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Having worked in the arts for over 30 years in roles from actor, director, scriptwriter, dramaturg, facilitator, producer, filmmaker, art director, mentor, Head of Inclusion, arts development, and disability awareness consultant, Louise has had extensive experience of working with a large portfolio of organisations and individuals from across the UK arts sector and beyond. She is highly creative in her own right, directing and producing, film making, script writing and as a visual artist, and also spends time a great deal of time supporting other artists and creatives through producing and mentoring in theatre, dance and screen.

She has programmed, directed and produced many small to large scale productions, events, and programmes in theatre, dance and film.  She is an experienced programmer, and produces and manages events - physical and digital - on regional, national and international scales. 

As well as being a creative at heart, she also works on a strategic level within the theatre and dance sector. She currently works on the senior management team for People Dancing as Head of Inclusion where she exec produced the 11 Million Reasons to Dance photography exhibition and film programme which toured across the UK and Internationally 2014 – 2021. Louise also supports many artists with their business development planning, visioning and fundraising, she is also on the board of Second Hand Dance.

In more recent years Louise has focused her work for her love of screen and has worked with organisations like the The Space and alongside film maker Ben Williams to create a series of shorts. She was a mentee on the BBCs Media Trust 50/50 Screenskills Reframing Disability mentoring programme and continues to create her own films and develop her screenwriting. In 2023 she filmed her first drama short 'How Long' which toured the film circuit in 2024. She is also working as a dramaturg and producer for a new musical that tells the story of Wendy Watson, a dedicated campaigner for genetic testing in hereditary breast cancer.

In 2021 Louise co-founded the Chronically ill Artists Network, and organisation which aims to raise awareness of chronic illness and to support artists, producers and arts professionals with chronic illness to work in the arts.

Louise is passionate about diversity, equity, access and inclusion and social justice. Difference interests her, injustice fires her. She likes to tell stories that go unheard and support those who need it most.

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