancy Firm working with enterprises and destinations in the Meetings and Events Industry. Patrick’s passion and charisma in the industry has been honoured with various awards at the meeting and events industry’s premier shows including the IMEX Academy Award in 2009 and the EIBTM 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. Delaney also serves on the advisory board for EIBTM and the Board of Directors for INCON Group,


Gail Gilliland

Gail Gilliland studied dance from the age of 3 in Derry and later in London for 12 years--her interests have been in dance, singing & piano (which she teaches).  She supports musical events such as the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, John O' Conor's Dublin International Piano Competition & KBC Music in a Great Irish Houses.  She has been on the Board of two Educate Together schools: Dalkey School Project & Gorey Educate Together as well as the Executive body for Educate Together. She is a member the International Womens’ Choir and the Dun Laoghaire Choral Society.  Gail is a life-long dance and equestrian enthusiast,  supporting the work of Festina Lente (who teach riding to all including people with physical & mental difficulties) She also has an interest in Horticulture (is a member of the International Dendrology Society)  and is avid hiker – hiking  Kilimanjaro, China, Oregon, Indonesia, Bhutan, Sikkim, the Alps, Pyrenees and Iceland.


Eadaoin McCarthy

Eadaoin McCarthy is Global Head of Innovation, Mark Anthony Brands Internatioal.  Eadaoin’s passion for food has been the bedrock of her career having worked across many leading brands such as Kerry Group, Denny, Bewleys, Donegal Catch , Kellogg. An avid food junkie, Eadaoin has also travelled across all continents in search of the newest food trend and oldest traditions. She also has a Licentiate Diploma in Speech and Drama -and taught mime and improvisation. Her love of the arts transfers into comedy, cinema and dance.





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